OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INDIANA BANKERS ASSOCIATION

Vol. 108 2024 Issue 2 (Mar/Apr)

Bankers on the Move

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Centier Bank / Merrillville

Skyler Balmer has been promoted to business resiliency officer within the bank’s enterprise risk management division. He joined the bank’s internal audit team in 2019 before moving to enterprise risk management in 2020. Before his time with the bank, Balmer was an auditor with the Indiana State Board of Accounts, auditing local political entities in the state. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University Northwest, is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Indiana and is also a certified business continuity professional.

Janet Gary has been promoted to officer of the bank. She worked for the bank for two years in the mid-2000s then came back in 2011 after a time working in education. Gary volunteers with Phil’s Friends, a nonprofit organization that supports cancer patients and their families. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Diana Gromley has joined the bank as branch manager with more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Outside of the bank, she volunteers with Bauer Family Services, United Way, Junior Achievement and the YWCA of Greater Lafayette. Gromley graduated from Leadership Lafayette.

Community First Bank of Indiana / Kokomo

Bob Hickman has been promoted to executive vice president, chief banking and credit officer. He was one of the bank’s founding members in 2003 and joined its board of directors in 2022.

Carlonda Davis has been promoted to vice president, chief administrative officer/DE&I. She completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Janelle Campbell has been promoted to senior vice president, director of consumer banking. She is on track to complete the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado this year.

Jonathon Malin has been promoted to senior vice president, director of commercial banking. He completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Nate Hasto has been promoted to vice president, financial advisor. He has seven years of financial services experience since graduating from the State University of New York – Brockport.

Ryan Pettit has been promoted to vice president, branch manager. He has 20 years of experience since graduating from Purdue University. Pettit is passionate about educating members of the community about financial literacy topics and is a board member of the United Way of Howard County.

Lainey Schroer has been promoted to vice president, director of marketing. She has 10 years of marketing experience, including four in banking. Schroer serves on the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association Council. She graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Kokomo and completed the American Bankers Association Bank Marketing School.

CJ Clingler has been promoted to assistant vice president, compliance officer. Previously, she held the position of bank officer, compliance officer. She has six years of experience in the financial services industry after graduating from Ball State University. Clingler is a dedicated CASA volunteer and a graduate of the 41st cohort of Leadership Kokomo.

Stacy Chemelewski has joined the bank as assistant vice president, branch manager. She brings 20 years of banking experience to the team with an extensive background in commercial lending and retail banking. Chemelewski graduated from Ball State University and has earned the Risk Management Association’s credit risk certification and Moody’s Analytics (formerly Omega Performance) certification.

Tammy Burton has been promoted to assistant vice president, assistant branch manager. She has been with the bank since 2013, most recently serving as bank officer, assistant branch manager.

Sarah Pitzer has been promoted to assistant vice president, training coordinator. She has 14 years of banking experience. Pitzer serves as treasurer for the Boy Scouts of America Troops 528 and 628, and volunteers with the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program, the United State of Women, the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council and Kokomo CEO. She holds degrees from Indiana University – Kokomo and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Kiersten Clifford has been promoted to bank officer, branch manager. She has seven years of banking experience since graduating from Western Governors University.

Allison Hopkins has been promoted to bank officer, marketing/media production specialist. She has five years of banking experience since graduating from Indiana University – Kokomo. Hopkins recently ended a three-year term on the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association Council.

Avery Ray has been promoted to bank officer, training specialist. She has three years of banking experience since completing her associate degree at Ivy Tech Community College.

Megan Karnafel has been promoted to bank officer, assistant branch manager. She has four years of banking experience.

Jake Salway has been promoted to bank officer, assistant branch manager. He has 10 years of leadership and management experience, including three in banking.

Sharice Williams has been promoted to bank officer, assistant branch manager. She has 12 years of banking experience.

Matt Sparks has joined the bank as a credit officer. A graduate of Asbury University, he brings over 20 years of banking experience with a uniquely diverse skill set within personal and business banking.

Brittany Davis has been promoted to branch manager. She has been with the bank since 2021 and brings over 10 years of customer service experience.

Whitney Wright has been promoted to branch manager after four years as assistant branch manager. She has twice been voted as “Kokomo’s Best Bank Teller” in the Kokomo Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Tyler Radcliff, facilities manager, has been promoted to an expanded role also serving as security officer. He has been a part of the bank’s team since 2019. Radcliff served the global community as a board member for One 17 International for eight years and now also volunteers locally at Northview Church and Acacia Academy.

Alyssa Horton has been promoted to electronic services supervisor. Previously, she held the position of digital banking specialist. Horton has seven years of experience in the financial services industry since graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Crossroads Bank / Wabash

Kolby Rosemeyer has joined the bank as vice president, commercial/agricultural lender with 15 years of financial institution experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

First Financial Bank, NA / Terre Haute

Bob Renock has joined the bank as chief marketing officer. He worked at advertising agencies, including founding his own, for nearly 10 years before shifting to in-house marketing teams at several banks. Renock volunteers his time in local schools, engaging students interested in advertising, design and marketing.

Darin Hadley has joined the bank as vice president, agricultural commercial lending officer with 20 years of industry experience. He serves as vice president of Allen County Farm Bureau and operates a farm of his own. In 2020, he became the youngest farmer to be awarded the River Friendly Farmer Award by the Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Hadley earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and holds the Indiana Property and Casualty License.

Hendricks County Bank & Trust Company / Brownsburg

Seth Cromer has joined the bank to lead its new wealth management services division. He has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed financial advisor, including work with commercial and agricultural businesses and nonprofit organizations. The new division overall can also help with individual retirement accounts, college savings plans, trust accounts and more.

JCBank / Seymour

Peymon S. Torabi has joined the bank as chief financial officer with 20 years of banking experience. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University Northwest and has completed the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Lake City Bank / Warsaw

Chad P. Douglass has joined the bank as vice president, commercial banking officer with 33 years of financial services experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his master’s degree from Indiana University-South Bend, and he holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) and certified public accountant (CPA) designations.

Katrina L. Beverly has been promoted to assistant vice president, electronic banking manager. She has been with the bank for nine years. Beverly is a member of the IBA Future Leadership Division and volunteers with Junior Achievement and the bank’s Reality Store. She earned a certificate in applied organizational leadership studies from Ivy Tech Community College.

Lindsay A. Ignasiak has been promoted to assistant vice president, ACH electronic banking officer. She has been with the bank for six years. Ignasiak volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the bank’s Reality Store. She earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College.

Imelda Herrera has been promoted to retail banking officer. She has been with the bank for eight years. Herrera volunteers with Junior Achievement and Goshen Community Schools’ Spring Into Reading program.

Merchants Bank of Indiana / Carmel

Derek Elston has joined the bank as Treasury management sales officer. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. Elston also played basketball at IU. After a time playing professionally in Europe, he returned to his alma mater as director of player development, building and maintaining donor relationships, supporting community outreach efforts and mentoring the next generation of players.

Mutual Savings Bank / Franklin

Paul Arab has joined the bank as chief financial officer. He has 15 years of banking experience. Arab has received two international awards — the Elijah Watt Sells Award for Accounting and the Williams S. Smith Gold Award for Internal Audit — in recognition of his achievements. He earned his bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University, holds the certified public accountant (CPA) designation along with five other certifications, and has completed the American Institute of CPAs’ Annual Leadership Academy.

Old National Bank / Evansville

Heather Thompson has been promoted to serve as president of the bank’s Lafayette market while also continuing in her role as a business banking relationship manager. She has been with the bank for 20 years. Thompson is a member of the Market Executive Committee and volunteers with several area nonprofits, including Junior Achievement and Read to Succeed. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

Melanie Farr has joined the bank as trust counsel and trust officer after a 25-year career in the private practice of law, including estate and trust administration, estate planning and guardianship proceedings. She is licensed to practice in both Indiana and Ohio. Farr volunteers her legal services through the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Defiance College and her juris doctorate from the University of Toledo’s College of Law, graduating as a member of the Order of the Coif.

Eric Doremus has joined the bank’s retail leadership team and will serve as banking center manager for one of the bank’s Fort Wayne locations. He has more than 15 years of sales management experience, 10 of which were in financial services. Doremus volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement and teaches financial education classes.

The Peoples Bank / Brownstown

Jamie Grinstead has been promoted to vice president – human resources, IT systems administrator, data center operations. She has been with the bank since she started in the industry in 1999.

Jared Stahl has been promoted to vice president, agricultural loan officer. He has been with the bank since he started in the industry in 2010. Stahl earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Adilee Phegley has been promoted to assistant vice president – advertising, assistant to the president and CEO, and Board recording secretary. She has been with the bank since she started in the industry in 2007.

Farrah Richey has been promoted to assistant vice president, branch manager and loan officer. She has been with the bank since she started in the industry in 2007.

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