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Meet Agribusiness Banker Angela Paxson

Angela Paxson has more than a decade of experience in agribusiness. It’s this experience, along with her education, and commitment to the agricultural community, that make Angela a valuable member of the First Bank of Berne team. She is a graduate of Jay County High School and Indiana Wesleyan University, where she studied business administration. Angela is an active member of her hometown community, serving as Vice President of the Jay County Farm Bureau Incorporated Board, member of the Jay County Purdue Extension Board, and 4-H volunteer.

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Meet Agribusiness Banker Brent Hickman

Brent Hickman is an active member of the community with a background in farming and animal husbandry. Brent is a graduate of Eastern High School and Purdue University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in animal agribusiness. Brent is involved in multiple community organizations and currently serves as the third Vice President of the Greentown Lions Club, Co-Chairman of the Howard County 4-H Fair Board Auction Committee, and as a member of the Howard County Farm Bureau Board.

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Corina Aguirre to be Kokomo Branch Manager

First Bank of Berne is proud to announce the appointment of Corina Aguirre as Manager of their Kokomo Branch.

Born in Chicago, Corina’s family moved to Tennessee where she received her Bachelor’s in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. She has had over 15 years of managerial and customer service experience. Corina worked 5 years for State Farm in Peru handling all lines of business including opening deposit accounts and loans.

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Wells County Business of the Year
First Bank of Berne was recently honored by the Wells County Chamber of Commerce at their annual awards banquet on Monday, January 30th. Chris Frauhiger of Bi-County Services presented the Business of the Year award to Kody Kumfer, First Bank of Berne Agribusiness Banker who accepted the award on behalf of the bank. 

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Erica Bennett to be Bluffton Branch Manager

First Bank of Berne is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Bennett as the new Bluffton Branch Manager.

Erica comes to First Bank of Berne with 8 ½ years of banking experience, including four years in a management position. Her biggest accomplishment has been helping her team members grow, and being able to offer exceptional customer service and financial advice. Erica has completed the Certified Branch Management Series through Indiana Bankers Association.

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Kevin Gould named Chief Financial Officer

First Bank of Berne is pleased to announce that Kevin Gould, Vice President and Controller at their Operations Center in Berne has been named Chief Financial Officer.

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Tanner McClain to be Mortgage originator in Bluffton and Portland

First Bank of Berne is pleased to announce that Tanner McClain has been hired as a full time residential mortgage originator for their Bluffton and Portland markets. She brings with her five years of banking and lending experience.

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Steve Bailey named new E-Banking Officer

First Bank of Berne is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Bailey as their new E-Banking Officer.

Steve graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Business, Graduate School of Banking at LSU, Cannon Trust School, and has an MBA from Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

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