Salin Bank News
December 12, 2013
Salin Bank & Trust Company Names New Vice President, Business Development Officer
Matthew Fields Joins the Salin Bank & Trust Company’s Business Banking Team
Indianapolis, Indiana, – Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank & Trust Company today announced that Matthew Fields has joined Salin Bank & Trust Company as Vice President, Business Development officer.
Fields brings more than 11 years of banking experience to his new position, which includes Forum Credit Union and six years as Assistant Vice President of First Colorado National Bank DBA First Capital Bank in Carmel, IN.
“We are very excited to have Matt as part of the Salin Bank Business Banking team,” says Frank Whelan, Team Leader for Salin Bank & Trust Company’s Business Banking group. “At Salin Bank, we continuously work to improve our responsiveness to our customers’ financial needs and goals through a holistic advisory approach – and Matt brings a variety of experience that perfectly complements our existing team as we strive to be the main resource and asset for existing and future business banking clients in Indianapolis and surrounding communities.”
The Brownsburg native will work with Salin Bank & Trust Company’s Business Banking team to support existing client’s portfolios and build new relationships with businesses throughout central Indiana.
Fields has accomplished many professional achievements during his career and is recognized as a trusted advisor for small businesses as noted for his efforts by being a part of a group that received the 2009 State of Indiana SBA 7(a) Lending Volume Award presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Fields has a wide range of expertise in small business lending, credit and portfolio management. His specialties include conventional lending as well as credit enhanced products focused on SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and USDA.
Fields is also active in his local community through his volunteer activities with St. Malachy School/Parish, Brownsburg Little League and Hendricks Community Soccer.
Fields has his Bachelor of Science in both Management and Human Resources from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
November 25, 2013
Salin Bank Names Rebecca Hyink New Vice President, Compliance and CRA Officer
Indianapolis, Indiana, – Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Rebecca Hyink has joined Salin Bank as Vice President, Compliance and CRA Officer.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Rebecca to Salin Bank and to our Compliance team,” says Ray Gusky, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Risk Management. “Rebecca brings a wide array of professional banking experience, including extensive knowledge of banking regulations, loan underwriting, compliance management and teambuilding. These qualities will be an excellent asset to Salin Bank.”
Hyink has established an impressive professional career, with more than 25 years in the financial services field. Most recently, she served as Senior AHP Compliance Analyst for Federal Home Loan Bank Indianapolis. Prior to that, she worked as Assistant Vice President/Compliance Officer for Lincoln Bank in Plainfield, Indiana.
In her new position as Compliance and CRA Officer for Salin Bank, Hyink will be responsible for directing all regulatory compliance activities, including operational and lending functions. As part of her job, she will lead the Consumer Compliance Management Committee and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Committee in developing and meeting their objectives.
“As a family owned, community bank, Salin Bank is committed to bringing the best-trained people on board. Rebecca’s previous professional experience, her compliance and regulatory background and outstanding management skills will be a great asset to us,” Salin Bank’s Gusky notes.
Hyink is a graduate of Indiana Tech, with a degree in Business Administration.
November 19, 2013
Salin Bank & Trust Company Names New Senior Vice President, Treasury Management
Gail E. Bradley, III Joins The Salin Bank & Trust Company Business Banking Team
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank & Trust Company today announced that Gail E. Bradley, III has joined Salin Bank & Trust Company as Senior Vice President of Treasury Management and will lead the Treasury Management team with responsibility for Salin Bank & Trust Company’s entire treasury management product suite, including Salin Remote Deposit.
Bradley brings 28 years of banking experience to his new position, including 15 years as Vice President, Senior Sales Manager – Global Treasury Management with a Canadian financial institution, Bank of Montreal, BMO Harris Bank N.A.
“We could not be happier that Gail has become part of the Salin Bank team,” says Michael Greer, Executive Vice President, Director of Salin Bank & Trust Company’s Commercial Banking. “At Salin Bank, we pride ourselves on continuously working to improve our responsiveness to our customers’ financial needs and goals. Gail has the Treasury Management expertise, along with extensive relationship-building skills to be a true leader on our management team.”
Among Bradley’s job responsibilities, he will partner with Salin Bank & Trust Company’s Commercial and Business Banking teams to develop or enhance new and existing client relationships. In addition, he will provide relationship management coverage for key clients. Bradley brings a deep level of experience in helping his clients improve their overall treasury management structure by gaining better control of receivables and disbursements; improved automation of accounting processes and faster access to information. Bradley also brings experience in providing tools to protect clients against fraudulent transaction activity.
“As an independent, community bank, we are committed to having the best-trained people on our team to reach out to our business customers and to the community. Gail’s previous banking experience and industry knowledge and insights will be invaluable to us,” Greer says.
Bradley has accomplished many professional achievements during his career and is recognized as a trusted advisor for small businesses through large national corporate clients as well as being a strong leader in his previous roles.
Bradley also is active in his local community through his volunteer activities with Gleaners Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Avon Junior Athletic Association as well as being an active member of his church. Bradley has also been a member of the Indiana Bankers Association and the Association of Financial Professionals - Indiana.
November 18, 2013
Salin Bank Names New Vice President, Business Development Team Leader
Frank Whelan Joins Salin Bank’s Business Banking Team
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Frank Whelan has joined Salin Bank as Vice President and Business Development Team Leader.
Whelan brings two decades of experience in the financial services and investment field to his new position. Most recently, Whelan served as Vice President of a Canadian financial institution, Bank of Montreal -- BMO Harris Bank.
“We could not be happier that Frank has become part of the Salin Bank family,” says Chuck Gearhart, Senior Vice President. “At Salin Bank, we pride ourselves on continuously working with business clients and helping them achieve their financial objectives. Frank has the leadership and lending experience to lead our team and make key contributions in these areas.”
He will be responsible for helping businesses throughout the state in meeting their financial goals and objectives. He will also train and coach Salin Bank’s team of small business bankers. Whelan will focus on building a risk and profitability driven sales culture as well as actively growing the bank’s small business portfolio.
“As an independent, community bank, Salin Bank strongly believes in having the best-trained people on our team to reach out to customers with not only the personal, one-on-one service that Salin Bank is known for but also provide clients with financial products and resources that can help grow their financial future. Frank’s previous experience and industry knowledge will be an excellent benefit for Salin Bank’s customers,” Gearhart adds.
Whelan is a graduate of Hobart College, with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in political science. An active member in his local community, Whelan serves as President of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Board of Directors and is a past member of the Carmel Arts Council Board.
November 14, 2013
Salin Bank & Trust Company Board Member John Mutz Receives Whistler Award
The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and Mayor Greg Ballard presented John M. Mutz with the 29th annual Charles L. Whistler Award during a breakfast and ceremony today, Nov. 14, at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center.
The annual award recognizes individuals who, outside the regular duties of their chosen professions, have brought together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis. Mutz served as Indiana’s lieutenant governor for two terms, following 13 years in the Indiana General Assembly, but he is only the second former elected official to win the award. The Charles L. Whistler Committee selected Mutz because of his work in private sector and volunteer roles, such as chairman of Lumina Foundation for Education from 2002 until 2010, and as current chairman of the Indianapolis Charter Schools Board.
Long active in school reform, Mutz has been a director of the 21st Century Charter School Program, the first charter school designated in the state of Indiana, and served as co-chairman of All Children Matter Indiana, a leader in the advocacy of choice in education. His current community service directorships also include the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, the Indiana and Indianapolis chambers of commerce, the Indianapolis Zoological Society, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indiana Symphony Society and other civic boards. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central Indiana.
"GIPC was proud and honored for John Mutz to receive the Whistler Award this morning," said Murray Clark, chairman of GIPC and the 2013 Charles L. Whistler Award Committee. "John fits perfectly the example and legacy of Chuck Whistler. He has been an inspirational leader for so many in this community for decades. On a personal note, I have admired and attempted to emulate his leadership style and effectiveness from the first time I observed him in action. He is a tremendous addition to GIPC's list of remarkable men and women who have previously received this extraordinary award and helped establish a culture of private-public collaboration so vital to the exemplary success of our great city."
In presenting the Charles L. Whistler Award, Ballard praised Mutz for continued contributions to Indianapolis, even after a lifetime of achievement in government, philanthropy and private business. "You are the epitome of leadership," he told Mutz.
"The purpose of the Charles L. Whistler Award is to thank someone who serves the community by leveraging benefits from the public-private partnership," Ballard said. "John Mutz takes this model one step further by creating opportunities to benefit the next generation of Indianapolis business and civic leaders."
Mutz is a consultant and private investor with experience in politics, philanthropy and business. Prior serving as president of PSI (Indiana's largest electric utility, now known as Duke Energy) in 1993, Mutz was president of Lilly Endowment (1989-1993). There, he led the philanthropic work of one of the 10 largest private foundations in America. Mutz has also been a successful entrepreneur and manager. He developed 31 Burger Chef restaurants and helped form an equipment lessor, Circle Leasing Corp., which was ultimately sold to Xerox Credit Corp. He has also served on boards of numerous public and private companies.
Mutz is a board member of Achieving the Dream, a national organization supporting the improvement and expansion of the community colleges.He formerly served as a trustee of Hudson Institute, and as national chairman for Ways to Work, a program to help former welfare recipients stay off welfare. Prior to his career, Mutz earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in advertising and business management from Northwestern University. He and wife Carolyn (Hawthorne) are parents of two grown children, Diana and Mark, and have five grandchildren. Mutz has also been a columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal, for which he currently blogs; and he is the author of Fundraising for Dummies, now in its third printing.
In its 29th year, the Charles L. Whistler Award continues to honor the legacy of Whistler, a lawyer and community leader in the grand tradition, who gave his time and extraordinary abilities to the Indianapolis community without asking for power or position in return. At the time of his death in 1981, he was a senior partner at Baker & Daniels and chairman of both the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee's Urban Growth and Revitalization Task Force and the White River State Park Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Award recipients' names are added to a limestone and granite monument located in the Charles L. Whistler Memorial Plaza at the City Market in downtown Indianapolis.
Past Whistler Award Recipients:
1983: Thomas H. Lake
1984: Thomas W. Binford & David R. Frick
1985: Frank P. Lloyd
1986: Phillip R. Duke & Thomas W. Moses
1987: Mattie M. Coney
1988: Donald W. Tanselle
1989: Ramon L. Humke & Henry C. Ryder
1990: Richard O. Morris
1991: Eldon Campbell
1992: Michael A. Carroll
1993: William W. Mays & James T. Morris
1994: Fred C. Tucker, Jr.
1995: Robert H. Reynolds
1996: Thomas M. Miller & Sam H. Jones
1997: Dr. Gene Sease
1998: Jack Shaw & Dan & Lori Efroymson
1999: Andrew Paine & Yvonne Shaheen
2000: Rev. T. Garrott Benjamin & Michael Maurer
2001: Jerry Semler & Fay Williams
2003: Alex Carroll & Rev. Charles Williams
2004: Dr. Beurt Servaas & Gerald Bepko
2005: Joseph D. Barnette, Jr. & G. Frederick Glass
2007: P.E. MacAllister & Marge Tarplee
2008: Patrick J. Early
2009: John T. Neighbours & Sallie W. Rowland
2010: Michael G. Browning
2011: Samuel L. Odle
2012: David Shane
2013: John M. Mutz
Source: The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
November 12, 2013
Indiana Hoosiers welcome Salin Bank & Trust as Corporate partner in multi-year agreement
Bloomington, Indiana — Indiana University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, Indiana University Sports Properties (IUSP), announced today a first-ever collaboration with Salin Bank – the Hoosiers’ newest corporate partner.
Salin Bank & Trust, a family-owned community bank with banking locations spread throughout Indiana, will receive numerous partner benefits over a three-year term surrounding football and basketball seasons. In addition to signage at Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall, Salin Bank will receive exposure through digital offerings, the official iuhoosiers.com website and the IU Sports Radio Network. Salin Bank also will have notable presence on the press backdrop for Hoosier basketball in 2013-14 and beginning in 2014-15 for football.
“The Salin family has been great personal friends of mine and to Indiana University for many years,” said Fred Glass, Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Indiana University. “We are excited to further incorporate Salin Bank into the IU family through this partnership.”
“As a graduate of Indiana University, I have always wanted to give back to my alma mater,” said Bill Salin, II, President & Chief Executive Officer, “With this agreement, it is a ‘Win-Win’ for both IU and Salin Bank. We are one of the few true family owned Indiana banks and this partnership just makes sense.”
“Salin Bank & Trust will be an invaluable addition to our corporate partner family, and we’re excited to integrate them into the Hoosier culture,” said Matt Bauschek, IUSP General Manager. “With locations in Carroll County, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport and Marion, we know this partnership will be advantageous to IU fans, alumni and campus community in numerous ways.”
About Salin Bank
Salin Bank & Trust is a family owned, community bank, and one of the top 10 chartered banks in Indiana with assets of more than $750 million. Salin Bank & Trust operates 21 banking locations in 10 Indiana counties. To learn more about Salin Bank & Trust, please visit www.salin.com
About Indiana University Sports Properties
Indiana University Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which manages multimedia rights and sponsorship for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The company's multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Its exclusive sports programming reaches more than 56 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,100 radio stations. To learn more about Learfield’s 40-year history and collegiate portfolio.
October 31, 2013
Salin Bank Names New Vice President, Commercial Banker
Terri L. Gill, CCIM Joins the Salin Bank Team
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Terri L. Gill, CCIM, has joined Salin Bank as Vice President, Commercial Banker.
“We are extremely pleased that Terri is now part of the Salin Bank Commercial Banking team,” says Michael Greer, Executive Vice President, Director of Salin Bank Commercial Banking. “One of the hallmarks of Salin Bank is our focus on providing one-on-one client service and making continuous improvements in the ways in which we respond to the financial needs and goals of clients. Terri brings the skills and expertise to make significant contributions in this area.”
Gill’s career in banking began in 1982 as a management trainee at Merchants Bank. She has held numerous executive positions in the banking industry. Most recently, Gill served as Senior Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager for an Ohio-based financial institution, Fifth Third Bank, where she managed an extensive investment real estate portfolio.
In her new position with Salin Bank, Gill will be responsible for contributing to the success of Salin’s business and commercial real estate.
Gill is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and is involved in the Indianapolis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women. Terri is a graduate of Indiana University, with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration.
October 24, 2013
Salin Bank Announces the Opening of New Multi-Million Dollar
Banking Center in Fort Wayne
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Introduces a New Concept in Banking
Fort Wayne, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced the opening of their new branch prototype, a 1,800-square-foot full service banking center in Fort Wayne. Salin Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Salin, II, joined Salin Bank staff and other Fort Wayne officials today for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony signaling the beginning of their newest banking center. The new banking center is located at 9835 Lima Road on Fort Wayne’s north side. A public Grand Opening Celebration is set for Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The building’s design was created to showcase the introduction of the newest banking delivery channel, the interactive teller system. Called, Salin Live Teller, this new technology will allow the banking center to offer extended hours, easy-to-use teller stations and enhanced personal service. The new building design will take the best of good old-fashioned banking and pair it with the latest technology available.
The new video-based interactive technology allows customers to conduct transactions and receive banking services with a live, Indiana-based teller, who has complete control of the Interactive Teller machine. The simultaneous video and audio connection can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a branch. Salin Live Teller allows Salin Bank to offer teller services well beyond traditional branch hours; tellers will be available on the drive up interactive Salin Live Teller from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
The new Salin Bank branch concept centers on the entry tower – an internally lit beacon that anchors the branch to its location on Lima Road. The entry tower prominently displays the Salin logo in glass and references a nautical lighthouse. Surrounding the entry tower, the branch building is tinted blue glass with white stone, red brick and synthetic plaster. The interior of the branch features a greeter hub with a Salin blue disk above and self-service interactive teller bays. The facility is designed to provide customers with superior customer service in a high-tech, high-touch environment.
"This new banking center represents an important investment in the future growth of our bank, our commitment to the Fort Wayne community and our desire to bring world-class customer service to our clients," said Bill Salin, II.
September 30, 2013
Announces Local Winners of Scholarship Program
14 Scholarships awarded across Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that the Salin Foundation Community Scholarship Program has awarded more than $20,000 to 14 Indiana students who began a new semester at universities and colleges this fall.
The program, now in its 13th year, is designed to assist seniors from more than 22 schools in communities served by Salin Bank.
“Encouraging more of Indiana’s young men and women to go on to college or high technical education is one of Indiana’s highest priorities,” said Bill Salin, II, President and Chief Executive Officer of Salin Bank. “Our state lags in the percentage of adults with a higher education, and if we are to compete for good jobs and a superior quality of life, we simply must find a way for more of our young people to pursue a higher education.”
“As a community bank with a commitment to the hometowns we serve, this program gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude to those communities,” continued Salin, “If they can then succeed in persuading more of the graduates to return home, we will have accomplished our goal.”
Each of the 14 awards is worth $1,500 and is designed to assist students who plan to enroll in a full-time course of undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school located in Indiana.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required), demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, and the education goals of the applicant. Each application will be reviewed by individuals outside of the Salin Foundation and unusual family or personal needs will be considered.
Officers and employees of Salin Bank and Trust Company are not eligible. Awards are made without regard to gender, age, race, religion, nationality, or disability.
Applications for the scholarship are available at participating schools and at all Salin Bank and Trust Company Banking Center locations.
The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America (CSFA). CSFA seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement.
CSFA processes and screens applications and designates recipients.
2013 Salin Foundation
Community Scholarship Program
Columbus East High School
Logansport Community High School
Edinburgh Community High School
Delphi Community High School
West Lafayette High School
Lewis Cass High School
Snider High School
Marion High School
South Side High School
Mississinewa High School
Columbus North High School
Logansport Community High School
Carroll Consolidated School
Kokomo High School
September 13, 2013
Salin Bank Donates Walton Banking Center Building to the Southeastern School Corporation
Donation Valued at More than $160,000
Walton, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced the donation of their Walton Indiana Banking Center Building to the Southeastern School Corporation. The 4,757 square foot building was used as a banking center for the Bank before it was closed earlier this month.
“We are always excited and pleased to give back to the communities we serve,” said Salin Bank’s President and CEO, Bill Salin, II, “This is a win-win for Salin Bank, the Southeastern School Corporation and the Walton community.
Under the agreement, the Bank plans on leaving the Salin Bank sign which will allow the School Corporation to provide electronic messages to the community. The agreement also provides for the ATM machine to remain in the building which will enable the Bank to continue to provide services to the community.
The Southeastern School Corporation’s School Board approved the deal earlier this week. The School Corporation plans on using the building as an office for their superintendent.
September 9, 2013
Salin Bank Names New Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Brian T. Hunt Joins Salin Bank’s Executive Team
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Brian T. Hunt has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel and will lead all legal efforts throughout the state.
Hunt has nearly 30 years experience in the practice of law, with 23+ years as corporate counsel with ATA Airlines, Inc., and Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Prior to his time in the airline industry, Brian was in private law practice at Faegre, Baker & Daniels LLP and Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP.
“We could not be happier that Brian Hunt has joined our team,” says Salin Bank President and CEO Bill Salin, II. “Our mission is to continuously strive to be more responsive and relevant to our customers’ needs. Brian has the legal and compliance experience, professional capabilities and personal warmth to be a leader in our great management team.”
Salin adds, “As an independent, community-oriented commercial bank, we remain committed to having the best-equipped, best-trained people reaching out to our customers. Brian’s experience and insights will be invaluable in enhancing internal policies and procedures and refining best-practices management techniques”.
While at Pinnacle Airlines, Brian reviewed and negotiated financing agreements related to the acquisition of aircraft, engines and aircraft parts packages. Additionally he reviewed and negotiated agreements related to the sale/leaseback of aircraft equipment. He also represented the company in short-term financing transactions; and represented debtors in out-of-court reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings. Hunt was also the company’s chief compliance officer.
“The opportunity I’ve been looking for is precisely what Salin Bank offers,” Hunt said, “It is the bank’s strength and stability over the long-run that are so relevant and satisfying to its customers, communities, and employees. There is a strong sense at Salin that the way it does business truly can make a difference. The bank has the human and financial capital to continue to improve its position as a uniquely successful Indiana bank. I am honored to be asked to contribute to this organization and excited to take part in this exciting challenge.”
Hunt holds his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
He, his wife and family live in Carmel, Indiana.
August 9, 2013
Salin Bank Names New Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking
Long-Time Banking Executive Michael Greer to Lead State-wide Business Banking Effort
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Michael Greer has been named to lead commercial and business banking efforts throughout the state.
Greer’s extensive experience includes leading Associated Bank, Rockford, Illinois, where he served as President and CEO. He also was the director of Commercial Banking for First National Bank & Trust, Kokomo, Indiana (now BMO-Harris Bank). Earlier in his career, Greer managed the small business banking program for Society National Bank (now Key Bank) in Cleveland, OH. Most recently he was president and owner of Instant Content, an education-based marketing service firm that helped small to midsized financial institutions communicate and sell to their business clients and prospects.
He will be responsible for helping businesses throughout the state in meeting their financial goals and objectives. He will also train and coach Salin Bank’s team of community presidents, Ag lending officers and commercial banking experts. Greer will focus on building a risk and profitability driven sales culture as well as managing a diverse commercial real estate portfolio.
“Mike has strong credit and lending skills,” said Bill Salin, II, President & Chief Executive Officer of Salin Bank, “We are truly fortunate to have him lead our business lending efforts throughout Indiana.”
Greer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University where he majored in finance and marketing. He is a graduate of the School of Banking from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Greer is also a President’s Club Member of the Sandler Sales Institute.
He and his wife will be relocating to the Indianapolis area from Rockford, Illinois.
July 30, 2013
Salin Bank Announces New Bank Sales Officer for the Indianapolis Market
Stacy Marsh Promoted to Lead Indianapolis Banking Center
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Stacy Marsh has been named to lead sales efforts at its Indianapolis banking center. Marsh was promoted after serving as the Sales and Service Representative for the Fishers Banking Center.
Marsh joins Salin Bank from Huntington Bank where she worked for more than 25 years in several positions including personal banker and branch manager.
Marsh has her Indiana life and health insurance license. Marsh attended Ball State University and is a graduate of Carmel High School. Marsh and her husband have two children and live in Carmel.
June 24, 2013
Salin Bank Welcomes New Community President for Lafayette
Greg Eller Named Salin Bank’s New Community President for the Lafayette Market
Lafayette, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Greg Eller has been named as the new Community President for the Lafayette market. Eller, who is a veteran of the banking and finance industry, is experienced in commercial banking, commercial finance and business development.
“We are excited to have Greg join the Salin Bank team,” said John Christy, Executive Vice President,
Director of Commercial Banking, “His local ties to the community and experience in commercial and business banking will serve the Lafayette market well.”
Eller comes to Salin Bank from Lafayette Savings Bank - Lafayette, IN, where he was Vice President, Senior Commercial Lender. He managed the commercial lending staff and focused on business development and retention of existing customers.
Before that, Eller work as Vice President for Bright National Bank/First Financial where he worked in all areas of the Community Bank focusing on lending and business development.
Eller graduated from the Graduate School of Banking – Madison, WI and received his Bachelor of Science from Purdue University – Lafayette, IN. He is a member of the Lafayette Redevelopment Commission and Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Board Member for the YWCA Foundation Board and a Trustee of the Lafayette School Corporation.
June 5, 2013
Michelle Miller Joins Salin Bank as Mortgage Consultant
Fort Wayne, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Michelle Miller has joined the team as a Mortgage Consultant for the Fort Wayne market.
“Michelle quickly puts people at ease and consults with each client to make them feel informed and comfortable about their loan,” said Tom Lannan, VP and Sales Manager of Mortgage Division. “As a mortgage professional, she makes it easy for families to understand their options and make the choice that best fits their personal circumstance.”
Before joining Salin Bank, Michelle was with Star Financial Bank, out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she worked as a mortgage banker. While working there, she covered home lending in Columbia City, Fort Wayne and Warsaw, Indiana.
She has also worked at Wells Fargo as a home mortgage consultant and Countrywide Home Loans and GMAC Mortgage as a Mortgage Loan Officer.
Miller has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelley School of Business.
Miller, her husband and her three children live on 76 acres in Kosciusko County. She enjoys reading, golfing and playing with her children. She is learning to garden and is currently raising chickens for the first time.
March 27, 2013
Scott Tate Joins Salin Bank as Mortgage Consultant
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Scott Tate has joined the team as a Mortgage Consultant for Central Indiana.
“As a mortgage professional, Scott utilizes a consultative approach which allows his clients to make informed decisions that are tailored to their goals,” said Tom Lannan, VP and Sales Manager of Mortgage Division. “This approach makes it easy for families to understand their options and make the choice that best fits their personal circumstance. Scott will serve the Central Indiana market well.”
Before joining Salin Bank, Scott was a loan officer for Mortgage City, Incorporated, where he was responsible for the origination of first and second mortgage loans. He also worked for Coldwell Banker Kaiser and was President of Diversified Lending Group where he was responsible for all day to day operations. Before that he worked for Blue Ridge Financial Group, Inc. where he gained experience with FHA, VA, Conventional and Non-conforming loans.
Scott graduated from Carmel High School and attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. He holds his Realtor and Mortgage Brokers licenses.
Scott’s volunteer efforts include the Hamilton County 4-H council and acting as head of the VFW Hospital Visit Program. He enjoys running, competing in triathlons, boating, fishing, camping and spending time with his family. Scott, his wife and two daughters live in Cicero.
February 19, 2013
Salin Bank Celebrates the Opening of a New Banking Center in Fishers, Indiana
Salin Bank Introduces a New Way to Bank with its New Interactive Teller System
Fishers, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced the grand opening of its newest banking center in Fishers, Indiana. Salin Bank invites customers and members of the community to celebrate the grand opening of its new banking center located at 11555 Allisonville Road in Fishers, Indiana on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
The new banking center offers clients the new state-of-the-art Salin Live Teller™ system which is an interactive teller system and a first for Indiana. The new banking delivery channel allows the banking center to offer easy-to-use teller stations and enhanced personal service. The building’s new floor plan will take the best of good old-fashioned banking and pair it with the latest technology available.
The new video-based interactive technology allows customers to conduct transactions and receive banking services with a live, centrally-based teller, who has complete control of the Interactive Teller machine. The simultaneous video and audio connection can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a banking center. Salin Live Teller will allow Salin Bank to offer teller services well beyond traditional banking center hours; tellers will be available on the interactive Salin Live Teller from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The banking center is designed to provide a great banking experience through a variety of financial services and conveniences, including:
• Internal Salin Live Teller
• Drive through Salin Live Teller
• Drive through ATM
• Access to commercial account and deposit services
“We are excited to serve the Fishers community,” Said Banking Center Manager Doug Kelham, “We know that our superior personal customer service along with our state of the art technology will help our clients be financially successful. If you’ve never banked with Salin Bank, stop in and meet us. Let us show you what personal banking really means.”
Grand Opening Details:
Who: Salin Bank
What: Grand Opening Celebration – Allisonville Road Banking Center
• Complimentary food, beverages and entertainment (Radio Disney)
• Great giveaways and a raffle draw
When: Saturday, February 23, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Salin Bank – Allisonville Road Banking Center, 11555 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana 46038
February 4, 2013
Salin Bank Welcomes New Community President
Jeff Hall Takes the Reins as Community President for the Kokomo, Logansport and Carroll County Markets
Kokomo, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that seasoned banker Jeff Hall will be the new community president for the Kokomo, Logansport and Carroll County markets.
Hall, who is a 30-year veteran of the banking and finance industry, has a wealth of experience in commercial banking, commercial finance, business development, staff and board management, and community involvement.
He has held several senior leadership positions with major U.S. regional and international banks, including 8 years as a Community President. Hall has also operated his own consulting practice, providing business and financial advice to lenders, borrowers, operating companies, and other global consulting firms.
Hall earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He is also a past Board member or officer for a number of non-profit and business focused organizations.
“We are truly excited to have Jeff as our new community president for our Kokomo and Logansport markets,” said John Christy, Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, “ We know he will serve businesses and the community well.”
January 23, 2013
Salin Bank Announces the Construction of New Multi-Million Dollar
Banking Center in Fort Wayne
Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for January 25th for a New Concept in Banking
Fort Wayne, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that construction will begin on a new multi-million dollar banking center in Fort Wayne. Salin Bank’s Community President, Andy Yergler, will join Salin Bank staff and other Fort Wayne officials for a groundbreaking ceremony signaling the beginning of construction of their newest banking center. The groundbreaking ceremony is set for this Friday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. at 9835 Lima Road on Fort Wayne’s north side.
Company officials announced the selection of Jack Krouse of Construction Control, Inc. (CCI) as the project manager and architect Mike Parnon of BrandPoint Design. The team will build the new 1,500-square-foot banking center. The one-story complex is expected to create dozens of construction jobs.
The building’s design was created to showcase the introduction of the newest banking delivery channel, the interactive teller system. Called, Salin Live Teller, this new technology will allow the banking center to offer extended hours, easy-to-use teller stations and enhanced personal service. The new building design will take the best of good old-fashioned banking and pair it with the latest technology available. Salin Bank employees from the Dupont Road location will be relocated to a temporary trailer at the new Lima Road construction site. The temporary banking center will open on Monday, February 4, 2013.
The new video-based interactive technology allows customers to conduct transactions and receive banking services with a live, centrally-based teller, who has complete control of the Interactive Teller machine. The simultaneous video and audio connection can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a branch. Salin Live Teller will allow Salin Bank to offer teller services well beyond traditional branch hours; tellers will be available on the interactive Salin Live Teller from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
The new Salin Bank branch concept centers on the entry tower – an internally lit beacon. The entry tower prominently displays the Salin logo in glass and references a nautical lighthouse.
Surrounding the entry tower, the branch building is tinted blue glass with white stone, red brick and synthetic plaster. The interior of the branch features a greeter hub with a Salin blue disk above and self-service interactive teller bays. The facility is designed to provide customers with superior customer service in a high-tech, high-touch environment.
"This new banking center represents an important investment in the future growth of our bank, our commitment to the Fort Wayne community and our desire to bring world-class customer service to our clients," said Andy Yergler.
Architect for the new banking center, Mike Parnon said, “The new Salin banking center prototype serves as a lighthouse to guide customers to financially smooth waters.” The center is expected to be completed later this summer.
January 9, 2012
Salin Bank Welcomes New Bankers for its New Fishers Banking Center
Doug Kelham Named Bank Sales Officer and Stacy Marsh Joins Team as the Banking Center’s New Sales and Service Representative
Fishers, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Doug Kelham has been named to lead sales efforts at its new Fishers, Indiana banking center. Stacy Marsh was also named at the new Sales and Service Representative.
Kelham comes to Salin Bank from First Financial Bank (formally Flagstar Bank) in Indianapolis where he served as the banking center sales manager since 2007. He was responsible for the sales and daily operations of two banking centers where he served as coach, team leader, and sales manager. He also worked for Union Federal Bank in Noblesville where he managed the daily operations of the banking center.
His financial background includes working as the operations manager for Preferred Financial Solutions in the Indianapolis area. He is a certified mortgage lender and has his Indiana Real Estate Salesperson license.
Kelham has a marketing degree from Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and his wife have two children and live in Fishers.
Working with Kelham at the new Fishers, Indiana banking center is Stacy Marsh. Marsh joins Salin Bank from Huntington Bank where she worked for more than 25 years in several positions including personal banker and branch manager.
Marsh has her Indiana life and health insurance license. Marsh attended Ball State University and is a graduate of Carmel High School. Marsh and her husband have two children and live in Carmel.
December 18, 2012
Salin Bank Celebrates the Career of Long-Time Kokomo Banker
After More Than 39 Years in Banking, Bob Massey is Retiring
Kokomo & Logansport, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Bob Massey, Community President for the Kokomo & Logansport Indiana markets, will retire December 31, 2012. Massey, a veteran banker, has worked for Salin Bank for 22 years.
Massey, 61, joined Salin Bank in1991 as a senior vice president and became the community president in 1998. His contributions to Salin Bank and the Kokomo and Logansport communities impacted hundreds of businesses and individuals over his impressive career. He is credited with growing the bank’s market assets to more than $91 million.
“The thing I will miss the most are my clients,” said Massey, “Some of them have been with me for more than 30 years. They have followed me whenever I changed banks. I will miss all my friends and clients at Salin Bank. I am grateful to have spent more than 20 years with this great bank.”
"On behalf of Salin Bank's board of directors and executive team, I would like to recognize Bob’s significant leadership over a challenging period for both the bank and the industry. He is a leader within the communities he has served, and Bob will be greatly missed,” said Bill Salin, II, President & Chief Executive Officer.
An extremely active member of the community, Massey has served as a board member and volunteer for a variety of organizations, including the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation, the Kokomo/Howard County Development Corporation, the Kokomo Downtown Association, as well as the local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.
Massey plans to get in as much fishing and hunting as he can in the years ahead. He also plans to spend more time with his wife and do things they enjoy together.
Salin Bank will honor Massey at a bank open house at its Kokomo Downtown Banking Center (112 S. Washington St.) on Friday, December 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
December 10, 2012
Salin Bank Says Goodbye to One of Indiana’s First Female Community Presidents
Long-Time Community Leader and Trail Blazer Linda Behrman to Retire;
Scott Ballard Named as Successor
Columbus, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank today announced that Linda Behrman, Community President for the Columbus, Indiana market will retire effective December 14, 2012. Behrman, will continue as needed to assist commercial business clients as their portfolios are transitioned to her successor, Scott Ballard. Behrman will retire after more than 38 years in banking. She became one of the first female Indiana community bank presidents when she was promoted in 1994.
Behrman, 63, joined the Columbus Bank and Trust Company in 1974. Salin Bank acquired the Columbus Bank and Trust Company ten years later. Her contributions to Salin Bank and the Columbus community are paramount as she grew the bank’s market assets to more than $44 million.
“I have enjoyed being my clients banker and providing them the opportunities to purchase automobiles, provide college funding, purchase their first home and provide business opportunities for my commercial clients,” Behrman said, “I will miss all my staff and clients.” "I am grateful to have spent nearly 40 years with this great company, and deeply honored to have had the opportunity to lead the Columbus market for the last 19 years. I am very proud of what my Salin Bank colleagues have accomplished together during a time of both successes and challenges," said Behrman.
"I believe that 2012 is the right time for me to retire,” Behrman said, “First, the bank has thrived over the past couple of years, exceeding my expectations. The bank is operationally very sound and positioned for continued success. Second, now that Scott Ballard has been named as my successor, it gives me great confidence about Salin Bank’s future success.”
"On behalf of Salin Bank's board of directors and executive team, I would like to recognize Linda’s significant leadership over a challenging period for both the bank and the industry. She has been seen as a leader among her peers for many years, and Linda will be greatly missed,” said Bill Salin II, President & Chief Executive Officer.
Behrman’s community service is immense as she has been on boards and committees with the following organizations: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rotary, March of Dimes, United Way, The Heritage Fund, and the Economic Development-Governance Committee. She has received the Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award, CEDC’s Special Service Award, the Chairman’s Award for the National Association of Bank Women and the 2006 Richard Johnson March of Dimes Leadership Award. Behrman is also a graduate of Leadership Bartholomew County.
Salin Bank will honor Behrman at a bank open house at its Columbus Downtown Banking Center (655 Third Street) on Friday, December 14th from noon to 3:00 p.m. November 15, 2012
November 15, 2012
Salin Bank Donates Building to Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.
The $120,000 Gift Will Help Provide Comprehensive Clinical Consultation and Treatment for People with Emotional, Mental, Behavioral, and Substance Abuse Problems.
Marion, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce the donation of a building in Marion, Indiana to Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. The total gift of $120,000 was formally presented to the mental health organization during a ceremony yesterday in front of the building.
The 3,441 square foot building located at 3010 South Adams Street on Marion’s south side, was originally built in 1966. Salin Bank had been using the building as a bank branch before closing that location in 2009 and consolidating its business at its two other Marion locations and its Gas City banking center.
“We are excited to be able to give this building to Grant-Blackford Mental Health,” said Andy Yergler, Salin Bank’s Community President, “This is a wonderful example of what can happen in the partnership between the public sector and the private sector.”
"This is really a generous and thoughtful donation that’s going to have an important impact on the work we do in and around Marion,” said Paul Kuczora, President and CEO of Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.“
The final transfer of the building to Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. took place on November 9, 2012 when Salin Bank and Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. closed on the property. Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. plans to renovate the building before moving into the structure in early 2013. "We plan on using this building as an opportunity for further separation of children and family services from adult services. It will allow us to provide environments better suited to each." Kuczora said.
About Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.
Grant-Blackford, a not-for-profit corporation DBA Cornerstone Behavioral Health Center, Milestone Addiction Services, and Hester Hollis Concern Center, is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors. It provides mental health and substance abuse services to persons of all ages primarily in Grant and Blackford counties. The Center operates 16 properties in a two-county area and serves a range of ages from preschoolers in their homes to psychogeriatric clients in long term care. The Center also has its own freestanding inpatient unit. Grant-Blackford has operated its flagship "Cornerstone Behavioral Health" site over 35 years, with a longer outpatient history.
October 29, 2012
Brooks Diller Joins Salin Bank’s Commercial Banking Team in the Fort Wayne Market
Fort Wayne, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Brooks Diller has joined Salin Bank as a new Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking. Diller will serve the banking needs of commercial businesses in Allen County and the surrounding markets.
Diller, a Fort Wayne native, has enjoyed a long and successful career in banking and commercial lending. Most recently Diller spent almost a decade with Fifth Third Bank where he was responsible for directing and administering the distribution of credit and deposit services to business customers. He also has extensive experience in analyzing business financials, market conditions specific to business clients, and risk tolerance in order to help business with their credit decisions.
Diller received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne and his Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
“Brooks brings an in-depth knowledge of banking, as well as extensive credit and business development skills to the Salin team,” said Andy Yergler, Fort Wayne Community President. “We’re excited to have him as part of our team.”
October 29, 2012
Jason Schroer Joins Salin Bank’s Commercial Banking Team in the Columbus Market
Columbus, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Jason Schroer has joined Salin Bank as a new Assistant Vice President, Commercial and Agricultural Banker. Schroer will serve the banking needs of commercial and agricultural companies in Columbus and the surrounding markets.
Schroer, a Columbus native, has enjoyed a long and successful career in banking with a focus on agricultural lending. He understands the needs of businesses as he has spent the past five years with the Tipton Lakes Community Association where he was the chief executive of the premier residential lake community. He also has extensive experience in analyzing business financial statements and market conditions specific to commercial and agricultural clients from his past experience with Fifth Third Bank where he served as a Business Banking Officer. He also worked for First Financial Bank (f/k/a Heritage Community Bank), Columbus Indiana.
Schroer received his Bachelor of Science degree of Agriculture from Purdue University where his major was Agricultural Economics. He is a graduate of the Midwest Ag Banking School through the Indiana Bankers Association.
“Jason brings an in-depth knowledge of lending for the farming community, as well as extensive credit and business development skills to the Salin team,” said Scott Ballard, Columbus Community President. “We’re excited to have him as part of our team.”
October 15, 2012
Salin Bank first in its market to bring longer banking hours to more locations
through NCR Interactive Teller
Bank to begin largest installation to date of NCR’s unique ATM-based interactive video technology
Indianapolis, Indiana — Salin Bank’s tellers will be staying open for business longer and reaching their customers at their convenience, even though the bank branches’ doors are locked. The family owned bank, which serves customers in northern and central Indiana, will begin the largest installation to date of NCR (NYSE: NCR) Interactive Teller.
The new video-based interactive technology allows customers to conduct transactions and receive banking services with a live, centrally based teller, who has complete control of the Interactive Teller machine. The simultaneous video and audio connection can help customers complete 95 percent of the teller services that can be done inside a branch. NCR Interactive Teller will allow Salin Bank to offer teller services well beyond traditional branch hours; tellers will be available on Interactive Teller until 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Using the ability to instantly deploy tellers to meet customer demand over the existing ATM network, Salin Bank will install Interactive Teller in the drive-through lane at most of its branch network for extended service hours and more personalized service. The bank also will install units in branch lobbies to help decrease wait times during busy branch hours, and several more units in new locations in order to reach underserved areas.
“NCR is at the forefront of the future of branch banking,” said Bill Salin, president and chief executive officer, Salin Bank. “We’re always exploring new ideas to help our customers, and we wanted to offer our clients longer hours and more locations – but without losing that personal touch. When we saw this technology in action, we knew this would be a winning combination for our customers, our employees and our business.”
Beyond talking to a teller, Interactive Teller offers more services than can be conducted on an ATM or other self-service devices. For instance, customers can complete secure transactions without using a traditional ATM card and the remote tellers can override standard ATM rules for daily cash withdrawal limits.
“The efficiency and security created through the centralization of tellers enables Salin Bank to transform their branch locations into more effective service and sales environments,” said Michael O’Laughlin, senior vice president, NCR Financial Services. “Interactive Teller lets Salin Bank offer access to teller services during non-traditional banking hours and provide full teller services in areas not served by branches, all while taking advantage of the advanced features of NCR ATM’s such as intelligent deposit, bill pay, new account openings and loan initiation.”
NCR began the first installations of Interactive Teller in March 2012, in partnership with uGenius Technologies – a Utah-based pioneer in video banking solutions. Salin Bank is working with QSI, Inc., on the purchase, installation and servicing of Interactive Teller. QSI has been an NCR solutions partner for more than a decade.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. NCR and Salin are trademarks of NCR Corporation and Salin Bank in the United States and other countries.
September 26, 2012
Scott Ballard Named Salin Bank’s New Columbus Market President
Columbus, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that veteran finance professional Scott Ballard is its new Market President for Columbus.
Ballard, a Columbus resident, has enjoyed a long and successful career in community banking and commercial lending. Most recently, Ballard was the Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, for Indiana Bank & Trust Company in Columbus. His experience also includes senior positions with Old National Bank, Citizens Bank of Central Indiana and Home Federal Savings Bank.
Ballard achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He currently serves on the Financial Committee at Housing Partnerships, Inc is a member of the Operations Board at St. Peters Lutheran Church and the Booster Board at Columbus North High School.
“Scott brings an in-depth knowledge of the Columbus area, as well as extensive credit and business development skills to the Salin team,” said John Christy, Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking. “We’re excited that he’ll be heading up this market, and look forward to what we can accomplish together.”
August 28, 2012
Salin Bank’s Genan Kirby Named Five Star Wealth Manager
Kirby One of Select Few to Receive the Prestigious 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager Award
Indianapolis, Indiana – Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Genan Kirby has been awarded the 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager Award.
According to Five Star Professional, selections for this award are based on a rigorous research process that included a regulatory and consumer complaint review and an evaluation of objective criteria associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Fewer than seven percent of wealth managers achieve this level of recognition.
The Five Star program, now entering its seventh year, is the largest and most widely published wealth manager award program in North America. As part of the research process for the 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager program, firms and peers nominate award candidates. Award candidates are evaluated against 10 objective criteria to determine the 2012 Five Star Wealth Managers in more than 40 major markets. The 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager award process includes:
• Nominations by peers and firms: Wealth managers, including financial planners and advisors, CPAs and estate planning attorneys, are nominated by their firm or a peer to be considered for the Five Star Wealth Manager award. Self-nominations are not accepted.
• Objective selection process for nominated wealth managers: Award candidates are evaluated against 10 objective criteria such as client retention rates, client assets administered and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. No more than seven percent of the wealth managers in a market receive the Five Star award.
• Regulatory and consumer complaint process: Feedback from consumer surveys will augment a regulatory history review.
• Firm review: Firms will have the option to provide input on nominees from their firm, regardless of nomination source.
Kirby has more than 25 years of banking and investment experience. She is responsible for Trust and Investment Business Development, Investments and Financial Services at Salin Bank. She graduated from Indiana University and has received a series 7 licensed Investment Advisor.
Kirby has helped to run several large 401k plans, managed a large portfolio of clients and their assets. She has enjoyed a lengthy tenure in assisting clients in planning for retirement, transitioning their businesses and transferring wealth from one generation to the next.
She works with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). She has also spent some of her free time volunteering for Junior Achievement’s "Exchange City" program and teaching JA’s Financial Literacy course for elementary school children. In addition, Kirby has been an Executive Board Member of a local not-for-profit, is a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association-North Group and currently sits on the Riverview Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropy Council.
August 13, 2012
Salin Bank Beefs Up its Commercial Lending Efforts
Eight New Commercial and Business Bankers Hired to Help Small and Mid-Size Companies Grow
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce that it has hired two commercial bankers and assigned six small business bankers throughout Indiana to support small and midsize businesses.
"Today, we’re proud to announce that small businesses in Indiana will have access to a new level of skill and knowledge to help them grow and thrive," said Bill Salin, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board. “By working closely with one of our commercial or business bankers, small and midsize businesses will have more tools to help them better manage their cash flow so they can run their businesses more efficiently."
The conscious decision to expand the commercial and business banking teams began with the addition of John Christy, Executive Vice President, and Director of Commercial Banking. “We are excited about the high energy and dedication to Indiana businesses that John has brought to the table,” said Salin. “Through a relationship with Salin Bank’s commercial and business bankers, clients will have more local access to business expertise and a dedicated resource who understands their business and their need to grow."
Both Salin business and commercial bankers will consult with business owners and help them understand solutions to assist with all facets of their operations including deposit, credit and cash management needs.
Salin Bank has seen growing demand by businesses to work with a locally-owned community bank where decisions are made quickly right here in Indiana.
There are more than 451,437 small businesses in Indiana, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Salin Bank is hoping to encourage additional hiring as the bank loans money to these businesses for capital improvements, expansions, inventory distribution, product line expansion and additional growth. In 2011, Salin Bank loaned $23,300,632 in new originations to small business, a 92% increase over 2010. Salin Bank is planning to double this lending activity in 2012.
June 11, 2012
Salin Bank Launches New Online Account Opening Capability
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce the availability for Indiana residents to open new accounts online. Salin Bank partnered with Andera, the #1 provider of online customer acquisition solutions for the financial services industry.
Salin Bank’s goal for introducing online account opening technologies is to maintain its commitment to offering competitive and distinctive products to its clients. Because Salin Bank is a family-owned community bank, it strives to meet the growing demands of busy families and businesses by offering the ability to open accounts around the clock.
Initially individuals will be able to open the following accounts online: Checking, Savings and Certificates of Deposit. In the near future, the online service will expand to include business accounts and additional Salin Bank products and services.
“Many Hoosiers are looking for a local bank that isn’t part of a huge publicly traded financial institution,” said Robin Walker, Salin Bank Executive Vice President, “We want to offer this great service to the families and business clients we serve and expand our footprint throughout Indiana.”
Salin Bank’s new online account opening process integrates the entire process of opening and funding an account in approximately 10 minutes. The new online account opening offers a simple and convenient way for customers to open an account without taking time out of their demanding schedules.
Andera’s online solution brings the entire account opening process together in one place and permits Salin Bank to offer the highest levels of service to its future customers. The online account opening process eliminates the use of paper, allows the applicant to review the application prior to submission for accuracy of information and provides a real time confirmation response. This further emphasizes the safe and hassle-free products and services Salin Bank offers.
Andera is the leading provider of online account opening and funding solutions for retail financial institutions. They are dedicated to helping banks and credit unions use the Web as an instrument for sales and growth, Andera offers a variety of integrated products and services for automated online account opening, funding, customer acquisition, and cross-selling. Andera is headquartered in Providence, R.I.
May 29, 2012
Salin Bank Announces the Addition of Two New Central Indiana Commercial Bankers
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce the addition of two new commercial bankers. The new employees include: Gordon Castetter, and Lea Kelley. All three will be focusing on helping central Indiana businesses grow.
Gordon Castetter joined the Salin Bank team as Vice President, Commercial Banking. He has more than 22 years of broad-based transaction experience in banking and corporate finance. Before joining the Salin team, Gordon was founder and Managing Director of Maxus Corporate Finance. In addition to being actively involved on advisory boards for private companies, his career includes positions as Vice President in business and corporate banking with PNC, Huntington Bank, and JP Morgan Chase. His experience helps him serve clients in the areas of strategic advisory, and capital structuring in an array of industries.
Lea Kelley joined the Salin Bank team as Vice President, Business Development Officer. She worked in retail and business banking for more than nine years before coming to Salin. Lea is knowledgeable in lending because of her previous position working with Indiana companies at two large, regional banks. As Vice President, Business Development Officer, Lea will be meeting with local business owners to help them achieve their financial goals.
“On behalf of Salin Bank, we would like to welcome these new officers to the organization and know that they will serve our clients well,” said Salin Bank's Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking.
April 30, 2012
Rick Gardner Joins Salin Bank in Downtown Columbus as Mortgage Consultant
Columbus, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Rick Gardner has joined the team as a Mortgage Consultant for Columbus, Indiana.
“As a mortgage professional, Rick utilizes a consultative approach which allows his clients to make informed decisions that are tailored to their goals,” said Tom Lannan, VP and Sales Manager of Mortgage Division. “This approach makes it easy for families to understand their options and make the choice that best fits their personal circumstance. Rick will serve Columbus, Bartholomew County and other surrounding communities.
Before joining Salin Bank, Rick was a Real Estate Sales Agent, at Century 21 Breeden Realtors in Columbus. As a residential agent Rick earned many awards for production, customer service and most recently was selected as the 2010 Columbus Board of Realtors “Realtor of the Year”. Rick received an Associated Degree at IVTC in Columbus where he majored in Business Management.
Rick’s volunteer efforts has included the Boy Scouts of America, the Columbus Board of Realtors where he served on many committees, Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Visitor’s Center, the Columbus Cheer Fund, and the Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Rick is currently a six year member of one of the local chapters Business Network International (BNI) and has served in many leadership capacities within the chapter.
March 1, 2012
Salin Bank Announces Promotions
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce the following promotions:
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Chuck Gearhart has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Retail Sales Manager. He began his career with Salin Bank in June 2006 as an Assistant Vice President, Regional Sales Manager. He was promoted to Vice President, Regional Sales Manager in June 2009.
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Andy Rummel has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Bank Sales Officer for the Lafayette and Carroll County Markets. Andy began his career with Salin Bank in May 2004 as a Career Associate. In June 2009, he was promoted to Bank Sales Manager for Lafayette Downtown. In December 2009, Andy was promoted to Bank Sales Officer. In October 2010, he was promoted to Bank Sales Officer for Lafayette Downtown and the Braddock banking centers and in June 2011 he took on the additional responsibilities of all of the Lafayette Banking centers. In this new role, Andy will also have responsibility for the Flora, Delphi and Burlington banking centers.
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Jonathan Elkins will be taking on additional responsibilities in the Bank Sales Officer role. Jonathan will now have responsibility for the West Lafayette and Creasy Lane banking centers. Jonathan began his career with Salin Bank in September 2007 as a Management Trainee. In November 2007, he was promoted to Bank Sales Manager at the West Lafayette banking center. In December 2009, Jonathan was promoted to Bank Sales Officer.
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Krystal Thompson will be taking on additional responsibilities in the Bank Sales Officer role. Krystal will now have responsibility for all banking centers in Fort Wayne. Krystal began her career with Salin Bank in October 2005 as an Assistant Bank Manager. In August 2007, she was promoted to Bank Sales Manager. In December 2009, Krystal was promoted to Bank Sales Officer for Fort Wayne Downtown.
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Chris Buchs has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer at the Dupont banking center. He began his career with Salin Bank in May 2005 as a Personal Banker. In 2006 he was promoted to Assistant Manager. In February 2010 he was promoted to Management Trainee for the North Region and in June 2010 he moved into the Bank Sales Manager role.
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Justin Libey has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development Officer. In this new role, his responsibilities include business development for retail deposits and loans, mortgage referrals, wealth management referrals, and commercial referrals. He began his career with Salin Bank in November 2005 as a Management Trainee. In January 2006 he was promoted to Bank Sales Manager. In December 2009 he was promoted to Bank Sales Officer at our Georgetown banking center.
Salin Bank is pleased to announce that Erica Puck has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development Officer reporting to Chuck Gearhart. In this new role, her responsibilities include business development for retail deposits and loans, mortgage referrals, wealth management referrals, and commercial referrals. She began her career with Salin Bank in October 2006 as a Career Associate in Credit Administration. In September 2007 she was promoted to Private Banker. In December 2009 she was promoted to Commercial Banking Officer and in March 2011 she was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer.
November 21, 2011
Delphi’s Sandy Flora Joins Salin Bank in Downtown Logansport as Mortgage Consultant
Logansport, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Sandy Flora has joined the team as a Mortgage Consultant for Logansport, Cass and Carroll Counties.
Before joining Salin, Flora owned and managed Carroll Co. Abstract and Title in Delphi for nearly 10 years. Her experience also includes management responsibilities with Tippecanoe Title Services, which served both Delphi and Lafayette.
As a Mortgage Consultant, Flora will utilize her extensive knowledge of the local community, as well as her mortgage lending expertise, to build relationships with Realtors, builders and developers. She will be the primary contact for customers regarding individual loans, and will assist borrowers with everything from counseling to completing loan documentation.
“Sandy’s knowledge of this part of the state will be invaluable,” said Tom Lannan, Vice President and Sales Manager of Mortgage Division. “Our customers will feel comfortable with her right away, knowing that she’s one of their neighbors. We’re excited to have Sandy join our team of mortgage professionals and look forward to what the future holds with her on board.”
October 3, 2011
Salin Bank Donates Much Needed Property to Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County
$21,500 Gift Will Help Two Families in Hamilton County
Carmel, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce the donation of two Carmel, Indiana lots to Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County. The lots are located in the Homeplace neighborhood on the city’s south side on East 104th Street.
“This kind of property in Carmel is hard to find,” said Rhett Cecil, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County, “First, we need a community that will be supportive of a Habitat for Humanity home and the homeowners who will live there, and second, to keep construction costs low, we need all of the utilities ready to go.”
“This is a major gift to the community, to Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County and to the families that will ultimately live in these homes,” said Cecil. “People hear ‘Carmel’ and they don’t think there are hard-working, low income families living here—well, we have hard-working, low-income Hoosier families living here, and these silent citizens are in desperate need of help.”
“We are pleased to help Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County with this gift and hope that we can continue to be an important part of the Carmel community in the future,” said Bill Salin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Salin Bank & Trust Company. Salin Bank has been a partner with Habitat for Humanity for more than two decades in communities throughout Indiana. The Bank has provided Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County a gift of property valued at $21,500 and Salin Bank employees will be volunteering to help build the new home when Habitat breaks ground next spring.
Nathan Weis of McGinnis Design Group has been chosen to design the Brownstone style homes and the community has responded favorably to the proposed addition. The multi-family homes are being built on the two donated lots as part of Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County’s effort to eliminate substandard housing and provide simple, decent affordable housing built in partnership with homeowners, volunteers and sponsors.
The new home in Homeplace will add to more than 54 Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County houses built in Hamilton County since its inception in 1990.
Groundbreaking for the new multi-family house is set for April 6, 2012.
About Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization that is dedicated to working in partnership with hard-working, low-income families in Hamilton County under the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in safety and dignity. With its affiliate office located in Westfield, a strong Board of Directors and a host of willing partners and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County continues its quest to eliminate sub-standard housing across the county, one family at a time. Having recently completed building its 54th home in Hamilton County, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County encourages everyone to help build hope, build dreams and build lives!
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 500,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than two million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.
June 1, 2011
Salin Bank Plants Seed for Logansport’s Farmer’s Market
Donation of Downtown Property Gives Local Farmer’s Market a Permanent Home
Logansport, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce the donation of property to the city of Logansport. The property, located on the 400 block of East Market Street, will be the permanent home of the Logansport Farmer’s Market. The property has a value of more than $85,000 and is located across the street from the downtown Salin Banking Center.
“Once again, we are pleased to support the Logansport community with the donation of this property,” said Bill Salin, Chief Executive for Salin Bank. “One of our goals continues to be supporting the communities we serve—and this gift to the City of Logansport and its residents will benefit the community for generations to come.”
Salin Bank employees will be on hand Thursday, June 2, 2011, to present the Farmer’s Market with a new sign. Reusable grocery bags will be given out in celebration of the Farmer’s Market opening day.
“We are so excited to be a part of the Farmer’s Market in this special way. It is wonderful to give back to Logansport in a way that will positively impact so many people,” said Logansport banking center manager, Angie Berry.
Salin Bank is also donating a new professionally-built sign for the Farmer’s Market. The sign will go to the city for approval before it can be installed.
May 31, 2011
Salin Bank Named MAXI Award Winner
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce the bank has won a MAXI Award at the Mega Conference of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) on May 25 in downtown Indianapolis. MAXI Awards are presented annually to IBA-member institutions to recognize bank marketing excellence in Indiana. Salin Bank won the in the category of Website – Social Media.
Awards were given in 11 categories within three different tiers. Salin Bank fell in the top tier as a bank with assets of more than $500 million. Salin Bank won a MAXI Award in the Website - Social Media category which focused on the Bank's work in revamping the Salin Bank Website (located at www.salin.com) and improving its search engine optimization (SEO).
The bank’s Website is dedicated to keeping clients up-to-date on community events, bank related products and the crewmembers who deliver them.
The MAXI Awards recognize excellence in bank marketing and advertising throughout the state of Indiana. The competition was coordinated by the Indiana Bankers Association, in cooperation with the Indiana Chapter of the ABA Marketing Network. For more information on the MAXI Awards and the Indiana Bankers Association please visit www.indianabankers.org.
About Indiana Bankers Association
The IBA, established in 1897, provides legislative services, communication tools, professional development opportunities, and products and services to the Indiana banking community.
May 24, 2011
Salin Bank Named Five Star Member
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank was recognized as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) at the IBA Mega Conference on May 24 in downtown Indianapolis.
Salin Bank earned the award in recognition of its commitment to the Indiana Banker's Association (IBA) in the areas of political awareness, issue advocacy, life-long learning, volunteerism and Preferred Service Provider utilization.
The IBA works collectively to improve the business environment for banking to a far greater extent than any single institution could accomplish on its own. The success of this endeavor is wholly dependent upon the support and participation of each member institution. Membership is much more than simply the payment of dues. The association as a whole benefits when individual member participation is maximized.
The Five Star Member Program recognizes those IBA members who exemplify this spirit by having made an outstanding commitment in five designated areas.
Political Awareness - A Five Star Member will be an Indiana BANKPAC Fair Share Supporter for the most recently completed campaign year. Your Fair Share Goal and contribution amount are indicated on the report.
Issue Advocacy - A Five Star Member will have a minimum of five documented grassroots contacts and will have been represented by at least one director, officer or employee at a designated grassroots event during the calendar year. Grassroots events include the Legislative Briefing and Reception, the Washington Visit, and Legislative Regional Meetings. Grassroots contacts can include letters, phone calls, personal visits, or the use of CapWiz for e-mail messages.
Life-Long Learning - A Five Star Member will have invested in IBA educational programs and products during the past year an amount equal to or greater than their membership dues.
Volunteerism - A Five Star Member will be represented by at least one director, officer or employee on an IBA committee or board.
PSP Utilization - A Five Star Member will have utilized at least three IBA Preferred Service Providers during the calendar year.
About Indiana Bankers Association
The IBA, established in 1897, provides legislative services, communication tools, professional development opportunities, and products and services to the Indiana banking community.
March 8, 2011
Salin Bank Beefs Up Its Wealth Management Division
New Employee Will Help Clients Protect and Grow Their Nest Eggs
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce the addition of a new employee for its Wealth Management division. The new team member will focus on developing trust and wealth management solutions for clients throughout central Indiana.
Genan Kirby, Vice President Retail Wealth Management
Genan comes to Salin Bank with more than 25 years of banking and investment experience. She is responsible for Trust and Investment Business Development, Investments and Financial Services. Genan previously spent two and one half years heading up Salin Bank’s Indianapolis Banking Center. Genan graduated from Indiana University. She works with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). She has also spent some of her free time volunteering for Junior Achievement’s "Exchange City" program and has been involved with a local high school "mentoring" program.
“We are excited about the addition Genan to the Salin Bank Wealth Management team,” said Catherine Borkowski, Senior Vice President, Manager of Wealth Management, “We are preparing as more clients look to protect and grow their portfolios in this turbulent economy.”
December 8, 2010
Salin Bank Announces Availability of E-statements, Mobile Banking
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is pleased to announce the launch of two new banking applications and tools for its clients.
The first application is the addition of E-statements. Designed as part of Salin Bank’s “green” initiative, E-statements will significantly reduce paper waste, as well as, offer added convenience for clients. To sign up for E-statements, clients may go to Salin Bank’s Web site www.salin.com.
Salin Bank also launched mobile banking, a service that will give clients the ability to conduct their banking with a cell phone or mobile device. To learn more, go to: www.salin.com/mobile.
“We are committed to investing in systems, technology and services that will deliver flexibility, convenience, and, most important, value to our clients,” says Robin Walker, Executive Vice President, Director of Administration & Retail Banking at Salin Bank. “E-statements and mobile banking are two examples of this commitment.”
The next online initiative at Salin Bank will be the addition of online account opening. This new functionality will help the bank increase customer acquisition, reduce cost, improve risk management and enhance the user experience. This new tool is a must-have for clients who prefer self-service options for opening accounts. The bank benefits from the operational efficiencies of leveraging its online channel as a sales and account-acquisition tool.
November 5, 2010
Salin Bank Celebrates the Opening of its Newest Drive Up Banking Center
The Marion Downtown Drive Up Sees Growing Volume
Marion, Indiana — Family owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce the grand opening of its newest drive thru banking center. Located on the corner of South Boots and West 3rd Streets in downtown Marion, Indiana, the new site is seeing increased daily use.
The new addition marks the continued presence of Salin Bank in the Marion community. The new facility includes two drive-thru lanes, an ATM and a night depository. The site complements its existing banking center on the square in downtown Marion as well as its nearby locations in northwest Marion and Gas City.
The $300,000 investment included a more than 1,000 square foot under roof banking center and new signage. Bowman Construction, a local contractor employed more than 20 workers to complete the project.
The first day the drive up was open; only five customers visited the new site. Already more than four dozen transactions are being performed daily at the new drive up. This shows a true need for the facility by clients who wanted a drive up ATM and easier bank access in downtown Marion.
September 8, 2010
Salin Bank Launches New Website
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is excited to announce the launch of their newly re-designed website, www.salin.com. This new website embraces the “sailing” theme that reinforces the family-owned bank’s name – pronounced “sail-in.”
Visitors to www.salin.com will find a refreshed homepage featuring financial products and services. The new branded background will help the community bank separate itself from large, out-of-state banks. The site’s configuration was changed from left-justified to centered allowing users to maximize wide-screen formats. New animated advertisements will help showcase new products and services—especially those with online applications and interactive forms.
A smaller login area gives the bank more landscape to enable the bank to market important new products and services. Search Engine Optimization was also used to help consumers find the Indiana-based financial institution’s website when using online search engines, such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.
A new “Government, Not for Profit & Healthcare” section was added under “Business Banking” to showcase Salin Bank’s strength in the not for profit arena. The Bank plans to continually invest in its website with new online applications and tools. Coming soon to the site, will be the addition of E-statements, which will reduce paper waste; mobile banking to give customers the ability to conduct their banking with a cell phone or mobile device; online account opening to allow customers to open an account and fund it without having to go to a branch; and enhanced bill pay services to provide customers with the most advanced flexibility in paying their monthly bills.
August 27, 2010
Salin Bank Breaks Ground on New Drive Up Banking Center
Community Bank to Invest More than A Quarter Million Dollars in Downtown Marion, Indiana
Marion, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is breaking ground for a full-service drive-up banking center in Marion, Indiana. The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for today, Friday, August 27, 2010 on the corner of South Boots and West 3rd Streets.
The construction of this location marks the continued presence of Salin Bank in the Marion community. The new facility will include three drive-thru lanes, an ATM and a night depository. The site will complement its existing banking center on the square in downtown Marion and its nearby banking centers in northwest Marion and Gas City.
Salin Bank’s CEO, Bill Salin II says, “Our investment in the Marion community shows we are committed to economic development now and in the years ahead. We are proud to be a part of this community and look forward to serving our clients with this beautiful addition.”
Bowman Construction, the local contractor, will employ more than 20 workers to complete the project. Officials say this drive up branch will give clients and ATM users easier bank access in downtown Marion. The more than 1,000 square foot under roof banking center is set to open in November 2010.
July 21, 2010
Salin Bank Announces Employee Promotions
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce
employee promotions throughout the state.
Amie Anderson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Human Resources. She joined the bank in August 2007. Amie is a graduate of Ball State University, the Graduate School of Banking Human Resources Program, and holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification. Amie also serves as Secretary for the HR Professional Development Association.
KayEllen Bauer has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer for our Kokomo Downtown Banking Center. KayEllen has been with the bank since August 1999. KayEllen attended Huntington University. She is an ambassador of the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce where she serves on the Chamber’s Membership Committee and the Women’s Business Council. In addition, KayEllen supports the American Cancer Society.
Angie Berry has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer for our Logansport Downtown and Eastgate Banking Centers. Angie has more than 16 years of banking experience. She attended Indiana University. Prior to returning to Salin Bank in May 2009, Angie was the Membership Director for the Logansport – Cass County Chamber of Commerce. She is active in Rotary, United Way, Reading Railroad and is an Ambassador for the Cass County Chamber of Commerce.
Jonathan Elkins has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer for our West Lafayette Banking Center. He is a graduate of Purdue University and has been with the bank since April 2007. Jonathan is active in the community through several organizations including Daybreak Rotary of Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Greater Lafayette Referral Network Chapter of Business Networking International.
Justin Libey has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer for our Georgetown Banking Center. He is a graduate of Manchester College and has been with the bank since November 2005. Justin is a member of the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club and will join the Board of Directors in July 2010.
Andy Rummel has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer for our Lafayette Downtown Banking Center. He is a graduate of Purdue University and has been with the bank since May 2004. Andy is active in Junior Achievement and a member of Tippy Connect.
Krystal Thompson has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer for our Fort Wayne Downtown Banking Center. She has over 7 years of banking experience and has been with Salin Bank since October 2005. Krystal is actively involved with the New Haven and Fort Wayne Chamber and a number of event planning committees.
Brandon Beck has been promoted to Bank Sales Manager for our Delphi Banking Center. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Planning and Investments from Ball State University. Brandon joined the bank in January 2009 as a Management Trainee for the North Region.
Amanda Champion has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer. Amanda will continue to manage the Dupont banking center. She began her career with Salin Bank in January 2009 as a Bank Sales Manager and brought with her 8 years of banking experience.
Andrea Hall has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer. Andrea will manage the Rocky Ford and Columbus Downtown banking centers. She began her career with Salin Bank in April 2007 as a Bank Sales Manager and brought with her 10 years of sales experience.
Rebecca Wilhelm has been promoted to Bank Sales Officer. Rebecca will continue to manage the Edinburgh banking center. She began her career with Salin Bank in June 1989. Most recently she has held the role of Assistant Bank Manager and was promoted to Bank Sales Manager in November 2008.
Brittany Diebolt has been promoted to Retail Office Manager. In this newly created role, Brittany will work in the capacity of an Assistant Manager for the Rocky Ford and Columbus Downtown banking centers. She began her career with Salin Bank in December 2005 as a Personal Banker. She was promoted in June 2007 to Management Trainee and in December 2007 to Bank Sales Manager. Most recently she has been working part-time in the Teller role and has just graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University Purdue University Columbus with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Indiana University.
Chris Buchs has moved into the role of Bank Sales Manager for the North Region. In this role, Chris will be responsible for achieving annual sales goals and managing banking center staff throughout the North Region to sell multiple profitable retail products to new and existing customers and provide maximum qualified referrals. He began his career with Salin Bank in May 2005 as a Personal Banker. In 2006 he was promoted to Assistant Manager.
Tyler Nickerson has been promoted to Bank Sales Manager for the South Region. Tyler will assist the region thru training, introducing new innovative products and services to the market and help participate in the efforts to exceed annual sales goals. Tyler began his carrier with Salin Bank in January 2008.
“These individuals bring with them years of banking and financial experience. And, on the Bank’s behalf, they are involved in community affairs and work for numerous social causes. We are proud to have them as part of the Salin Bank team,” said Bill Salin, II, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Salin Bank.
July 7, 2010
Salin Bank Board of Directors Approves Promotion of
Catherine Borkowski to Senior Vice President
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce that Catherine Borkowski has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Manager of Wealth Management.
Most recently, Catherine Borkowski served as Vice President and Trust Officer of Salin Bank & Trust Company. She is a former tax attorney for the Indiana Department of Revenue, Inheritance Tax Division. Borkowski has served as pro tempore judge for the Marion County Superior Court, Lawrence Township Division.
In this new role, Borkowski will have responsibility for directing the Wealth Management team as well as the overall direction of Wealth Management, including institutional, corporate, personal, custodial, and investments to ensure that financial objectives, goals, and institutional growth are met and in accordance with policies of the Board of Directors.
Borkowski is a member of the Indianapolis and Indiana State bar associations, Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis, and the Indiana Bankers Association, where she serves on a special task force to review proposed state legislation for trust and probate statutes.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to elevate Kate to this position of leadership at Salin Bank,” said Bill Salin CEO of Salin Bank, “She is knowledgeable regarding Indiana law in the creation of appropriate trusts and wealth management plans for Indiana residents and we are proud of the services she provides our customers.”
Borkowski received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from Indiana University. Kate actively volunteers with many organizations including Crestview Elementary School, Indiana State Police Camp, Riley Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics and the United Way. She has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Castleton since 1992.
March 15, 2010
Salin Foundation Community Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
Indianapolis, Indiana — Salin Bank is pleased to announce that the Salin Foundation Community Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.
Salin Foundation, Inc. established the program to assist high school seniors in select Indiana communities who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at any accredited institution of the student’s choice in the state of Indiana.
High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in the following Hoosier high schools can apply:
Columbus East High School, Columbus
Columbus North High School, Columbus
Delphi Community High School, Delphi
Edinburgh Community High School, Edinburgh
Carroll Consolidated School Corp., Flora
Snider High School, Fort Wayne
South Side High School, Fort Wayne
Mississinewa High School, Gas City
Kokomo High School, Kokomo
Jefferson High School, Lafayette
West Lafayette High School, Lafayette
Logansport Comm. High School, Logansport
Marion High School, Marion
Lewis/Cass Jr./Sr. High School, Walton
Last year, 15 students were chosen to receive scholarships of $1,500 each through this Salin initiative.
“We are committed to the communities where our banking centers are located and want to support the families who live there,” said Bill Salin II, Salin Bank’s chairman and CEO. “And the Community Scholarship Program is an example of that. We look forward to providing financial assistance to some very worthy students in Indiana, as they head to college in the fall.”
For more information about the scholarship program, and to obtain an application, please go to: http://www.salin.com/Scholarship.aspx. The deadline to apply is Apri1 1, 2010.
January 11, 2010
Salin Bank adds Ray Gusky as the New Executive Vice President—
Chief Financial Officer and Director of Risk Management
Indianapolis, Indiana — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce financial veteran Ray Gusky as their new Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Risk Management.
Gusky has enjoyed a long and successful career in both finance and risk management. His roots lie in the regulatory world, serving with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and the Office of Thrift Supervision. Most recently, he was a first vice president with Irwin Financial Corporation; prior to that, he was a senior vice president with Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis.
A Certified Public Accountant, Gusky achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the Indiana Society of CPAs.
In his new leadership role with Salin, Gusky will focus his efforts primarily on the Bank’s financial position as well as risk management.
“With 30 years of financial experience in both the public and private sectors, Ray has the skills needed for the Bank,” said CEO, Bill Salin. “He will ensure that Salin Bank continues to make the right decisions on behalf of our business and personal banking clients. We are pleased to have Ray on board.”
January 11, 2010
Todd White joins Salin Bank’s Lafayette Market as Mortgage Consultant
Lafayette, Indiana — Salin Bank is proud to announce Todd White has joined their team as a Mortgage Consultant. Based out of the Lafayette Downtown branch at 400 Main St., White will be responsible for mortgage activities at all four of the Salin Bank locations in the Lafayette area.
A longtime resident of Lafayette, White has been a Mortgage Originator since 2002. His professional experience includes positions with MainSource Bank, GMAC and Huntington Bank. White is active in the community as a youth basketball coach for Lafayette Christian School. White graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Management.
“Todd has extensive experience in our industry and in this community, in particular,” said Joseph Howarth, community president of Salin Bank. “With his significant Realtor and builder contacts, we’re certain that Todd will help us stay focused on the key areas of business development and customer service.”
August 24, 2009
Salin Bank Announces $20,000 Donation to Columbus Commons Bank will Support the Heritage Fund Drive to Improve Downtown Columbus
Columbus, Indiana — Salin Bank is proud to announce a $20,000 contribution to the Columbus, Indiana-based Heritage Fund for “A Cause in Common.” The multi-million dollar Commons project will be the flagship of the downtown area and is designed to include retail, dining and conference space. The Salin Bank donation will be paid over a two year period. The first installment was presented this week to the Heritage Fund—the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.
“We are excited to help support this important project,” said Salin Bank CEO, Bill Salin, II. “The Columbus downtown area features a wonderful mix of architecture with unique design elements, and we are pleased to continue in this tradition through the financial support of the Commons.”
The Commons investment in downtown Columbus is expected to be in excess of $18 million, with funds coming from the public and private sectors.
“We are committed to downtown Columbus,” said Linda Behrman, Community President for Salin Bank & Trust. “Support of the Commons project is a perfect way to show this commitment and to grow our community,” said Behrman.
Sherry Stark, President and CEO of Heritage Fund, added, “We are deeply grateful to our friends at Salin Bank for demonstrating once again their strong commitment to Columbus. This leadership gift is another example of Salin Bank’s role as a strong ally in our public-private partnership.”
Donors to “A Cause in Common” can send their gifts to Heritage Fund at 538 Franklin St., Columbus, IN 47201 or donate online at www.heritagefundbc.org.