German American announces 5 promotions

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JASPER — German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) has announced the promotions of five team members.  


Joe Dedman has been promoted to president and CEO of German American Insurance Inc. Dedman has been with the company since 2000 and has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of German American Insurance for seven years. During his tenure with German American Insurance, Dedman has been a member of the board of directors of the Pike County Economic Growth and Development Corporation, the Pike County Technology Center and Hoosier Voices for I-69. He 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 and Purple Aces Club.



Michael Kern has been promoted to regional senior vice president of commercial banking. Kern has more than 22 years of banking experience serving as an advisor to some of German American’s largest commercial loan customers and the medical profession. He is enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His studies focus on the management of strategic issues faced by banking executives and financial services industry professionals. Kern 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 and senior financial consultant within the Investment Services Division of German American Financial Advisors & Trust Company. Mattingly previously served as a vice president and financial consultant with the investment division of the company. He has received various recognitions as a top-producing financial advisor by the company’s Broker Dealer partners and recognized Hawaii this year by LPL Financial. Mattingly earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary professional designation earlier this year.





Dave Mitchell has been promoted to senior vice president and chief investment officer within the Trust Division of German American Financial Advisors & Trust Company. Mitchell, who joined German American in 2011 and has more than 25 years of trust experience, is responsible for overseeing the investment strategy of trust clients. He holds degrees in finance, economics and management from the University of Southern Indiana. Mitchell serves on the boards of directors for the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, the Evansville Association for the Blind and Vanderburgh Community Foundation and serves on the Community Foundation Alliance Investment Committee.





John Mundy has been promoted to regional vice president and financial center manager. Mundy has managed German American’s Huntingburg financial center for the past 16 years. Mundy serves on a variety of boards and committees, including 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,” stated Mark Schroeder, chairman of the board and CEO 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.”

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