Indiana Bankers Association promotes 4 to leadership roles

The Indiana Bankers Association recently promoted four team members, including  Rod Lasley to chief operating officer; Josh Myers to vice president-member engagement; Dax Denton to chief policy officer; and Elizabeth DeHaven to education manager.


Lasley joined the IBA in 2009 as a member services representative. He was promoted to VP-products and services in 2012 and advanced to an executive VP position in 2016. He oversaw the successful launch of the IBA BankLEAD internship program and the formation of the IBA Leaders in Banking Excellence awards. Prior to his association work, Lasley worked in banking for 18 years, the last three as president and CEO of IBA member North Salem State Bank, where he served on the IBA board of directors and as president of the IBA Future Leadership Division. Lasley, who earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, was named the 2021 Association Professional of the Year by the Indiana Society of Association Executives.

Myers joined IBA in 2009 to provide administrative support to the Government Relations Team and was later the executive and government relations coordinator. In 2018, he was promoted to assistant VP-member engagement. Before joining the IBA, he was an intern with the Indiana State Senate Republican Caucus, legislative intern for Bose Public Affairs Group and field manager with the House Republican Campaign Committee. Myers graduated from Purdue University and the IBA Leadership Development Program. 


DeHaven, who joined IBA in 2014 as an education meeting coordinator, was in marketing and customer service in various retail operations before joining the IBA, including as a marketing manager with L.J. Stone Co. Inc., in Muncie, Ind.

Denton joined IBA as an assistant VP in 2008. Four years later, he was promoted to VP, and, in 2016, advanced to senior VP. He previously managed state relations for the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, prior to which he was deputy legislative director of the Association of Indiana Counties and a legislative intern with BoseTreacy Associates LLC. Denton serves on the board of governors for the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana and as chair of the membership committee. He was named the Indiana Society of Association Executives 2012 Association Professional of the Year. The following year, he won in the category of banking and financial services for the Best & Brightest awards, sponsored by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Inc.


An Indiana University graduate, Denton also graduated from the IBA Leadership Development Program and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.