Focused on our communities for over 130 years.

Our Story

Since 1884 Civista Bank has provided financial solutions to generations of Ohio businesses, families, and individuals.  We're committed to developing life-long relationships built on trust, expertise, and exceptional service.

As a $1.5 billion organization, our financial resources and commitment to be the community's trusted financial advisor enable us to serve the personal and business banking, mortgage, and wealth management needs of our community members.

We proudly support a variety of economic, educational, cultural, and health and human service initiatives within the communities we serve.  Through both monetary support and promoting employee volunteerism, Civista Bank is dedicated to making a difference.

While we've grown into new communities and changed our brand name along the way, we're proud to be the same bank with the same commitment to relationship banking focused on you.  Today, the bank operates 29 locations across 12 Ohio counties, including two loan production offices in Cuyahoga County.


Company Information

Civista Bank is the banking subsidiary of Civista Bancshares, Inc., a financial holding company with assets of approximately $1.5 billion headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio.  As a full-service financial institution, Civista serves the needs of consumer, business, mortgage, and wealth management customers.  Branches are located throughout Champaign, Crawford, Erie, Franklin, Huron, Logan, Madison, Montgomery, Ottawa, Richland, and Summit counties and two loan production offices in Cuyahoga County.

Mission Statement

To be the community's trusted financial advisor by developing generations of life-long relationships built on trust, expertise and exceptional service for all the financial needs of our customers.

Directors of Civista Bank

John O. Bacon
President & C.E.O.,
The Mack Iron Works Company

M. Patricia Oliver
Tucker Ellis LLP

Barry W. Boerger
Self-Employed Farmer

Dennis G. Shaffer
C.E.O. and President,
Civista Bank
C.E.O. and President,
Civista BancShres, Inc.

Thomas A. Depler
Poland, Depler & Shepherd Co., LPA
Harry Singer
President & C.E.O.,
Sandusco, Inc. and ICM Distributing Co., Inc.
Blythe A. Friedley
Friedley & Co. Agency, Inc.
J. William Springer
President & C.E.O.,
Industrial Nut Corporation
Allen R. Maurice
Wagner, Maurice & Davidson Co., LPA

Daniel J. White
International Business Consultant

James O. Miller
Civista Bank
Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Gerald B. Wurm
Wurm's Woodworking Co.

Dennis E. Murray Jr.
Murray and Murray Co., LPA

Directors Emeritus

James D. Heckelman
Dan-Mar Co., Inc.

David A. Voight
Former Chairman of the Board,
Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Allen R. Nickles
Of Counsel,
Payne, Nickles & Company



Officers of Civista Bank

Chairman of the Board

James O. Miller

C.E.O. and President 

Dennis G. Shaffer

Executive Vice President

Richard J. Dutton, Chief Operating Officer
James E. McGookey, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
Charles A. Parcher, Chief Lending Officer

Senior Vice President

Richard A. Bast, Information Systems Manager
John A. Betts, Risk Management Officer and Audit Liaison 

Douglas A. Greulich, Investment Officer & Cashier
Dennis J. Guerra, Commercial Lending
Donna M. Jaskolski, Customer Experience Officer
Lee A. Jordan, Business Development
Robert L. Katitus, Regional Market Executive

Debora A. Kline, Strategic Initiatives
John D. Lane, Special Assets Manager
Brenda R. Leal, Senior Operations Officer
Kristine G. Meinert, Retail Banking
Todd A. Michel, Controller
Michael J. Milchen, Senior Underwriting Officer
James L. Nabors II, Consumer/Mortgage Lending
Kay E. Sandusky, Commercial Lending
Paul J. Stark, Chief Credit Officer
Aaron R. Stephens, Regional Market Executive
Jarvis B. Woodson, Mortgage Lending


Vice President

Dale M. Bockhorst, Commercial Lender
James P. Castrigano, Commercial Lender
Terry L. Chapman, Commercial Lender
R. Keith Creech, Commercial Lender
Kathleen S. Dailey, Investment Services Manager
John A. DeSanto, Commercial Lender
Vicky L. Doski, Loan Systems Business Analyst

Veronica G. Doucette, Senior Human Resources Officer
Richard C. Finneran, Jr., Commercial Lender
Amy L. Grant, Senior Administrative Assistant
Robin J. Grathwol, Commercial Lender
Jodi L. Greulich, Marketing Manager
Jackie A. Griggs, Trust Manager
Kyle T. Heichel, Commercial Lender
J. David Hoskins, Financial Consultant/Trust Officer
Thomas W. Hough, Commercial Lender
Jeffery C. Huber, Commercial Lender
Michael A. Jefferson, Commercial Lender
James M. Jesko, Loan Operations Manager
James C. Kilgore, Commercial Lender
Judy A. Kizer, Retail Service Manager
Paul M. Koch, Commercial Lender

Jason P. Kuhnle, Senior Wealth Management Officer
Thomas J. Lloyd, Legal Counsel
Joseph Manno, Commercial Lender
Melissa L. McDougal,Commercial Lender
Glen L. Noggle, Business Development Officer
Rebecca L. Ronto, Deposit Operations Manager
Louis J. Sala, Commercial Lender
Jeffrey S. Schurdell, Special Assets Assistant Manager
Kimberly Y. Springer, Business Solutions Manager
Jessica A. Steuk, Private Banking Manager
Francis P. Sudal, Jr., Trust Investment Officer
Robert O. Ward, Commercial Lender
Kenneth E. Wiseman, Commercial Lender

Assistant Vice President

Pamela A. Cummins, Credit Work-Out Officer
Rosalind DePina, Mortgage Operations Manager

Gregory P. Knight, Commercial Lender
Tammy L. McLoda, Retail Market Leader
Deborah E. Morrow, Senior Consumer/Mortgage Lender
Stephen R. Powell, Credit Administration Manager
Andrew C. Waldruff, Retail Market Leader
Gary R. Weaver, Retail Market Leader
Beth A. Willis, Retail Market Leader
Deidre N. Windau, Retail Market Leader


Regulatory Officers of Civista Bank

John A. Betts - Senior Bank Secrecy Officer
Kelly A. Calmes
- Compliance Officer
Jennifer B. Conn Senior Compliance Officer 
Veronica G. Doucette Affirmative Action Officer & Privacy Officer (HIPAA)


F. Glen Islami - CRA & Fairlending Officer
Allana I.W. McCreight - Bank Security Officer
Karen W. McKinley Bank Secrecy Officer/Anti-Money Laundering Control Officer/ OFAC Officer/Customer Identification Program Officer