Debra Mikels, CTFA

Personal Trust Manager

Debra joined First Merchants Trust Company in 2008 with more than 25 years of experience in Personal Trust Administration. She began her trust career with Purdue National Bank in 1975, then with Bank One and JPMorgan Chase. Deb holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) professional designation from the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers.

She is a member of the Greater Lafayette Estate Planning Council and serves on the Purdue Planned Giving Committee. In addition, Deb serves as a board member for both the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette as well as the Association for Women in Communication. She also volunteers for Read to Succeed and has volunteered for the United Way giving campaign.

Deb is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette and has served in various capacities for the Brookston United Methodist Church, including endowment fund chair, finance committee member and as church treasurer.

Call Deb at 765.423.7255 or email her at

Deb Mikels, CTFA
Personal Trust Manager

Personal Trust Administration
Estate Administration 


Office: 765.423.7255
Fax: 765.429.4080

250 Main St.
Lafayette, IN 47901