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Our Story

In 1884, the first roller coaster ride opened at Coney Island. It was the year of the first long distance phone line (from Boston to New York) and a new community bank - Citizens Bank, now known as Civista Bank - opened its doors in Sandusky, Ohio.

One hundred and thirty years later, the bank continues to serve the financial service needs of families and businesses throughout Northern and Central Ohio and is among the premiere community banks in the state. As a $1.4 billion organization, our financial resources and commitment to be the community's trusted financial advisor enables 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, we are dedicated to making a difference.

Throughout the past 15 years, growth opportunities included the acquisition of The Castalia Banking Company in 1990, Farmers Bank of New Washington in 1998, Citizens National Bank of Norwalk in 2002, First National Bank of Shelby in 2004, and the Miami Valley Bank and Champaign Bank in 2007, and The Citizens National Bank of Southwestern Ohio in 2015.

Today, the bank operates 28 locations across 11 counties, including a loan production office in Mayfield Heights.

2015 Rebranding to Civista Name

Company Information

Civista Bank is the banking subsidiary of Civista Bancshares, Inc., a financial holding company with assets of approximately $1.4 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 a loan production office is 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.,
Mack Iron Works Company
Dennis G. Shaffer
Civista Bank
Barry W. Boerger
Self-Employed Farmer
Harry Singer
President & C.E.O.,
Sandusco, Inc. and ICM Distributing Co.
Thomas A. Depler
Poland, Depler & Shepherd Co., LPA
J. William Springer
President & C.E.O.,
Industrial Nut Corporation
Blythe A. Friedley
Friedley & Co. Insurance Agency, Inc.
Lisa M. Stein
C.E.O. & Founder,
Revolutions, Inc.
Allen R. Maurice
Wagner, Maurice, & Davidson Co., LPA

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

James O. Miller
Chairman & C.E.O.
Civista Bank
Chairman, President & C.E.O.
Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Daniel J. White
International Business Consultant

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

Gerald B. Wurm
Wurms Woodworking Co.

Allen R. Nickles
Payne, Nickles & Co.


Officers of Civista Bank

Chairman of the Board and C.E.O.

James O. Miller


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 

Robert L. Cox, Retail Banking 
Douglas A. Greulich, Investment Officer & Cashier
Dennis J. Guerra, Commercial Lending
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, Branch Operations
Todd A. Michel, Controller
Michael J. Milchen, Senior Underwriting Officer
James L. Nabors II, Consumer/Mortgage Lending
James V. Saccardi, Trust Investment Manager
Kay E. Sandusky, Commercial Lending
Paul J. Stark, Chief Credit Officer
George E. Steinemann, Wealth Management Director
Aaron R. Stephens, Regional Market Executive
Jarvis B. Woodson, Mortgage Lending


Vice President

J. Michael Brainard, Commercial Lender
Todd D. Brown, Financial Consultant/Trust Officer
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
William J. Heitman, 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
Judy A. Kizer, Retail Service Manager

Jason P. Kuhnle, Trust Officer
Thomas J. Lloyd, Legal Counsel
Scott E. MacDonald, Commercial Lender
Melissa L. McDougal,Commercial Lender
Rebecca L. Ronto, Deposit Operations Manager
Jeffrey S. Schurdell, Special Assets Assistant Manager
Kimberly Y. Springer, Business Solutions
Jessica A. Steuk, Private Banking Manager
Robert O. Ward, Commercial Lender
Kenneth E. Wiseman, Commercial Lender

Assistant Vice President

Pamela A. Cummins, Credit Work-Out Officer
Emily R. Flora, Regional Teller Manager

Gregory P. Knight, Commercial Lender
Paul M. Koch, Commercial Lender
Tammy L. McLoda, Regional Teller Manager
Deborah E. Morrow, Consumer/Mortgage Lender
Stephen R. Powell, Credit Administration Manager
Andrew C. Waldruff, Retail Sales Manager
Gary R. Weaver, Retail Sales Manager
Deidre N. Windau, Regional Teller Manager


Regulatory Officers of Civista Bank

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