Indiana’s State Bank hires Lafayette branch team


Brad Marley has joined State Bank in Brownsburg, Ind., as senior vice president of commercial banking to help lead its new Lafayette, Ind., office.

Marley has more than 30 years of banking experience, including 20 in community banking. He was president and CEO of Lafayette Community Bancorp for 13 years. During that time he helped successfully merge with Horizon Bank in 2017 and where he remained until joining State Bank.

State Bank also announced two other hires: Tony Albrecht as executive vice president and chief lending officer and Lafayette market president, a title he will retain for the time being, and Trula DeWald as vice president of retail and business development. The newly assembled three-person team boasts over 80 years of combined banking and local decision-making experience.

“Brad is a strong addition to our State Bank management and commercial banking team, joining Tony Albrecht to establish and grow our footprint,” said State Bank President and CEO Mike Baker. “We are fortunate to attract another top-level commercial banker with Brad’s breadth of experience and knowledge, which will serve as a real virtue for the future of our community bank.”

The Lafayette location, at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Concord Road, is currently being remodeled and will open in third quarter 2022 as a full-service branch.

“I am thrilled to join State Bank where our commitment to the customers and communities we serve is unmatched,” Marley said. “The motivation and values of the Bank certainly align with mine, and I look forward to helping grow relationships and deepen community support where the bank serves.”

Marley’s 30-year banking career includes numerous senior executive roles throughout the Lafayette/Tippecanoe County market, including 13 years as president and CEO of Lafayette Community Bank. He has a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and is a graduate of Purdue’s Indiana Agricultural Banking School and the Indiana Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School.

Marley currently serves on the West Lafayette Community School Corporate trustees board, West Lafayette Redevelopment Commission and the boards of Greater Lafayette Commerce, United Way of Greater Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Police Foundation.

The $643 million State Bank has nine branches in Boone and Hendricks counties on Indianapolis’ west side.