Michael E. Schrage, CEO and Chairman of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Marie Mitchell as Branch Manager at Centier Bank’s Gary Downtown branch.
Mitchell joined Centier Bank in 2008 after working several years in the financial industry. Prior to working in banking, she served in customer-facing roles in the hospitality and nonprofit industries. She served as the branch manager at Centier’s Gary Glen Park branch since 2014 and Merrillville Strack and Van Til branch since 2021. Mitchell said the thing she enjoys most about being a banker is helping people.
“It is a pleasure to help guide someone on their financial journey and then celebrate with them when they have achieved their goals,” Mitchell said. “Hearing a client say, ‘I couldn’t have done this without you’ is the most rewarding part of my job.”
LaToya Goodwin, Regional Sales Manager at Centier Bank, said Mitchell’s leadership style is to empower her team to create exceptional service for the bank’s clients.
“Marie cares about her job, and that is reflected in all of her personal interactions and the interactions clients have with team members at the branch,” Goodwin said. “We have been lucky to have Marie in the Centier family for over 14 years and are so proud of her accomplishments.”
The Purdue University alumna serves as the secretary and board member for the New Ebenezer MBC and on the board of the Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville. She resides in East Chicago with her husband, Willie.