First Merchants Bank announces promotions in Lakeshore region

First Merchants Bank announces promotions in Lakeshore region
By: First Merchants Bank Last Updated: July 8, 2020

Scott Steinwart has been appointed as Lakeshore‘s New Regional Chief Sales Officer. Scott will assume the responsibility of managing the existing team while continuing to leverage our commercial sales lines along with Consumer and Mortgage Lending, and with Treasury Management, plus Private Wealth and Private Banking. Scott has 32 years of commercial banking and was instrumental in Lakeshore’s Region success over the past 10 years.

Tom Ross has been appointed Market President, St. Joseph’s/Elkhart County. After only 3 years with First Merchants Bank, he has been identified as a leader in the South Bend Market. Tom has over 20 years as a commercial banker. Tom along with his leadership and experience plus being a lifetime resident of the area, he and his team will be positioned to expand upon our growth trends and success.

Dale S. Clapp is now the First Merchants Bank’s Regional President, for Lakeshore and Northwest Indiana. Over 30 plus years that Dale has worked with business owners plus living in the region he knows this region in and out. In 2013 he was serving as Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Manager at Citizens Bank when they merged with First Merchants Bank. Dale’s response, “I’m not here in this new position without the incredibly talented team we’ve built, and they are the reason we’ve enjoyed such great growth in the past several years. Between our people and the clients we serve, I get to learn from the best every day and it is an absolute honor to represent this team as their Regional President.”