Press Release

First Bank President & CEO elected Chairman of IBA

Written by: Susan Richwine |

Released by IBA:

Kleer-Zahn-1200Garry D. Kleer, chairman, president and CEO of First Bank Richmond, has been elected 2022 chairman of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Bankers Association. The election took place Aug. 16 during the IBA Annual Convention in French Lick. Kleer currently serves the IBA as first vice chairman and will become chairman effective Jan. 1, 2022.

Kleer is chairman, president and CEO of First Bank Richmond. He also is chairman, president and CEO of Richmond Mutual Bancorporation. Kleer joined the bank in 1994 as vice president of commercial lending and was promoted in 2001 to president and CEO. His community involvement includes service on the boards of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, Reid Health Foundation, Richmond Symphony Orchestra and Wayne County Foundation. He has been recognized with the Indiana University East Chancellor’s Medallion, Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Richmond/Wayne County Distinguished Community Leader, and Boys & Girls Clubs Man and Youth Award. In 2020, he was awarded the Indiana University Bicentennial Medal for distinguished service. Kleer is a graduate of Indiana University, the Graduate School of Commercial Lending and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Following are members of the 2022 IBA Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2022:

IBA Officers
Garry D. Kleer, Chairman, First Bank Richmond
Jamie R. Shinabarger, First Vice Chairman, Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company, Jasper
Benjamin J. Bochnowski, Second Vice Chairman, Peoples Bank, Munster
Michael S. Zahn, Immediate Past Chairman, First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington
Amber R. Van Til, President and CEO, Indiana Bankers Association, Indianapolis

Constituent Directors
Michael K. Bauer, ABA Membership Council, WesBanco Bank, Wheeling, WV
Michael H. Head, ICBA State Director, First Federal Savings Bank, Evansville
John Corbin, Non-Indiana Headquartered Bank Director, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH
Jon-Myckle D. Price, Future Leadership Division President, Security Federal Savings Bank, Logansport

Regional and At-Large Directors
David M. Findlay, At-Large, Lake City Bank, Warsaw
Kent A. Liechty, At-Large, First Bank of Berne
Jeffrey W. Gump, North Region, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Laotto
Daniel Maddox, North Region, Citizens State Bank, New Castle
Jacqueline M. Ruge-Perkins, North Region, First State Bank of Porter
Jessica Carroll, South Region, The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown
Gregory Inman, South Region, Scottsburg Building and Loan Association
John M. Kennedy, South Region, Greenfield Banking Company

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