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Our business bankers know what it takes for local businesses to succeed. That’s because they are local business professionals too, so they understand the challenges you face every day. Our lending experts are on hand to help with loans, financing options and lines of credit to help with expansion, development and other business opportunities.

Jenilee Bransteter
Jenilee Bransteter
Business Banking Manager

Jenilee Bransteter

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Jenilee Bransteter has been in banking for 15 years. She earned a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics from The Ohio State University before attending the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.

Jenilee was drawn to First Bank of Berne because she was looking for a career that allowed her to serve others. She says First Bank of Berne is a perfect fit. She enjoys the teamwork at First Bank of Berne.

As the business banking manager for Berne, Jenilee interacts daily with area business owners who she describes as the most driven and inventive people in our communities. She appreciates conversations with business owners regarding strategies, opportunities, and successes. She enjoys the opportunity to share her perspectives on financial ratios and key drivers of cash flow while offering services to support them in achieving their goals.

Jenilee lives in Ohio where she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Rockford United Methodist Church. She is also involved with the Berne Rotary Club in Berne.

“I feel First Bank of Berne is best positioned to serve the local community because our customers have more than one banker in their corner. Every employee-owner carries a dedication to improving the financial future of our customers. We work as a team.”

Jenilee joined First Bank of Berne in 2007.

Collin Affolder
Collin Affolder
Business Banker

Collin Affolder

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Collin Affolder has been with First Bank of Berne since 2018 and also interned at the bank throughout college. He attended South Adams High School before earning a degree in Accounting from Bethel University in Mishawaka. He currently sits on the board for Habitat for Humanity of Adams County and helps teach Junior Achievement for first graders.

Collin says his favorite thing about his job is the variety – each situation is different. He welcomes the opportunity to help a new business get started and see the hard work of a business owner come to fruition. At First Bank of Berne, Collin is able to offer the same technology and features that larger banks have, while also providing a personalized, small-town feel.

Away from work, Collin enjoys spending time with family and playing all types of sports.

Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Business Banker

Phil Goodwin

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A native of the Berne area, Phil Goodwin joined First Bank of Berne in 2013. He was originally drawn to banking because he wanted to help other people achieve their financial goals.

Phil loves his community and getting involved. A Volunteer Firefighter for the town of Berne, he has also served as chairman for the Swiss Days planning committee.

Phil says he’s proud to work for an organization that genuinely cares about the well-being of their employees and the community. His favorite part of his job is being able to help business owners find efficiencies and create more opportunities to grow their companies.

In his free time, you can find Phil spending time with his wife and son, on the golf course, or cooking for family and friends.

Randy Brinneman
Randy Brinneman
Business Banker

Randy Brinneman

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Randy Brinneman has been in banking for 15 years. He graduated from Bluffton High School, then earned a degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University Fort Wayne. He will soon graduate from the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.

Randy chose a career in banking because the wanted to help local businesses perform at their highest level. He says working with business owners and their staff is incredibly rewarding. Randy is a member of the Wells County Chamber Ambassadors and serves as an Administration and Finance Committee member for the First Presbyterian Church of Bluffton.

Randy believes First Bank of Berne is uniquely positioned to serve its local business communities because of the bank’s customer-centric model. “Business owners pour their lives into their companies and they want to know that we value their business, too. I believe First Bank of Berne’s path for growth is extremely bright.”

Away from work, Randy enjoys vacationing with his wife, children and extended family.

Jenilee Bransteter

Business Banking Manager,
Berne

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Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Business Banker,
Berne

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Collin Affolder

Collin Affolder

Business Banker,
Berne

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Randy Brinneman

Randy Brinneman

Business Banker,
Berne

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Kody Kumfer

Agribusiness Banker,
Bluffton

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