About Us

Our Mission

As a well respected community leader and symbol of trust, our mission is to create a higher quality of life for our customers, our employees, our community and our shareholders.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to building customer relationships and are focused on listening to our customers to provide proactive guidance and counsel in a responsive, professional manner. We believe in conducting business with integrity, respect, honesty, privacy and in the highest ethical standards. We promise to truly care for our customers, as well as our fellow employees going the extra mile to recognize their successes and their needs. We expect each employee to be accountable for their actions and responsible in delivering exceptional service.  We are passionate about our work and share energy and enthusiasm with our customers and co-workers. We encourage an environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation to do what is the very best for our customers and First Savings Bank.  And we promise to deliver profitability not just for shareholder value, but for employee morale and customer confidence.

First Savings Bank Board of Directors

John E. Colin serves as Chairman of the First Savings Financial Group, Inc. board, as well as, the First Savings Bank board since February 2017. Mr. Colin is a partner in the law firm of Simpson, Thompson & Colin, LLC.  He has been a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2013 and of First Savings Bank since 2011

Michael F. Ludden serves as Vice-Chairman of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and of First Savings Bank.  He served as Chairman of both boards until February 2017.  He is President and Chief Executive Officer of L. Thorn Company, Inc., a construction materials distributor.  Mr. Ludden serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2008 and of the First Savings Bank since 1992.

Frank N. Czeschin is President of Indiana Utilities Corporation, a natural gas distributor.  He is a former director of Community First Bank.  Mr. Czeschin serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2009.

Samuel E. Eckart served as Executive Vice President of the Company and Area President of the Bank until his retirement effective December 31, 2016.  Before joining the Bank, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Community First Bank.  Mr. Eckart serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and First Savings Bank since 2009.

Chris Fordyce is a family-farm operator in Washington County, Indiana. He is a former director of Community First Bank. Mr. Fordyce serves as a director of the First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2017 and of First Savings Bank since 2009.

John P. Lawson, Jr. is the Chief Operating Officer of First Savings Financial Group and First Savings Bank.  He joined the Bank in 1988.  Mr. Lawson serves as a director of the First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2008 and of First Savings Bank since 2006

Pamela Bennett-Martin is the President and co-owner of Bennett & Bennett Insurance, Inc., an insurance agency.  She is a former director of Community First Bank.  Ms. Bennet-Martin serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and First Savings Bank since 2009.

Larry W. Myers is the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and First Savings Bank.  He joined the Bank in 2005 as Chief Operations Officer.  Before joining the Bank, he served as an Area President of National City Bank in southern Indiana.  Mr. Myers serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2008 and of First Savings Bank since 2015.

Martin A. Padgett, CPA is the Chief Executive Officer of Clark Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Padgett serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. since 2017 and of First Savings Bank since 2015.

Anthony A. Schoen, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and First Savings Bank.  He joined the Bank in 2007 and previously served as Assistant Controller.  Prior to joining First Savings Bank, he was a manager with Monroe Shine & Co., Inc.  Mr. Schoen serves as a director of First Savings Bank Board since 2017. 

Steven R. Stemler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Stemler Corporation, a mechanical contractor.  Mr. Stemler serves as a director of both First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and First Savings Bank since 2019.   

Douglas A. York, CPA is President of Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC, a public accounting firm. Mr. York serves as a director of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. and First Savings Bank since 2008.

 

First Savings Bank Executive Officers

The executive officers of First Savings Bank are approved by the board of directors and serve at the board’s discretion. The executive officers of First Savings Bank are:

Larry W. Myers  President and Chief Executive Officer
John P. Lawson Chief Operations Officer
Tony Schoen Chief Financial Officer
William Eric Howard  Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer
Scott P. Carr Executive Vice President – Chief Risk Officer
Marie Haley Executive Vice President – Chief Retail Officer
Derrick B. Jackson Executive Vice President – Chief Credit Officer
Jackie Journell Executive Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer
Jonathan E. Handmaker Chief Executive Officer Q2 Business Capital A First Savings Bank Company

First Savings Charitable Foundation

First Savings Bank along with First Savings Financial Group has a rich history of community involvement in Southern Indiana. That commitment was strengthened through the establishment of the First Savings Charitable Foundation. The Foundation was formed in October 2008, coinciding with the conversion to a stock organization.
First Savings Charitable Foundation primary focus is on Financial Literacy with consideration in the areas of Education, Economic Development and Community Vitality. We are proud of our focus on Financial Literacy through our support of Junior Achievement and NEXGEN. We support math, science, and technology programs for pre-K through grade 12. Higher education will focus on scholarships and programs for business, finance, and management. Under Economic Development, the Foundation will support programs that promote job growth in the community along with providing resources to attract new businesses and cultivate the expansion of existing commerce. Community Vitality will address issues involving health and human services, the arts, public safety, and community leadership development. First Savings Charitable Foundation will fund only 501(c) (3) organizations and those with “public charity” status or its equivalent. There will be no funding for political groups, fraternal organizations, sectarian or religious activities, family foundations or individuals. The Foundation will not provide funding for operational expenses. The target area will be those communities in which First Savings Bank and its related entities operate. Applications will be accepted only by mail or email. Mailed applications can be sent to the attention of Larry Myers at First Savings Bank, 501 East Lewis & Clark Parkway, Clarksville, Indiana 47129. Email applications can be sent to lmyers@fsbbank.net. All applicants must use the Grant Application Form which can be found in this section of the website. Presentations will only be made at the invitation of the Foundation.

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Community Involvement

One of the things that set First Savings Bank apart from other banks is our commitment to supporting the communities we serve. We believe in supporting those who support us. You will find our employees on local boards, teaching financial literacy in your schools and coaching local teams.

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