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IBA Mission, Vision, Values

Our mission: To advocate for and sustain an environment in which banks can succeed.

Our vision: To provide exemplary service to members as the premier state bank trade association in the country.

Our values: In fulfilling our mission, we will:

  • Maintain the highest ethics, integrity and respect for others;
  • Serve with professionalism, innovation and resourcefulness;
  • Instill passion, positive attitude and enthusiasm;
  • Remain mindful that the success of the IBA is judged by the success of its members.

Andrew J. Briggs

Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, Ohio

Andrew J. Briggs is first senior vice president for business development of Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, Ohio. In this position, he is the highest-ranking banking officer in the state of Indiana for Farmers & Merchants. Additionally, Briggs serves on the boards of both Farmers & Merchants Bancorp and Farmers & Merchants State Bank. He previously held title as president and CEO of the Bank of Geneva since 1994 – the fifth generation of his family to lead the bank; Bank of Geneva merged with Farmers & Merchants State Bank effective Jan. 2, 2019. Briggs has more than 40 years of banking experience and is active on the following boards: Indiana State Museum, treasurer; Limberlost State Historic Site, corporate secretary; Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority, director; Adams County Economic Development, treasurer; and Adams Public Library System, treasurer. Briggs was appointed in 2017 to the Indiana Board of Depositories by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and in 2019 was honored as a Sagamore of the Wabash. He is past president of the Geneva Town Council, past treasurer of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and he has served on the IBA board as first and second vice chairman and as northeast region director. Briggs is a graduate of Ball State University, a member of the IBA 40 Year Club and a Sagamore of the Wabash.