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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.

Dax Denton

Senior Vice President-Government Relations

Dax Denton joined the government relations team of the Indiana Bankers Association as assistant vice president-government relations in 2008. He was promoted to vice president in 2012 and to senior vice president in 2016. Previously he managed state relations for the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, prior to which he was deputy legislative director of the Association of Indiana Counties and legislative intern with BoseTreacy Associates LLC. Denton serves the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana as a member of the board of governors and chairman of the membership committee. A former co-chair of the government relations committee of the Indiana Society of Association Executives, he has been active with the Indiana Geographic Information Council, Transportation Enhancement Appropriations Committee, Indiana Historic Preservation’s Courthouse Preservation Task Force and the Lead Elimination Plan Advisory Committee of the Indiana Department of Health. Denton was named 2012 Association Professional of the Year by the Indiana Society of Association Executives, and in 2013 he won in the category of Banking & Financial Services for the Best & Brightest awards, sponsored by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc. He is a graduate of Indiana University, the IBA Leadership Development Program and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Additionally Denton has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.