Paul W. Freeman, CAE, serves as chief administrative officer for the Indiana Bankers Association. He joined the staff in 1987 to fill the newly created position of director of member services. Among his accomplishments are the creation of the annual IBA Mega Conference and the 2017 move to current office headquarters, plus the establishment of the IBA Center for Professional Development. Freeman serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. He was past chairman of the Indiana Council for Economic Education and past president of the Indiana Society of Association Executives, which honored him as Association Professional of the Year in 2006. Prior to joining the IBA, Freeman was employed for four years with Robert Morris Associates (now the Risk Management Association) in Philadelphia, and additionally had nine years of banking experience with Bank One, Indiana, NA. A certified association executive, he earned bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Butler University and is a graduate of the Institutes for Organizational Management at the University of Delaware. Freeman is a member of the IBA 40 Year Club.
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.