Leadership promotion at German American Bank
Jasper-based German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) has named Michael Beckwith executive vice president and chief banking officer, succeeding the retiring Randall Braun.
Beckwith joined German American Bank through the acquisition of Kentucky-based First Security Bank Inc. in 2018 where he served as president and CEO.
The bank says Beckwith served as the Kentucky division president for German American.
In his new role, Beckwith will oversee the strategy and execution of the bank’s business lines including commercial, retail, mortgage, and treasury management.
“This transition of our Chief Banking Officer position is the company’s next step in the ongoing management succession planning the board has been implementing for the past several years,” said German American Bancorp President and CEO Neil Dauby. “We are excited to expand Mike’s leadership role within our organization.”
Braun will retire next month after 31 years in the banking industry, including 12 with German American.
Beckwith transitions to his new role April 1.