Vol. 108 2024 Issue 4 (July/August)

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions

Two IBA-member banks and two associate members were named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work list for 2024. Busey Bank, Champaign, Illinois; Centier Bank, Merrillville; Design Collaborative and NFP all made the list this year based on employer reports and a comprehensive, anonymous employee survey. Aunalytics; Dentons Bingham Greenebaum; First Merchants Bank, Muncie; JCBank, Seymour; Kruggel Lawton CPAs; Northwest Bank, Warren, Pennsylvania; and STAR Bank, Fort Wayne, all received honorable mentions.

Eleven IBA-member banks were named to Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Banks. Top-ranked in Indiana was 1st Source Bank, South Bend, at 14th. Also on the list were German American Bank, Jasper, at 19; Chase Bank, New York, at 26; Lake City Bank, Warsaw, at 36; Busey Bank, Champaign, IL, at 40; First Financial Bank, Cincinnati, at 43; Merchants Bank of Indiana, Carmel, at 58; Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, Louisville, at 59; First Financial Bank, NA, Terre Haute, at 80; Premier Bank, Defiance, OH, at 87; and Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, at 92. The list is compiled based on 10 financial metrics “measuring growth, credit quality and profitability for the 2023 calendar year, as well as stock performance in the 12 months through March 18, 2024.”

Meanwhile, 15 IBA members made the cut for S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Top Bank Rankings. CentreBank, Veedersburg, came in 5th in the nation for banks with less than $3 billion in assets. In the category of banks with between $3-10 billion, Centier Bank, Merrillville, placed 19th; 1st Source Bank, South Bend, came in 22nd; German American Bank, Jasper, was 27th; and Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Louisville, was 39th. Nine IBA members made the list for publicly traded banks:

  • 10th: Merchants Bank of Indiana, Carmel
  • 22nd: First Financial Bank, Cincinnati
  • 26th: Old National Bank, Evansville
  • 32nd: Busey Bank, Champaign, IL
  • 35th: Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL
  • 36th: Chase Bank, New York
  • 43rd: Northwest Bank, Warren, PA
  • 47th: Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati
  • 48th: First Merchants Bank, Muncie

Stacy Price accepts Lake City Bank’s 2023 Commitment Award from Bank Chairman and CEO David Findlay.

Stacy Price received the 2023 Commitment Award from Lake City Bank, Warsaw, in February. The award recognizes an individual nominated by their colleagues who has gone above and beyond in representing the bank both internally and externally. Price joined the bank in 2006 and has served as vice president, financial analyst since 2022. The colleagues who nominated her cited customized reports she created to improve the use of data in decision making and customer relationship management efforts. She serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County and coordinates the bank’s participation in the organization’s annual Women Build event.

Five leaders and lobbyists from IBA members and partners were named to Washingtonian magazine’s 500 Most Influential People in the nation’s capital. Anne Balcer, senior executive vice president and chief of government relations & public policy for the Independent Community Bankers of America; Tim Berry, global head of corporate responsibility and chairman of the Mid-Atlantic region for Chase Bank; Naomi Camper, chief policy officer for the American Bankers Association; Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO; and Rebeca Romero Rainey, ICBA president and CEO, all made the list of the experts and advocates, outside the government, who are playing big roles in Washington’s policy debates. Honorees were chosen based on deep subject-matter expertise and a significant understanding of how the nation’s capital works, with the goal of getting action; those who understand the nuances and complexities of a particular issue area; and policy subjects that are of special relevance to the current slate of elected officials.

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