Merrillville-based Centier Bank has named Chris Campbell president, continuing a five-generation legacy of the family-owned bank. Campbell is married to a daughter of Centier Chairman and CEO Michael Schrage.
Schrage, who will remain in those positions, joined the bank in 1972 and was named president in 1977. He succeeded his father, Walter Schrage.
“Chris could not be more ready or prepared for this new chapter and looks forward to supervising some of the bank’s senior partners and business lines to ensure Centier Bank continues to be a leading financial institution in the state of Indiana,” said Schrage.
Before joining the northwest Indiana-based bank in 2006, Campbell worked at Nasdaq, eventually holding the title of vice president of equity trading.
At Centier, Campbell became a market president in 2016, leading growth in the Porter County and Michiana markets. He was later promoted to executive lending officer.
“I look forward to representing the fifth-generation leadership of Centier Bank,” said Campbell. “I have had the honor of being immersed in every area of Centier Bank for the last 17 years thanks to Mike and many others, and I am dedicated to continuing the legacy for the future of Centier Bank.”