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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.

Eric J. Augustus

Vice President-Government Relations

Eric J. Augustus serves the Indiana Bankers Association as vice president-government relations. As a member of the IBA Government Relations Team, he helps to analyze issues, review legislation, build relationships with policymakers and enhance IBA’s grassroots advocacy. Before joining the Association in 2018, Augustus was executive director of the Indiana Utility Shareholders Association, which he joined in 2014. Previously he served for three years with the Indiana Association of Realtors, most recently as government affairs director, after prior work experience as a legislative assistant in the Indiana House of Representatives. Augustus is past president of the Government Affairs Society of Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University-Indianapolis.