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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.

Michael K. Bauer

ABA Membership Council
WesBanco Bank, New Albany

Michael K. Bauer is senior vice president and senior credit officer with WesBanco Bank, New Albany. He previously served as executive vice president commercial lending for MainSource Bank, Greensburg. Bauer joined MainSource Financial Group in 1995 as president and CEO of a former affiliate, Regional Bank, New Albany, prior to which he was president and CEO of Harris Bank, Bartlett, Illinois. He is a member of the board of advisors of Indiana University Southeast, and a past member of the Independent Community Bankers of America-Regulatory Review Committee and of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council. Additionally Bauer has served on the boards of directors of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, of the Economic Development Council of Southern Indiana and of the Arts Council of Southern Indiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, an MBA from DePaul University and has served as adjunct professor at I.U. Southeast. Bauer served the IBA as 2010 chairman of the board and as first and second vice chairman; he also is a past director of the Community Bankers Association of Indiana.