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January 26, 2014

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Community First Bank of Indiana announces promotions

Robb Blume, President of Community First Bank of Indiana, is pleased to announce the promotion of five bank employees.

Bob Hickman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking. Bob has been with Community First since 2003 and has over 26 years of experience in finance and commercial lending. He received his bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University. Bob is involved in numerous community organizations including the Family Services Association, Guardian Angels Hospice Foundation, Bona Vista Industries, Revolving Loan Fund, and the Community Foundation.

Kim LaFollette, Director of Marketing, has been promoted to Vice President. Kim has been with Community First for eight years and has over 15 years of banking experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Kokomo and serves as a board member for the Women’s Business Council, Greater Kokomo Downtown Association, Community Howard Regional Health Foundation, and the YMCA.

Lori McKean, Hoffer Street Branch Manager, has been promoted to Vice President. Lori has been with Community First since 2003 and has over 26 years of banking experience. She received her Branch Manager Certification from the Community Bankers Association and serves as the treasurer for the Howard County Home Builders Association.

Steve Specht has been promoted to Vice President and Collections Manager. Steve has been with Community First for four years and has over 26 years of lending and collection experience. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Ball State University and has spent 10 years of community outreach with Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Monica Gremelspacher has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller. Monica has been with Community First for five years and has 14 years of accounting experience. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Indiana University and is a CPA. Monica has been involved with the Western PTO serving as past treasurer.

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