Retirements

Longtime Indiana banking leader retires after 55 years at First Federal

Rochester, Ind.-based First Federal Founding Chair and President/CEO Dick Belcher has stepped down after 55 years of leading the organization.  Belcher oversaw the now-$515.4 million bank’s expansion to six branches in northern Indiana and its status as one of the leading mortgage lenders in the state.   The board of directors recently promoted the bank’s current … Read more

ChoiceOne board chair retiring later this month

“It has been a pleasure to work with Paul over the years,” said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. “I have enjoyed his friendship and business insight. Paul has guided ChoiceOne to strong growth and important milestones. We will miss his leadership and wise counsel.”  [Continue]

First Security Bank & Trust market president to retire

“Ron has always been committed to the community he works and lives in,” said Mark Miller, First Security president and chief lending officer. “It’s made evident by his community involvement and longevity as a volunteer for many organizations.”  [Continue]

IBA exec to retire

Indiana Bankers Association Executive Vice President Paul Freeman will retire Sept. 30 after nearly 35 years of service.  [Continue]