BigWigs & New Gigs: Banking & Finance
Lake City Bank Announces Promotion
Warsaw-based Lake City Bank has promoted Melissa Blosser to vice president, retail banking regional manager. She oversees the nine bank offices in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties and provides support to their individual office managers. Blosser also serves as retail banking officer of the bank’s South Bend Downtown office. She has served the bank for 10 years. Blosser attended Cedarville University.
Merchants Hires Loan Originators
Carmel-based Merchants Mortgage has hired Jan Olmstead (pictured) and Steve Clark (pictured) as mortgage loan originators. Olmstead previously held positions with Stonegate Mortgage, GMAC Mortgage and Waterfield Mortgage. Clark, an Indianapolis native and Indiana University Bloomington graduate, returns to Central Indiana and joins the Merchants team after holding various roles in other industries.
Lake City Bank Announces Promotion
Warsaw-based Lake City Bank has promoted Stephanie Leniski to senior vice president and retail banking manager. She joined the bank in 2002 as vice president and manager of the Elkhart Beardsley office. Leniski was promoted to north region retail manager in 2012. She has served as senior vice president since 2017.
Old National Names Director
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp has named Malinda Anthony treasury management director and senior vice president. She most recently served as north division sales manager at Wells Fargo Bank in Indianapolis. Anthony earned her bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University.
Elevate Ventures Adds Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Fort Wayne-based Elevate Ventures has hired Dan Meek as entrepreneur-in-residence for northeast Indiana. He most recently served as president for his consulting practice, Seneca Business Ventures. Prior to that Meek was vice president of venture development and director of bioscience commercialization at Rev1 Ventures.
STAR Announces Promotion
Fort Wayne-based STAR Bank has promoted Scott Bove to regional president for commercial banking in the Indianapolis area. He has been with the bank for about a decade and has spent time in several areas of private and commercial banking. Bove holds an MBA and BS from the Purdue Krannert School of Management.
Lake City Bank Adds Assistant VP
Lake City Bank has added Chad Clinton to its mortgage team as Assistant Vice President. Clinton will work with customers on their residential mortgage loans in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. He holds a bachelors degree in finance and entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at IU.
Elevate Ventures Announces New Hire
Elevate Ventures has hired Dan Meek as entrepreneur-in-residence in northeast Indiana. He most recently served as president for his consulting practice, Seneca Business Ventures in Columbus, OH. Prior to that Meek served as vice president of venture development and director of bioscience commercialization at Rev1 Ventures.
STAR Bank's McCreary to Retire
Fort- Wayne based STAR Bank has announced John McCreary will retire at the end of the year. He joined the bank in 2001 and most recently served as regional president. McCreary has spent the past 40 years in various leadership roles for First Internet Bank, Summit Bank of Indianapolis, NBD Bank of Dayton, Ameritrust National Bank and American Fletcher National Bank.
Farmers Bank Promotes Clapp
The Farmers Bank in Frankfort has promoted Greg Clapp to assistant vice president and trust investment officer. He joined the bank in November 2015 as trust investment officer and has more than 31 years of experience in the financial services industry. Clapp received his bachelor of science degree in operations management and an MBA in business management from Bradley University.
Farmers Bank Promotes Vice President
The Farmers Bank has promoted Carroll Valentino to Vice President/Risk Management Officer. Valentino joined the bank in March 2005 and has been an active CPA since 1992. She has over 30 years experience in the banking industry specializing in external and internal auditing. Valentino holds a degree from Purdue University.
Farmers Bank Promotes Oyler
The Farmers Bank in Frankfort has promoted Alan Oyler to vice president/senior commercial banking officer. He joined the bank in 2015 as vice president/commercial lender. Oyler received his bachelor of science degree in ag econ from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.
CNO Financial Promotes Two
Carmel-based CNO Financial Group has promoted Tricia Borcherding to vice president of human resources shared services. She has served the company for 18 years and most recently served as vice president, enterprise risk management and vice president, internal audit. Also, Carolyn O'Donnell has been promoted to vice president of organizational development. She previously served as director of human resources program management.
JCB Names Senior VP
Jackson County Bank in Seymour has named Andy Applewhite senior vice president, chief mortgage and consumer lending officer. He most recently served as as senior vice president, director of mortgage sales at First Financial Bank. Applewhite holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business.
CNO Financial Names Chief Actuary
Carmel-based CNO Financial has named Karen DeToro chief actuary. She previously served at New York Life where she held executive leadership positions in finance operations, product development, underwriting, strategy, and governance, including serving as vice president and chief actuary of New York Life Direct.
ONB Names President
Evansville-based Old National Bank has announced it will establish a presence in the St. Louis market and named David Wilsdorf president. He most recently served as regional vice president for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking also in St. Louis. Wilsdorf earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and his MBA from University of Texas – San Antonio.
First Farmers Promotes Holt
Converse-based First Farmers Bank & Trust has promoted Mark Holt to president. He has served as executive vice president since 2015. Holt is also a doctor of veterinary medicine, a member of Purdue President's Council and former member of the Grant County Purdue Extension Board of Directors.
First Federal Hires Vice President
First Federal Bank has hired Humair Chowdhry as vice president of commercial lending in Fort Wayne. He previously served as vice president of relationship management at PNC. Chowdhry earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.
Lake City Bank Adds to Commercial Team
Warsaw-based Lake City Bank has added Andy Skaggs to its commercial banking team. He formerly served as vice president at BMO Harris. Skaggs has a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Dayton.
CNO Financial Names VP's
Carmel-based CNO Financial Group has promoted Doug Williams (pictured) to vice president of finance and administration for Bankers Life. Patti Kolodziejczyk (pictured) has also been hired as vice president of application delivery. Williams has been with the company since 2008 and most recently served as vice president of finance and administration for Washington National.
Sanctuary Wealth Names CXO
Sanctuary Wealth has named Amit Dogra chief experience officer. He previously served as CEO of Third Seven Advisors. Prior to that, Dogra was managing director for HighTower Advisors. He is a nationally recognized executive, industry thought leader and frequent contributor to such outlets as Yahoo! Finance, Financial-Planning.com and CityWire.
PNC Bank Promotes Moeller
PNC Bank has promoted Martha Moeller to agricultural banking sales manager. She has 17 years of banking experienced most recently serving as PNC's business banking sales manager for central Indiana. In her new role, Moeller will manage agricultural banking teams in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
IMCU Adds Project Manager
Indiana Members Credit Union has named Craig Dauksas project manager. He brings 10 years of financial experience to his position, most recently working as a consultant for the Indiana Credit Union League. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Public Affairs.
KPMG Adds Managing Partner
KPMG LLP has named Eric Sutphin managing partner of its Indianapolis office. Sutphin has 30 years of audit and risk management experience and will be responsible for the strategic direction and quality client service. He also served as executive vice president and chief auditor at Huntington Bancshares. Sutphin holds a degree from Indiana University.
Indiana Members Credit Union Adds Officer
Indiana Members Credit Union has hired Daren Johnson as a commercial relationship officer in its Commercial Services department in Indianapolis. Johnson has been with IMCU for twelve years and began in 2007 as a business development officer. He has served the last 7 years as manager at the Government Center Branch and spent his most recent tenure managing the Castleton branch. Johnson holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis.
Old National Bank Hires Two
Evansville-based Old National Bank has named Alison Fell (pictured) private banker I and Andrea McGordon (pictured) private banker II. Fell previously served at Indiana State University, where she was the director of development for corporate and foundation relations. McGordon has 23 years of banking experience and is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University.
IMCU Announces Management Moves
Indiana Members Credit Union has promoted George Bible to branch manager and named Brittany Johnson Castleton branch manager. Bible has been with the credit union since 2013. Johnson has been with IMCU for 14 years, most recently serving at the College Park branch manager.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Adds Mar
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named Lucia Mar as senior vice president and the newly created position of Indiana market executive for Global Commercial Banking. She most recently served as market manager for the Greater Tennessee market in business banking. Prior to becoming a market manager, Mar was a senior relationship manager with the healthcare and institutions team.
Policy Analytics Hires Reynolds
Policy Analytics has announced the addition of David Reynolds as senior vice president. He is currently serving as executive director of the Office of Senate Fiscal Policy with principal responsibility for budget and fiscal oversight and tax policy issues. Reynolds previously served as deputy state budget director and is a former Controller for the City of Indianapolis.
First Internet Bank Promotes Upton
Fishers-based First Internet Bank has promoted Mike Upton to vice president, commercial real estate relationship manager. He has been with the bank as portfolio manager since last year. Upton has 25 years of commercial lending experience and has previously worked at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, L. J. Melody & Company, Fifth Third Real Estate Capital Markets and National City Bank of Indiana.
Centier Bank Promotes Radiceska
Merrilleville-based Centier Bank has promoted Marija Radiceska to mortgage loan officer. She joined the bank in 2012 and recently served as assistant branch manager in Hobart. Radiceska is fluent in both Macedonian and English and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Highest Distinction from Indiana University Northwest.
Faegre Baker Daniels Adds Staff
Faegre Baker Daniels has added Gary Rom to its health and FDA practice in the firm's Indianapolis office. He previously served as a legal associate for Eli Lilly and Company, partnering with product brand teams and cross-functional support partners in the development and execution of marketing campaigns.
Centier Names Branch Manager
Centier Bank has appointed Monica Abair as branch manager for its downtown Elkhart location. She previously served at Cornerstone CPA. Abair is a member of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce of the board of directors, Michiana Human Resources Association and serves as president of Business Network International.
Taft Adds Two
Taft Stettinius & Hollister has hired Patricia Beaty as partner and Jessica Kuester as counsel. Both recently recently served at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart. Beaty has extensive experience in all aspect of employee benefits and tax law. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Ball State University.
ONI Risk Partners Promotes Hancock
ONI Risk Partners has promoted Brian Hancock to market executive of the Evansville regional office. He most recently served as senior commercial risk advisor and while he will continue as risk advisor to his clients, his responsibilities will expand to include oversight and development of the Evansville team.
TCU Insurance Names President
Mishawaka-based TCU Insurance Agency has appointed Rick Van Es as president. He spent 20 years as managing director of CrossRoads Business Advisors where he also served as an independent contractor for TCU. Van Es is a certified public accountant and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame.
Centier Names Two Managers
Merrillville-based Centier Bank has appointed two branch managers, Linda Risch at its Fishers Crossing location and Amanda McCord at its branch in downtown South Bend. Risch has ten years of banking experience and most recently served as assistant branch manager at the Fishers location. McCord has been with Centier for four years and most recently served as customer service representative.
UBS Promotes Young to Senior VP
UBS Financial Services has promoted Steve Young to senior vice president of global wealth management. He most recently lead the business transition group, a part of the young advisory group. In that role, Young provided tailored, holistic wealth management and financial planning for owners of closely held companies.
STAR Financial Bank Hires VP
Fort Wayne-based STAR Financial Bank has added Matthew Lewis as vice president, senior trust officer. He has spent 20 years as a private practice attorney specializing in estate planning, probate administration, guardianships, and family law, most recently in the Carmel area.
Hendricks Co. Bank and Trust Makes Leadership Changes
Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has named John-Paul Biehn (pictured) vice president, Jeni Limeberry (pictured) compliance analyst and Diane Oliver branch manager. Biehn has served in the Hendricks County banking community for seventeen years. Limeberry and Oliver both joined Hendricks County Bank in 2002.
Centier Bank Promotes Three
Merrillville-based Centier Bank has promoted Ashely Fedak (pictured) and Beverly Strickland (pictured) as assistant vice presidents. The bank also appointed Megan Cleary as senior compliance auditor and officer. Both Fedak and Strickland have been with Centier since 2003 while Cleary has been there for 20 years.
Old National Bank Promotes Shelton
Old National Bank has promoted Roland Shelton to senior vice president, business development officer. Shelton joined Old National Bank in June of 2017 and has focused on growth opportunities in the Indianapolis and Terre Haute markets. He has over 20 years experience in leadership and management positions in manufacturing, higher education and sales. Shelton formerly was associate vice president for development at Indiana State University.
Jackson County Bank Hires CFO
Jackson County Bank has hired Chad Key as a senior leader and chief financial officer. Key has worked in banking and public accounting throughout his career, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Salin Bank & Trust. He holds degrees from Indiana University and Barret Graduate School of Banking.
Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company Names Vice President
Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has selected Mary Zigler vice president. She joined the bank in 2015 as a commercial loan officer. Zigler is an Indiana State University alumnus. Founded in 1908, Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has been locally owned and operated for 111 years.
The Mortgage Company of Southern Indiana Adds Loan Originator
Jasper-based The Mortgage Company of Southern Indiana has added Shanna Hallett as Mortgage Loan Originator. Hallett previously worked for Wells Fargo Financial as a branch manager, and as an investment banker for Fifth Third Bank. She holds a bachelor's degree from Ball State and her MBA from the University of Indianapolis.
CNO Financial Promotes Tesnar
Carmel-based CNO Financial has promoted Ben Tesnar to vice president and chief information security officer. Tesnar has served as senior director, enterprise information security since September 2015.He will now be accountable for security strategy, security operations, and security architecture and implementation for the company. Tesnar previously held IT positions at CNA Insurance and Ernst & Young.
IMCU Makes Management Changes
Indiana Members Credit Union made management changes at five branches. Susie Box (pictured) has been promoted to branch manager of the Westfield location. She has been with IMCU since 1998. Carolyn Jones (pictured) was named Fishers branch manager. She has been the company for nine years. Summer Baker will serve as branch manager at the West Carmel location. She has more than 20 years of financial experience.
CNO Financial Names CFO and CMO
Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has named Paul McDonough chief financial officer and Rocco Tarasi chief marketing officer. Both will transition into their new roles in April. McDonough succeeds Erik Helding and Tarasi will succeed Gerardo Monroy. The company says both Helding and Monroy are leaving their positions on March 29 to pursue other opportunities.
Centier Bank Makes Two Hires
Centier Bank has added Glenn Peterson and Tony Hobbs to its staff. Peterson is branch manager and assistant vice president serving out of the bank’s Elkhart North location. He has over 25 years of retail banking experience. Hobbs is a mortgage loan originator at Centier's Zionsville branch. He also has over 25 years of mortgage and banking experience.
First Merchants Bank Promotes Valek
First Merchants Bank has promoted Carrie Valek to senior vice president and director of consumer banking. Valek will be responsible for the leadership, performance and strategic direction of the consumer bank. She most recently served as director of retail sales. She will concentrate on talent management, strategic sales management, executive leadership and financial management. Valek previously was senior vice president of retail banking for Indiana Bank and Trust Company.
MutualBank Adds to Team
MutualBank has named Patty Wheeler (pictured) vice president, commercial banker. Adam Sewell (pictured) has been appointed financial center manager of the Albany location. Also, Kelham Brown has joined SummitMortgage, a subsidiary of MutualBank, as a loan originator on the Allen County team.
IMCU Adds Business Development Officer
Indiana Members Credit Union has hired Amber Coryell as a business development officer. Coryell will oversee new and existing member relationships, along with promoting IMCU in the local community. She holds a bachelor's degree in tourism from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Financial Center First Credit Union Hires VP
Financial Center First Credit Union has hired Frances Tooley as the new vice president of human resources. Tooley's role will focus on leadership and coordination of all Human Resource functions, as well as implementing corporate Human Resource strategy. She began with the company as a teller 32 years ago in Germany before transferring to the U.S. two years later. Tooley has also served as vice president of retail operations and chief operations officer.
Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors Names VP
Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors, LLC, has hired Tiffany VanHook as vice president and wealth manager. VanHook most recently managed multiple family office relationships for a national wealth management firm. She devised investment strategies, education funding and retirement and cash flow planning. She will now provide clients with financial planning and investment advice.
JCB Makes Three Promotions
JCB has promoted Dave Ellis (pictured), Tim Risen and Michelle Schaefer (pictured) to vice presidents. Ellis joined the bank in 2007 as assistant vice president, commercial banker. Risen joined JCB in April of 2016. Schaefer returned to her commercial banker role in August 2017; however, before her return she had over nine years’ experience with JCB in treasury management and commercial lending.
STAR Bank Names Four VPs
STAR Bank is growing in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Michal Mazur (pictured) has been named vice president, senior commercial banker. Ronald Berry (pictured) joins the Indianapolis team as vice president, mortgage sales manager. The private banking team has added Jim Griest as vice president, private banking supervisor in Fort Wayne and Michael Quinn as vice president, private banker in Indianapolis.
Credit Union CEO Named to Advisory Council
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bill Schirmer has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for a three-year term. Schirmer will be one of only two credit union representatives on the committee. He previously served as executive vice president and CFO of Lake Michigan Credit Union. Schirmer holds a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.
Financial Center First Credit Names Branch Manager
Financial Center First Credit has named Rodney Cork as the new branch manager of the credit union’s Fox Road Branch. He joined the company in 2018 with over 20 years of banking experience, most recently as a relationship banker at the branch. Cork holds degrees in Communications and Religious Studies from Purdue and Martin Universities.
Merchants Capital Promotes Sullivan to COO
Carmel-based Merchants Capital has promoted Brian Sullivan to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He previously served as vice president of Merchants Capital and Merchants Bank of Indiana – the parent company of Merchants Capital, formerly PR Mortgage and Investments. Sullivan has been with with Merchants Bancorp since 2013 and has more than a decade of experience.
Bank CEO Elected to Federal Reserve Board
1st Source Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Murphy has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Murphy was elected as a Class A Director and will serve through 2021. Murphy previously served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of Chicago's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and represented the council as a member of the Federal Reserve Board's CDIAC in Washington D.C.
First Financial Announces Leadership Changes
First Financial has announced Chief Banking Officer Tony Stollings is retiring. He has been a member of the bank’s leadership team for more than 12 years. Also, the bank has hired Andy Hauck as commercial banking executive and Cathy Myers as consumer banking executive. Stollings will work closely with Hauck, Myers and the entire leadership team until his retirement later this year.
Centier Bank Names Market President
Centier Bank has appointed Troy Kafka market president, serving the greater Indianapolis area. He has more than 25 years of banking experience. The Indiana University graduate serves his community through his board appointment with the Children’s Bureau Inc. and as a parishioner of the St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church.
Financial Center Hires Executive Director
Financial Center First Credit Union has named Colin Murphy executive director of business sales. He has more than 14 years of experience in the financial service industry. Murphy recently served as vice president of client development for Liberty Bay Credit Union in Massachusetts.
PNC Bank Promotes Two
PNC Bank N.A. has named William "Chip" Wood vice president and client and community relations director for central and southern Indiana. He most recently served as client and community relations specialist. Wood replaced Jeffrey Kucer, who has been promoted to chief operating officer of the regional president’s organization.
SYM Financial Advisors Promotes Slocum
SYM Financial Advisors has promoted Jonathan Slocum to market leader for the northern Indiana-southern Michigan region. As a senior financial advisor, he will continue to serve his existing clients and to develop new client relationships. Slocum joined the firm in 2012.
Jones to Retire as Old National CEO
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp has announced Chief Executive Officer Bob Jones will retire in May, after 14 years with the bank. Chief Financial Officer Jim Ryan, who has been with Old National since 2000, will succeed Jones. Jones will continue to serve as Old National's chairman of the board through January 2020.
Lake City Bank Adds to Commercial Banking Team
Lake City Bank has added John Dietzen as vice president, commercial banking officer. He works with businesses in Indianapolis and surrounding areas to provide financing and banking solutions for commercial clients. He has 30 years of experience in financial services.
The Farmers Bank Names Assistant Branch Manager
The Farmers Bank has promoted Sandra Brant to assistant branch manager at the main office in Frankfort. She most recently served as teller operations supervisor. Brant previously held an assistant branch manager position with Indiana Federal Credit Union.
MutualBank Makes Promotions
MutualBank has promoted Elizabeth Vera (pictured) to loan counselor for St. Joseph County. She has served in many roles at the bank from a teller, teller supervisor and most recently, relationship banker. Jaqueline Martinez (pictured) has been promoted to western financial center manager. Kim Bolt has been promoted to loan counselor. Also, Juli Eckel has been promoted to vice president of commercial lending.
Centier Bank Appoints VP
Centier Bank has appointed Greg Gottschalk vice president of business banking at the downtown Valparaiso business banking center. He is a seasoned business banker with experience in lending and credit administration. Gottschalk is a partner for businesses of all size, securing financing for business establishment, growth, and maturity, an effort to support the economic and business needs of Northern Indiana.
Longtime Indy Bank CEO Retiring
The National Bank of Indianapolis Chief Executive Officer Morrie Maurer has announced his retirement after 25 years. Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer Mark Bruin will succeed Maurer beginning January 4. Maurer helped found The National Bank of Indianapolis in 1993, serving as director, president and CEO. He previously held several financial and leadership positions at Indiana National Bank between 1975 and 1992.
Centier Bank's Jaggers Retires After Nearly 45 Years
Centier Bank has announced Darrell Jaggers is retiring. He's a 30-year veteran of the United States Army and joined the bank in 2008, after being recruited from Tower Bank in Fort Wayne. His roles in overseeing successful lending programs in northern Indiana and Indianapolis played a big role in joining Centier, helping facilitate expansion into Michiana, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
Financial Center Names Two Branch Managers
Financial Center First Credit Union has named Greg Hough and Joe Wallace branch managers. Hough manages the Castleton branch. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial service industry, most recently serving as a financial relationship consultant at Regions Bank. Hough is a graduate of Ball State University. Wallace will manage its main location. He has served on the board of directors for the Horizon House of Indianapolis for more than two years.
Busey Hires Vice President
Carmel-based Busey has hired Marcus Colson as vice president and SBA lending specialist. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Colson secured his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He is a member of the Venture Club of Indiana and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.
Baird Adds to Indianapolis Office
Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, has added Kris Callaway as a managing director and financial advisor to its Indianapolis wealth management office. He has more than 20 years of experience as a financial advisor.
High Alpha Adds Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
High Alpha has added Darin Brown and Geoffroy Bauer as entrepreneurs in residence. Brown is an enterprise cloud technology veteran who most recently served as chief technology officer at Angie’s List. Bauer has more than 20 years of experience building and leading enterprise cloud and e-commerce companies based in Europe. He co-founded Transwide, a cloud-based transportation hub, which sold to Wolters Kluwer Group in 2005.
Centier Bank Makes Appointments
Centier Bank has appointed Chief Information Officer Don Baker (pictured) a senior partner with the organization. Also, Stephanie Parish has been appointed assistant vice president, retail marketing manager for the bank’s marketing department. Janice Ortbring (pictured) has been named vice president and director of marketing. Gail Brickler has been appointed branch manager, officer serving West Lafayette’s Meijer in-store branch.
STAR Bank Promotes Wright to Senior VP
Fort Wayne-based STAR Bank has promoted Kevin Wright to senior vice president of commercial banking. He succeeds Ben Campbell, who will retire at the end of the year. Wright has extensive banking and financial experience and has been with STAR for about a decade. Throughout his tenure, he has spent time as a credit analyst, commercial credit manager and commercial banker.
The Farmers Bank Makes Promotion, Hire
The Farmers Bank has promoted Robin Davis to employee engagement manager. She has been with the bank since 1994 and previously worked as training coordinator and assistant branch manager. Also, Kendra Hedge has been named agriculture and commercial loan officer. She previously served as business manager for Reproduction Specialty Group Inc.
Centier Banks Adds Information Security Officer
Merrillville-based Centier Bank has hired Matthew Podrazka as an information security officer in the Technical Solutions Center. He has six years of investigative experience with law enforcement, obtaining Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Emergency Management and Response, DHS Special Events Planning, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cyber Security and Cloud Data System certifications.
IPL CEO to Join Old National Management
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp has added Rafael Sanchez to its management team. He most recently served as chief executive officer of Indianapolis Power and Light Co. and will take on the role of president of private banking. Sanchez is not a stranger to the banking industry; he began his career as a retail banker with National City Bank in Fort Wayne.
Centier Bank Appoints VP
Centier Bank has appointed Benjamin Jefferis vice president of business banking serving the Indianapolis community. He has 15 years of business banking experience with a focus on commercial real estate. Jefferis is also a member of the Urban Land Institute of Indiana, an organization dedicated to leadership in the real estate industry.
MutualBank Adds to Team
MutualBank has named Scott Robinson (pictured) vice president and regional executive. Braylen Scott (pictured) has been appointed LPL financial consultant at MutualFinancial Investment Services St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. Daniel Cobb has been named vice president, senior commercial banker. Also, Michelle Campbell has been named manager of the Wabash Financial Center.
First Internet Bank Makes Promotion, Hires
First Internet Bank has promoted Nick Campbell (pictured) to vice president, commercial real estate relationship manager. He has more than 12 years of commercial real estate lending experience. Campbell joined the bank in 2017 as a senior portfolio manager. Also, Meghan Marrello and Liz McKeon have joined the bank's central Indiana commercial banking team as vice presidents of commercial banking.
Centier Investment Services Adds Senior Investment Exec
Centier Bank has appointed Bill Guisinger senior investment executive for Centier Investment Services. He has more than 15 years of experience and has obtained Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 registrations, along with an Indiana Life and Health Insurance license.
Elevate Ventures Hires Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Elevate Ventures has hired Kyle Keeney as an entrepreneur-in-residence to serve the southern Indiana region that borders the Ohio River along the Kentucky state line. He most recently served as chief executive officer for The Turnpike Partnership in Washington D.C. Keeney will remain a founding partner.
Regions Selects Indianapolis Market Executive
Alabama-based Regions Financial Corp. has named Erik Miner market executive for the Indianapolis region. Miner, who succeeds Leslie Carter-Prall, will continue to serve as commercial banking leader. Carter-Prall was recently named head of Regions Private Wealth Management. Regions also named Schiela Peña, local community relations officer in Indianapolis. She recently served in consumer banking and financial wellness positions.
MutualBank Names Mortgage Lender
MutualBank has named Brittany Howey mortgage lender. She has more than six years of banking knowledge, specializing in unique customer experiences. Howey previously served as a senior sales and service representative for Salin Bank & Trust Co. She is a board member for Grant County’s Habitat for Humanity and is involved in local Rotary.
First Internet Bank Promotes Kancs
First Internet Bank has promoted Maris Kancs to vice president, commercial real estate relationship manager. He has more than 10 years of commercial real estate lending experience. Kancs joined the bank in 2013 as a senior portfolio manager. He previously served as a primary analyst and portfolio manager for middle-market commercial real estate transactions at BMO Harris Bank.
Regions Bank Names Head of Diversity And Inclusion
Regions Bank has named Clara Green executive vice president, head of diversity and inclusion. She will lead the Diversity and Inclusion Center of Expertise in Regions’ Human Resources Group. Green previously worked for General Electric Co. for 20 years, most recently as diversity and inclusion leader for GE Power, a 60,000 employee global organization.
First Merchants Bank Names Region President
First Merchants Corp. has named Terri Cable region president for the Fort Wayne market. She most recently served as managing director for Chicago-based Bank Administration Institute, a national nonprofit providing research, training and thought leadership to the financial services industry. Prior to that, Cable held various leadership roles with National City Bank, PNC Bank and FirstMerit Bank.
Centier Bank Appoints Corporate Trainer
Centier Bank has appointed Julie Feinstein corporate trainer, officer in the Human Resource Development’s Talent Development Department. She is a certified analyst in Predictive Index, a St. Meyer & Hubbard certified trainer, and Omega Banking Customer Relationship Certified Trainer.
New Private Equity Firm Fires Up In Indy
A team with previous connections to Indianapolis-based Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. has launched a private equity firm. Monument MicroCap Partners LLC, which will also be headquartered in Indianapolis, will be led by Chief Executive Officer Bob Erwin. The leadership team of MMP also includes: Chairman and Managing Partner Glenn Scolnik and Partners Roy Whitney, Rob Troxel and Jim Futterknecht.
CNO Financial Names Two Vice Presidents
CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Adam Auvil to vice president of corporate development. He joined the company in 2010 and most recently served as vice president of investor relations. He previously held finance and accounting positions at CME Group, Alberto Culver and Ernst & Young. Also, Jennifer Childe has been appointed vice president of investor relations. She previously served as managing director at Clermont Partners.
Centier Bank Makes Promotions, Appointments
Centier Bank has appointed Olivia McGuire (pictured) vice president, commercial lender. Evelyn Price (pictured) has been promoted to vice president, treasury management sales officer for Centier Financial Partners. Erica Eckiss has been promoted to officer, serving as branch manager at the Schererville Strack & Van Til location. Joe Koranek has been promoted to mortgage loan officer, assistant vice president of mortgage. Brian Wujcik has been named branch manager.
KeyBank Promotes Dunbar
KeyBank has promoted Pete Dunbar to key private bank sales leader. He will lead the sales and service efforts of the private bank team. He has been with the bank for six years, serving as a senior relationship manager for Key Private Bank and has been recognized for his performance. Dunbar has successfully started and sold a community bank in Coral Gables, Florida.
Centier Bank Promotes Kroeger to VP
Centier Bank has promoted Dawn Kroeger to vice president and trust officer for Centier Financial Partners. She joined the financial partners team in 2013 as a trust officer focused on personal trust administration and has attained the professional designation of certified financial planner.
TCU Promotes Dvorak to VP
South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union has promoted Angie Dvorak to vice president of marketing. In her expanded role, she is responsible for all marketing activities including advertising and promotions, public relations and community giving, including the TCU Foundation. Dvorak most recently served as AVP - director of marketing.
First Federal Bank Hires Director
First Federal Bank has hired Paul Nungester as executive vice president, director of finance and accounting. He has more than 20 years of financial management experience, including the last 17 years at Welltower Inc., where he most recently served as senior vice president and controller.
The Farmers Bank Promotes Jarrett to Mortgage Loan Officer
The Farmers Bank has promoted Andrea Jarrett to mortgage loan officer. She has been with the bank since 2000. Jarrett most recently served as home loan specialist. She has also served as mortgage loan processer and worked part-time as a Teller at the Mulberry Office.
JPMorgan Chase Appoints Middle Market Manager
JPMorgan Chase has promoted Christina Moungey to Indiana region manager for middle market banking, part of the firm’s commercial banking business. In her new role, she will be leading a team of bankers to serve local midsize companies on their banking and financial needs, including cash management, credit and financing and international banking. Moungey succeeds Bob McElwain, who recently was named head of the national agriculture sector for commercial banking.
First Security Promotes Mortgage Loan Officer
First Security Bank in Evansville has promoted Todd Turpin to mortgage loan officer. He has been with the bank since November of 2017. Turpin began as a relationship banker at the Green River Road banking center. He has more than 15 years of experience in management and customer service, as well as more than 10 years of financial experience.
CNO Financial Group Promotes Allen to VP
CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Dana Allen to vice president of product marketing. She had served as senior director of executive projects since May 2016. Allen joined CNO in 2008 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility including director of operational risk management.
Huntington Bank Hires Two
John Alexander has joined Huntington Bank as vice president in the corporate trust and escrow services group. He has nearly 30 years of corporate trust experience and roles at Wells Fargo Bank and most recently Regions Bank. Also, Rob Green has been named senior vice president and commercial real estate relationship manager. He has nearly 24 years of commercial real estate lending experience with relationship management roles at BMO Harris and First Financial Bank.
PNC Bank Appoints Senior VP
PNC Bank has appointed Pamela Austin senior vice president and senior banking advisor for wealth management. She has more than 30 years of banking experience, including private banking, financial analysis, marketing, business development sales, wealth transfer and problem resolution for clients and their families. Most recently she served as vice president at 1st Source Bank.
Allos Ventures Adds Managing Director
Indianapolis-based venture capital firm Allos Ventures has added David Kerr as its third managing director. He most recently served as chief executive officer of Allos portfolio company Octiv. Kerr previously held executive roles with Groupon, Angie’s List and GHX. He joins Allos founders Don Acquilano and John McIlwraith as managing directors at Allos.
JCB Names Abner to Treasury Management Role
JCB has added Ashley Abner to its treasury management team. She previously worked in a similar role at First Financial Bank. Abner has more than 10 years of banking experience and several notable customer service awards from that time. Abner is a graduate of the IU Kelley School of Business.
First Federal Bank Promotes Durnell
First Federal Bank has promoted Tim Durnell to vice president, private banker. He has provided banking solutions for more than 30 years. Durnell has previously held a Series 7 license and a mortgage loan originator license. He has served in leadership roles for many local nonprofits, including the Embassy Theatre, Canterbury School, Ft. Wayne Leadership Forum, Greater Fort Wayne, United Hispanic Americans, Concordia Lutheran H.S. and Emmaus Lutheran Church.
Financial Center Names VP of Retail Operations
Financial Center First Credit Union has named Terri Chase vice president of retail operations. She has worked in the financial services industry for more than 30 years in retail, lending and administrative roles. Most recently, Chase served as operations manager for a local Indiana credit union.
High Alpha Adds to Leadership Team
High Alpha has named Julia Kauffman vice president of human resources. She previously served in various leadership positions at Salesforce. Also, Elliott Parker has been appointed managing director of corporate innovation. He most recently served as a principal at Innosight, a business strategy consulting firm founded by Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author Clayton Christensen.
PNC Bank Promotes McClung to Senior VP
PNC Bank has promoted Kellie McClung to senior vice president for treasury management in Indiana. In this position, she is responsible for helping middle market and corporate finance clients mitigate risks, manage cash flow and optimize client business strategies. McClung has more than 23 years of banking experience, including retail banking management and treasury sales. Most recently, she served as treasury management officer.
Centier Bank Promotes Willis to VP
Centier Bank has promoted Jennifer Willis to vice president – group manager of business banking at the bank's Highland office. She has more than 20 years of experience. As a commercial lender, Willis’ areas of concentration include commercial real estate development, manufacturing, healthcare, and professional services.
Centier Bank Appoints Market President
Centier Bank has appointed Leonardo Amat senior vice president and market president of the bank’s Michiana market, which includes LaPorte, Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties. He has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in commercial lending, business development and executive management.
Centier Bank Appoints Senior VP
Centier Bank has appointed Gregory Gordon senior vice president in the bank’s business banking division. He is currently a member of the board of directors at Legacy Foundation headquartered in Merrillville, where we also serves as a member of that group’s grants committee. Gordon is also a past president of the Greater Crown Point Chamber of Commerce.
KeyBank Promotes Gonzalez to Market President
KeyBank has promoted Juan Gonzalez to market president for central Indiana, in addition to his role as business banking sales leader. He will be actively involved in the community as the external executive face of the bank. Gonzalez has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He serves on the board of directors for the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp., Dynamo F.C., EmployIndy, Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund and Society of Friends of Colombia.
The Farmers Bank Makes Promotion, Adds to Board
The Farmers Bank has promoted Shelby Sparks (pictured) to assistant branch manager at the Noblesville office. She started at the bank in June 2016 as a float teller. Sparks most recently served as teller III and branch administration assistant. Also, the bank has appointed Donna Lehman and Gregory Cagnassola to its board of directors.
The Farmers Bank Promotes Kearney
The Farmers Bank has promoted Alexis Kearney to assistant branch manager of the Fishers office. She started with the bank in 2016 in branch administration. Kearney has also worked as a float teller and customer service representative. Prior to joining the bank, she worked at LMNOP Child Care and Walmart.
Centier Bank Promotes Day to Senior VP
Centier Bank has promoted Richard Day to senior vice president of its treasury management department. He has more than 25 years of banking experience. Day most recently served as vice president. He is a Ball State University graduate with a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University Northwest.
The Farmers Bank Makes Appointments, Promotion
The Farmers Bank has promoted Ashley Roose (pictured) to branch manager of the Fishers office. She started as a teller/customer service representative at the bank in 2010 and most recently served as assistant branch manager at the Noblesville office. Carol Ewing has been appointed branch manager for the Mulberry office. Also, Dan Lahrman (pictured) has been elected to the bank's board of directors.
First Federal Bank Names VP
First Federal Bank has named Jake Oberlin vice president, trust officer. In his role, he serves as an advisor to clients in need of trust or financial management services. Oberlin is a cum laude graduate of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, with a degree in finance. He is also a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust School, and earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association in 2017.
Centier Bank Makes Promotion, Appointments
Merrillville-based Centier Bank has promoted Trish Reid (pictured) to vice president of business banking administration. Tom Lannan (pictured) has been appointed mortgage market manager and assistant vice president. LaKetra Williams, Chris Cogdill, Crystal Bynum and Melissa Ewbank have been named branch managers. Also, Rich Galbreath has been appointed mortgage loan officer.