Garry 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