Future Leadership Division
The future of the Indiana banking community relies not only on its current leadership structure, but also on our collective ability to develop young leaders for future success. With that vision, the Indiana Bankers Association created the IBA Future Leadership Division (FLD) as a platform to support the next generation of Indiana bankers. The mission of the FLD is to connect banking professionals within the IBA membership by providing education, networking and volunteer opportunities in order to develop and inspire leaders that will advocate and sustain the future of Indiana’s banking industry. The FLD is a hallmark of the Association’s commitment to the future of the Indiana banking industry.
The FLD is seeking new members. Membership is free to all employees of IBA-member banks, and associate members also are eligible for membership. FLD is not intended exclusively for future bank presidents, CEOs or executive-level employees. The FLD believes that leadership happens at all levels and departments of the bank. FLD membership is not defined by job title, age, or management level, but for bankers who want to grow their leadership ability and be a leader in banking initiatives. For more information, please contact Josh Myers at the IBA, 317-333-7165.
IBA Future Leadership Division
Emily Boardman - Crossroads Bank, Wabash
J. Daniel Maddox - Citizens State Bank, New Castle
Billy Winter - Bippus State Bank, Huntington
Kirby D. Drey - Kentland Bank (President)
Zach Hockersmith - Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Crawfordsville
Jon-Myckle D. Price - Security Federal Savings Bank, Logansport
Jason L. Ernst - First Financial Bank, NA, Terre Haute
Brock C. Goggins - German American, Jasper
Crystal Taylor-Baker - Old National Bank, Evansville
Scott Carr - First Savings Bank, Clarksville
Jessica Carroll - The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown
Melodie K. Yarnell - Jackson County Bank, Seymour (Vice President)
Greg Barnes Jr. - STAR Bank, Fort Wayne
Michael J. Clampitt - North Salem State Bank
Ryan Hart - Lake City Bank, Warsaw
Opportunities to Get Involved
FLD Day at the Statehouse
The FLD Day at the Statehouse is dedicated to giving a voice to emerging bank leaders in the political process. Though the IBA is active politically through lobbying and PAC contributions, IBA’s most effective advocacy takes place at the grassroots level, when bankers meet face-to-face with their lawmakers to express industry views. Members of the Indiana General Assembly welcome the opportunity to hear directly from their banking constituents, and they appreciate the effort bankers make to visit them during Session. The FLD Day at the Statehouse is a prime opportunity to get to know your legislators for deepened relationship-building, while learning firsthand about the legislative process. Click to view a recap of the 2018 FLD Day at the Statehouse.
FLD Mega Networking Reception
The FLD Mega Networking Reception is an event held each year in conjunction with the IBA Mega Conference in Indianapolis. This networking reception is open to all FLD members, as well as Mega Conference attendees who are interested in learning more about the Future Leadership Division. The reception is an outstanding opportunity to meet, and establish new relationships, with the FLD board, fellow FLD members, and other bankers interested in growing as banking professionals in the state of Indiana.
FLD Networking Lunches
The FLD believes that one of the best ways to grow as a banking professional is to learn from each other through networking opportunities with peers from across the state. Bankers, no matter their role or geographic location, each share common experiences that we all can relate to and learn from. With this idea in mind, the FLD began hosting networking lunches during the month of August at a location in each of Indiana's four regions. These lunches, reserved only for FLD members, are an excellent opportunity to network with other peer bankers and participate in a facilitated group discussion on pertinent industry topics.
FLD Leadership Conference
Each year the IBA Future Leadership Division hosts a two-day Annual Leadership Conference in Indianapolis. The event features a strong lineup of top-flight presenters, with educational sessions focusing on leadership traits, technology and industry insight. Because relationship-building is instrumental to the banking community, there is ample opportunity for peer networking with fellow future banking leaders.