Indiana Bankers Association Announces Board of Directors for 2019

Members of the 2019 board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) have assumed positions, effective Jan. 1. Board members were elected at the IBA Annual Convention last September.

The functions of the board are to develop IBA policy and to establish long-range goals and objectives. The board also helps determine the Association’s legislative programs and positions on issues affecting the Indiana banking community.

IBA board members are listed below by the capacities in which they serve:

IBA Officers

Chairman - Andrew J. Briggs, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, Ohio

First Vice Chairman - Lucas White, The Fountain Trust Company, Covington

Second Vice Chairman - Michael S. Zahn, First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington

Immediate Past Chairman - Clay W. Ewing, German American Bank, Jasper

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


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 D. 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

Garry D. Kleer, First Bank Richmond

Michael C. Rechin, First Merchants Bank, Muncie


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

Gregory Inman, Scottsburg Building and Loan Association

John M. Kennedy, Greenfield Banking Company

Karen B. Woods, First Financial Bank, Cincinnati


Southwest Region Directors

Matthew W. Howrey, North Salem State Bank

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

Luke J. Yaeger, Commerce Bank, Evansville

About the IBA Chairman:

Andrew J. Briggs, 2019 chairman of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA), is first senior vice president for business development of Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Archbold, Ohio. In this position, he is the highest-ranking banking officer in the state of Indiana for Farmers & Merchants. Additionally, Briggs serves on the boards of both Farmers & Merchants Bancorp and Farmers & Merchants State Bank. He previously held title as president and CEO of the Bank of Geneva since 1994 – the fifth generation of his family to lead the bank; Bank of Geneva merged with Farmers & Merchants State Bank effective Jan. 2, 2019. Briggs has more than 40 years of banking experience and is active on the following boards: Indiana State Museum, treasurer; Limberlost State Historic Site, corporate secretary; Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority, director; Adams County Economic Development, treasurer; and Adams Public Library System, treasurer. Additionally, Briggs was appointed in 2017 to the Indiana Board of Depositories by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb. He is past president of the Geneva Town Council, past treasurer of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and he has served on the IBA board as first and second vice chairman and as northeast region director. Briggs is a graduate of Ball State University and a member of the IBA 40 Year Club.


Biographies of all IBA board members are available online at: