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German American CEO honored

December 31, 2016 GMT

Mark Schroeder, chief executive officer of German American Bancorp, was named one of three Community Bankers of the Year in American Banker’s Best In Banking series. According to a release, Schroeder was recognized for leadership in strategic acquisitions of smaller community banks while maintaining “an effective community banking model focused on customer relationships.” German American acquired the former River Valley Bancorp in March. “Under Mark’s leadership, he has proven that a traditional community bank, which serves its clients with local financial professionals who are empowered to make local, responsive decisions, can grow and prosper,” Clay Ewing, president of German American Bancorp said in a release “His leadership style focuses on steady and conservative growth, while always being mindful of what is best for our customers, our shareholders, the communities we serve and our entire German American team. We are all extremely proud that Mark is receiving this well-deserved recognition by American Banker.”