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.

Archie M. Brown Jr.

Southeast Region Director
First Financial Bank, Cincinnati

Archie M. Brown Jr. is president and CEO of First Financial Bank, Cincinnati, and of First Financial Bancorp. He also serves on the First Financial board of directors. Brown previously was president and CEO of MainSource Financial Group, Greensburg, from 2008 through the April 2018 merger with First Financial. He also had been serving as chairman of the MainSource board since 2011. Brown has 34 years of banking experience. He serves on the boards of directors of the Indiana Community Business Credit Corp. and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; additionally, he is a past board member of the Greensburg Decatur County Economic Development Corp. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, an MBA from Xavier University and a diploma from the Consumer Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.