Governor Mike Pence has named the chairman of Warsaw-based Lake City Bank to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors. Mike Kubacki replaces Bob Taylor and will serve the remainder of Taylor’s four-year term, which expires in March 2017.
Kubacki is also chairman of Lake City Bank’s holding company, Lakeland Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: LKFN). He previously served as the bank’s chief executive officer from 1999 to 2014.
"Throughout my career in banking, I’ve witnessed the impact a successful business can have on its community and its state," said Kubacki. "As the newest member of the IEDC board, I’m committed to working with Governor Pence and the team at the IEDC to continue building upon our state’s incredible economic momentum, with more Hoosiers now working than ever before. Today in Indiana we’re witnessing massive growth in life sciences, aerospace, agribusiness and technology, which is attracting jobs that are increasing Indiana’s average wage, and that’s an effort I’m honored to join."
Kubacki also serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana University South Bend School of Business Advisory and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others.
Taylor left the board in December and retired from the Do It Best Corp. in January.