(BEDFORD) - German American Bancorp, Inc. announces the promotions of five team members.
These promotions reflect the company's commitment to leadership development and the recognition of achievement and contributions to the company.
Joe Dedman has been promoted to President & Chief Executive Officer of German American Insurance, Inc. Joe,
who has served in various capacities with the Company since 2000, has served as Executive Vice President & Chief
Operating Officer of German American Insurance for the past 7 years. During his tenure with German American
Insurance, Joe's leadership and development of the company's insurance team built the agency into one of the
largest, premier insurance agencies in the state of Indiana. He is a member of the board of directors of the Pike
County Economic Growth & Development Corporation, the Pike County Technology Center, and Hoosier Voices for I-69. Joe also serves on the executive committee for the I-69 Evansville to Crane Innovation Corridor and has served
on many boards and committees at the University of Evansville, including the Alumni Board, Board of Trustees, andPurple Aces Club.
Michael Kern has been promoted to Regional Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking. Michael has over 22
years banking experience serving as a trusted advisor to some of our largest commercial loan customers as well as
an expert to the Medical profession. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. To earn this achievement of a higher level of education in banking, economics and leadership, Michael will attend classes for three summers at the University and participate in comprehensive study between the
summer sessions. The curriculum focuses on the management of strategic issues faced by banking executives and
financial services industry professionals. Michael is Chairman of the Dubois Strong Enterprise Loan Fund, President of DC Multisport, and Treasurer of the Dubois County Lions Club.
Gene Mattingly has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Senior Financial Consultant within the Investment
Services Division of German American Financial Advisors & Trust Company. Gene previously served as a Vice
President & Financial Consultant with the investment division of the company. He has consistently led the investment team in generated revenue and has received various recognitions as a top producing Financial Advisor by the company's Broker Dealer partners. His most recent recognition was in Hawaii of this year from LPL Financial. Gene's commitment to his craft and his clients is further displayed by achieving the AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) professional designation earlier this year...a unique designation he alone holds at German American Investment Services.
Dave Mitchell has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer within the Trust Division of
German American Financial Advisors & Trust Company. Dave, who joined German American in 2011 and has over
25 years of Trust experience, is responsible for overseeing the investment strategy of Trust clients to assist them
in achieving their individual goals. He holds degrees in Finance, Economics, and Management from the University
of Southern Indiana. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, the
Evansville Association for the Blind, Vanderburgh Community Foundation, and serves on the Community Foundation
Alliance Investment Committee.
John Mundy has been promoted to Regional Vice President & Financial Center Manager. John has managed our
Huntingburg financial center for the past 16 years. Under his leadership, that location has delivered consistent
loan and deposit growth. John is very engaged in the Huntingburg community and serves on a variety of boards and
committees, including but not limited to, the Stellar Community Development team, the Revolving Loan Committee,
and the Economic Development Committee of the City of Huntingburg.
"At German American, we believe it is important to invest in our people and encourage leadership development,"
states Mark Schroeder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of German American Bancorp. "Growing and enhancing our team of financial professionals ensures that we are able to offer customer service excellence as we strive to set higher standards in banking, insurance, investments and trust services."
German American Bancorp, Inc., is a NASDAQ-traded (symbol: GABC) financial services holding company based in Jasper, Indiana. German American, through its banking subsidiary German American Bancorp, operates 37 retail and commercial banking offices in 13 southern Indiana counties. The Company also owns a trust, brokerage, and financial planning subsidiary (German American Financial Advisors & Trust Company) and a full line property and casualty insurance agency (German American Insurance, Inc.).
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