Positive outlook leads Indiana banker to president’s post

Lori Heath, president and CEO of The Farmer’s State Bank in Brookston, Ind., has harnessed the power of positive thinking to build a successful career in banking.

Not even a recent Monday-morning power outage at the bank can bring down the 2011 NorthWestern Financial Review Rising Star. She simply rolls up her sleeves and helps her staff fire up generators to run the computers so the bank can remain open despite a lack of air conditioning.

“No matter how frustrating things get, you can’t let them pull you under,” Heath said. “There’s nothing that bad. It . . .

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