Ewing Elected 2018 Chairman of Indiana Bankers Association

Clay W. Ewing, president, chief banking officer and secretary to the board of directors of German American Bancorp Inc., Jasper, has been elected 2018 chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). He currently serves the IBA as first vice chairman and was elected to his new position at the Association’s annual business meeting on Sept. 11 in French Lick. Ewing has more than 35 years of banking experience, and he joined German American in 1994 as president and CEO of a subsidiary bank of the company. Active in regional economic development, he currently serves as chairman of the Perry County Development Corp. and as a board member of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, in addition to service on various other civic and community boards. A past southwest region director of the IBA, Ewing is a graduate of Lockyear College and of The School for Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin.


The 21 members of the 2018 Indiana Bankers Association board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2018, are listed below:


IBA Officers

Chairman- Clay W. Ewing, German American Bancorp Inc., Jasper

First Vice Chair - Andrew J. Briggs, Bank of Geneva

Second Vice Chair - Lucas White, The Fountain Trust Company, Covington

Immediate Past Chair - Annette M. Russell, Security Federal Savings Bank, Logansport

President and CEO - Amber R. Van Til, Indiana Bankers Association


Constituent Directors

ICBA State Director - Michael H. Head, First Federal Savings Bank, Evansville

ABA Membership Council - Michael K. Bauer, WesBanco Bank, New Albany

Future Leadership Division President - Kirby Drey, Kentland Bank

Non-Indiana Headquartered Bank Director - Tim Massey, BMO Harris Bank, Indianapolis


Northeast Region Directors

Jeffrey W. Gump, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Laotto

Michael C. Rechin, First Merchants Corporation, Muncie

Michael S. Zahn, First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington


Northwest Region Directors

Benjamin J. Bochnowski, Peoples Bank, Munster

Joseph D. Carlson, Community State Bank, Royal Center

Arden L. Cramer, Logansport Savings Bank


Southeast Region Directors

Archie M. Brown Jr., MainSource Financial Group, Greensburg

George W. Ferriell, Bath State Bank

Gregory Inman, Scottsburg Building and Loan Association

Southwest Region Directors

Matthew W. Howrey, North Salem State Bank

Kent L. Parisien, The First National Bank of Odon

Jamie R. Shinabarger, Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company, Jasper