German American Bancorp: the bank announces promotions
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February 10, 2022
German American Bank announces the promotions of Jay Baker, Michael Kern, Greg Cardinal and Rachel Levin to new leadership positions within the company.
Jay Baker was promoted to regional chairman serving Dubois, Knox, Daviess, Pike and Martin counties. He will lead the Financial Services team in their efforts to provide personalized financial solutions to businesses, individuals and families, backed by a commitment to customer service excellence.
Jay has been with German American Bank for 29 years, serving in both regional and retail divisional roles for the past 15 years. He received a finance degree from Western Illinois University in 1989 and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking in 2006. Jay is very active in community engagement and holds the position of treasurer of the board of directors of Dubois. Strong and the Optimist Club of Jasper. He is also a member of the planning committee for the Rally Point Events Red, White and Brauen music festival. In the past, he served as president of the Indiana Bankers Association’s Future Leadership Division and is a graduate of the Connect with Southern Indiana and Knox County Leadership programs.
“Jay has strong connections in Dubois, Knox, Daviess, Pike and Martin counties. He has in-depth knowledge of this market, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. He adheres to the German American Bank community model of providing the better financial services.” says Neil Dauby, President and CEO of German American Bancorp, Inc.
Greg Cardinal has been promoted to Market President to lead the commercial banking team serving Knox and Daviess counties. He has been involved in banking since 1988 and commercial and agricultural lending since 1996. Greg joined German American Bank in 2007, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Agricultural and Commercial Banking.
Greg earned his associate’s degree in business administration from the University of Vincennes in 1986 and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana State University in 1988. He later graduated from the National Commercial Lending School and received his Omega UBC/CLSB Credit Training Certificate. Greg is heavily involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, the Knox County Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Vincennes Community School Building Corporation, and the Knox County Community Foundation. He is a graduate of Knox County Leadership and is an integral part of the Knox County Ag Day program.
Michael Kern was promoted to Market President and Rachel Levin to Retail Manager, both serving Dubois, Pike and Martin counties. Michael will lead the commercial banking team and Rachel will lead the retail banking team.
Michael graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Finance. He is also a graduate of the Indiana Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking. He joined German American Bank in 2006 and has spent the past 32 years in the financial services industry. His experience includes loan servicing, mortgages, credit management and commercial lending. Michael is involved in many community organizations, serving as Chair of the Dubois Strong Business Loan Fund Application Committee, as President of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and as Treasurer of the Jasper Lions Club.
Rachel joined German American Bank in 2010 and has over 17 years of retail banking experience. She graduated from Purdue University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in public relations. Rachel is an Ambassador for the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, having previously served a 3-year term on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and as Chair of the Board in 2020. She is an active member of the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association serving as Treasurer for 10 years. year. Rachel is also a member of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home advisory board.
“I have worked with Michael, Greg and Rachel throughout my career at German American Bank and I am thrilled to see them excel in their expanded leadership roles,” said Jay Baker, regional president. “There are many companies that sell financial products and services, but what separates great companies are the people who provide those products and services. Michael, Greg and Rachel understand that people like to do business with people. , a concept and a mindset that are rooted in our German-American culture.”