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.
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.
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
|Barry W. Boerger
President & C.E.O.,
Sandusco, Inc. and ICM Distrubuting Co.
|Thomas A. Depler
Poland, Depler & Shepherd Co., LPA
|Daniel J. White
International Business Consultant
|Blythe A. Friedley
Friedley & Co. Insurance Agency, Inc.
|Gerald B. Wurm
Wurms Woodworking Co.
|Allen R. Maurice
Wagner, Maurice, & Davidson Co., LPA
|George L. Mylander - Director Emeritus
Retired Educator and City Official,
Chair Emeritus, Firelands Regional Medical Center
|James O. Miller
Chairman & C.E.O.
Chairman, President & C.E.O.
Civista Bancshares, Inc.
|Dennis E. Murray Jr.
Murray and Murray Company, LPA
|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 Operations Officer
Senior Vice President
John A. Betts, Risk Management Officer and Audit Liaison
Richard A. Bast, Systems
Assistant Vice President
Pamela A. Cummins, Credit Work-Out Officer
Regulatory Officers of Civista Bank
|Veronica G. Mock – Privacy Officer (HIPAA)
John A. Betts - Senior Bank Secrecy Officer
Allana I.W. McCreight - Bank Security Officer
Jennifer Conn – Compliance Officer & CRA Officer
|James J. Krancevic – Affirmative Action Officer
Karen W. McKinley – Bank Secrecy Officer/Anti-Money Laundering Control Officer/ OFAC Officer/Customer Identification Program Officer