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David Neeser Hired as Business Banker for MutualBank in Elkhart

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:00 am


ELKHART, INDIANA
– MutualBank announces the hiring of and welcomes David Neeser as Vice President and Business Banker. In his role, Neeser will work with the commercial customers of Elkhart and surrounding counties, ensuring they receive high quality service with their banking relationship.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to partner with the MutualBank team in Northern Indiana,” says Neeser. “I look forward to working with our clients and prospects, with the goal of Mutual success and long term relationships.” Neeser brings with him over twenty-six years of commercial lending experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Western Michigan University. Passionate about the community, Neeser serves on the Elkhart Chamber Business Recognition Committee and is involved with the Elkhart Morning Rotary. He is a MSA soccer coach and serves on the Northern Indiana Episcopal Diocese Building and Loan Committee.  In his spare time, Neeser enjoys alpine skiing, fishing, biking and spending time with his wife, Gretchen, and five children. You can meet Neeser by visiting the MutualBank Financial Center in Dunlap.  

MutualFirst Financial, Inc. is the parent company of MutualBank, an Indiana-based financial institution. The company has thirty full-service retail financial centers in Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Kosciusko, Randolph, St. Joseph and Wabash Counties in Indiana.  MutualBank also has two offices located in Carmel and Crawfordsville, Indiana specializing in wealth management and trust services and a loan origination office in New Buffalo, Michigan. MutualBank is a leading mortgage lender in each of the market areas it serves, and provides a full range of financial services including business banking, wealth management, trust services, investments and internet banking services.  The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “MFSF” and can be found on the internet at www.bankwithmutual.com.

Contact:  Jaime Faulkner, Communications Manager
Phone Number:  765-283-3506

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