Press Release

President Kleer elected to IBA Board of Directors

Written by: Susan Richwine |

Richmond, Indiana – First Bank Richmond is pleased to announce that their President & CEO, Garry Kleer, has been elected First Vice Chairman of the Indiana Bankers Association's Board of Directors effective January, 1, 2021.

"I am excited to serve in the leadership of the Indiana Bankers Association. Community banks are the heartbeat of the communities that they serve and I look forward to advocating for my fellow bankers."  —Garry Kleer

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First Bank Richmond is committed to be an integral partner to the communities in which they serve. Since 1887, not only have they provided their community with sound financial products and services, they have also fostered a philanthropic commitment that has made a significant impact through the dedication of their organization’s resources, talents and time. This commitment is facilitated through the following channels:

  • Financial support pledged through contributions and event sponsorships. In 2019, they proudly donated more than $400,000 to local not-for-profit organizations.

  • Board/employee leadership and participation with local not-for-profit organizations. 65% of their staff served on a board or a committee and collectively volunteered over 3,000 service hours to local not-for-profit organizations.

  • Donations (in-kind) and fundraising efforts to promote local initiatives.

First Bank Richmond is an Indiana state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Richmond, Indiana. The bank was originally established in 1887 as an Indiana state-chartered mutual savings and loan association. First Bank Richmond provides full banking services to individuals and businesses through its eight branches located in Indiana and five branches and one loan production office in Ohio. The Ohio offices currently operate as Mutual Federal, a division of First Bank Richmond.

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