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At First Merchants Bank, we work to enhance the financial wellness of the diverse communities we serve.

Welcome to our series spotlighting First Merchants teammates who uphold our Corporate Responsibility beliefs and embody our vision “To enhance the finance wellness of the diverse communities we serve.”

First Merchants Bank’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility compels us to invest in our communities by finding ways to reduce inequalities, improve the quality of our neighborhoods, and promote positive economic mobility though our five community pillars: Employee Empowerment; Community Investments and Charitable Giving; Financial Wellness; Community Home Lending; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Read on to learn more about these outstanding individuals and the incredible impact they make in our communities.


First Merchants Bank Teammates in Action Amanda Abercrombie

Amanda Abercrombie

Banking Center Manager
Columbus, OH

Read Amanda Abercrombie Story


Community Business Lending Team

Sherry Boudoin, Alfonso PerezSotomayor, Tiffany Whitner, Jadira Hoptry, Victor Lizano, Hussain Bhanpuri and David Watkins

Read the CBL Team Story

First Merchants Bank Teammates in Action Emily Blue

Emily Blue

AVP, Banking Center Manager
Anderson, IN

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First Merchants Bank Teammates in Action Brandon Daniels

Brandon Daniels

VP, Banking Center Manager
Detroit, MI

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Vijay Dillet

Banking Center Manager
Grand Rapids, MI

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Kari Gayes

Content Marketing

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First Merchants Bank Rose Angela Grondat

Rose Angela Gronda

Relationship Manager - Commercial Lending

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Jess Hopkins

Market Leader,
Northeast, Indiana

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First Merchants Bank Jadira Hoptry

Jadira Hoptry

Director, Community Lending & Development

Read Jadira Hoptry Story

First Merchants Bank Jennifer Hourigan

Jennifer Hourigan

Vice President, Market Leader, Monroe North

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First Merchants Bank Teammates in Action Wanda Irvine

Wanda Irvine

Farmington Hills, MI

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First Merchants Bank Steph Madison

Steph Madison

Employee Experience Director - Human Resources

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Teammates in Action Zoda Miller

Zoda "Rainie" Miller

Workplace Banking Representative
Fort Wayne & Muncie, IN

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Bianca Mirisola

Commercial Administration Manager

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Patrick Molex

Market Leader
Columbus, OH

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Eva Scurlock

SVP, Senior Director of
Enterprise Risk Management

Read Eva Scurlock Story

Teammates in Action Eric Segal

Eric Segal

Manager of Talent Development
- Human Resources

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Tyler Shawgo

Banking Center Manager
Grabill, IN

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Jordain Smith

Administrative Assistant
Monroe, MI

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Michael Stone

VP, Banking Center Manager
West Lafayette

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Teammates in Action Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams

Banking Center Manager
Brownsburg, IN

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First Merchants Bank Iesha Vaughn

Iesha Vaughn

Banking Center Manager
Avondale Meadows

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