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.

Michael C. Rechin

Northeast Region Director
First Merchants Bank

Michael C. Rechin is president and CEO of First Merchants Corporation and of First Merchants Bank, Muncie. After joining First Merchants in 2005, he serves the bank as a member of the board of directors and brings more than 35 years of banking experience. He is a member of the boards of directors of OneZone, The Center for the Performing Arts, Conner Prairie Museum and the Sheehan Family Foundation, and a past board member of the Lynx Capital Corporation. Rechin earned undergraduate and MBA degrees from Miami University.