Huntington alumnus chosen as president of bank

MARKLE, IN—The MarkleBank Board of Directors has announced that Greg Smitley has been chosen as the next president and CEO of MarkleBank effective Sept. 25.

Smitley replaces Travis Holdman who was recently named chairman of the Board of Independent Alliance Banks, Inc., MarkleBank’s holding company.

Smitley has 26 years of banking experience and is currently executive vice president and head of lending at Grabill Bank.

A 1980 graduate of Huntington University, Smitley majored in business administration with a minor in economics. He received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and was an honors graduate at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

He has been involved in a number of professional and civic activities. They include the Finance Committee of the Community Development Corporation, Indiana Bankers Association Government Relations and Commercial Lending Committees, Board of Advisors of the Graduate School of Banking, Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Business Alliance, Rotary International, and Junior Achievement. He also served on the Grabill Town Council and as Past President of the Grabill Chamber of Commerce, the Grabill Economic Development Commission, and the Grabill Park Board.

Smitley and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of three children. Patricia is a 1980 graduate from Huntington University with an associate’s degree in secretarial science. Lara is a junior at Huntington University; Lisa is a high school freshman, and Alex is deceased. They are active in the Grabill Missionary Church, and Smitley has held various positions at the church.

MarkleBank is a bank subsidiary of Independent Alliance Banks, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. MarkleBank currently operates seven full-service community banking centers, the main office in Markle, two offices in Bluffton, one in Warren, Huntington, Fort Wayne, and Van Buren. MarkleBank also offers investment and insurance services through a partnership with MarkleFinancial and MarkleInsurance.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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