First Merchants president retiring

Michael Rechin, president and CEO of First Merchants in Muncie, Ind., will retire at the end of the year. He will remain on the board and as an advisor to First Merchants. [Continue]

Former ICBA chair passes away

Michigan banker Jim MacPhee passed away after a year-long battle with brain cancer at Rose Arbor Hospice in Michigan on earlier this month. [Continue]

Williams to lead Fidelity

Todd Williams has been named president of Fidelity Bank, Edina, Minn. He succeeds outgoing president Charles Mueller, who will continue as CEO. [Continue]

Community banker Lon Rylander dies

Longtime Minnesota community banker Lon Rylander passed away Sept. 9. Rylander had been CEO of First State Bank of Ashby, which became part of Alexandria-based Viking Bank in 2019.   [Continue]

Bank Midwest names president

Nicole Van Denabeele was named president of Bank Midwest, the Kansas City, Mo.-based division of NBH Bank. She replaces Whitney Bartelli, who held the role since 2015. [Continue]