WARSAW — Lake City Bank announces the promotions of Melissa S. Rupe, Rodney Hooley and Ashley Boyer May 4. They will assume their new positions as valued members of Lake City Bank and have invested time and effort to achieve these new promotions.
Rupe has been promoted to vice president, facilities development and project management officer.
In this position, Rupe is responsible for managing property and branch development projects from planning through delivery. She has been with the bank for 31 years. Rupe also volunteers with Lake City Bank’s Reality Store Program.
Rodney B. Hooley has been promoted to Vice President, Agribusiness Banking Manager. Hooley succeeds Joseph Kessie, who retired from Lake City Bank after 25 years.
Hooley leads the team that works with farmers and agribusinesses across the Lake City Bank footprint, drawing on the bank’s long history as a banking partner for agriculture. Bankers provide solutions including loans, deposit products, and access to treasury management services. He has been with the bank for 17 years.
“Rod is an excellent choice to lead the Agribusiness Banking team,” said Eric Ottinger, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking Officer. “His years working as a commercial banker with farmers, agribusinesses and other businesses has been great formation, and we’re looking forward to his influence and success as he transitions into this new role.”
Hooley earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Ball State University. He is a Nappanee Rotary Club board member, and a board member at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church and United Missionary Loans. He volunteers with the Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church by serving on the worship team.
Ashley D. Boyer has been promoted to Project Management Officer.
In this position, Boyer leads project management efforts for developing new technologies, products and services that support the banks goals and objectives. She has been with the bank for nine years.
Boyer earned her associate degree in business administration from Ivy Tech Community College. She volunteers with Lake City Bank’s Reality Store Program and Greater Marshall County Children’s Resale.