First Federal is Pleased to Announce Staff Promotions
Kim Fischer has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Kim has been employed at First Federal since December of 2001. She is the underwriter and processor for the mortgage department at the Downtown Huntington office. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. She and her husband Rick moved from Fort Wayne to Huntington in 1999 where they live with their horses, dogs and cats.
Carla Williams has also been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Carla has been employed with First Federal since October of 2011 as a Mortgage Loan Officer at the North office in Huntington. Carla graduated from IPFW and has over 14 years of banking experience. She is a lifelong resident of Huntington County where she resides with her husband, Chad, and their three boys. Carla is a volunteer on the Pioneer Festival Committee, a sister of the PSI Iota Xi Sorority and is a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Seth Kimmel has recently been promoted to Vice President of First Federal Savings Bank’s investment division, Innovative Financial Services. Seth joined Innovative Financial Services in 2006 after graduating from Huntington University with a bachelor's degree in business management and finance. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as various state life and health insurance licenses. Seth is a member of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors and volunteers with United Way. Seth is a lifelong resident of Huntington County where he resides with his wife, Lindsay, and their daughter.
|Maysville Branch Manager, Jean Schinnerer, raised over $1200 for the Fort Wayne MDA lock up fundraiser! Way to go, Jean!
First Federal Investment Advisor Featured in Publication
Seth Kimmel of Innovative Financial Services (IFS), a division of First Federal Savings Bank, was one of four advisors chosen nationwide to be featured in a publication “Build a Better Business” by OneAmerica Securities, Inc. The publication was released in July and distributed to both current and future OneAmerica Securities representatives looking to improve their business. Seth was chosen based on his recent success transitioning from a commission-based model to an advisory fee-based model which more appropriately aligns the advisor’s compensation with the client’s objectives. “I was honored to be chosen by OneAmerica Securities to be featured in this publication. I owe a great deal of thanks to my clients who have continued to place their trust in me over the years,” Kimmel said.
OneAmerica Securities, Inc. serves as the broker/dealer for Innovative Financial Services. They are a full service broker/dealer and registered investment advisor that offers full service retirement plan products and services including stock and bond trading, mutual funds, variable annuities, corporate retirement plans and asset based advisory accounts. OneAmerica Securities has over 585 representatives across the nation.
Innovative Financial Services is located at 100 Frontage Road, Huntington, IN and serves both individual and corporate clients. Seth can be reached at 260-358-1414.
Registered Representative of and securities offered through OneAmerica Securities, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor. 9229 Delegates Row Ste. 190 Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 (317) 573-3838, Insurance Representative of American United Life Insurance Company ® (AUL) and other insurance companies. Innovative Financial Services and First Federal Savings Bank are not affiliates of OneAmerica Securities, Inc. or American United Life and is not a broker dealer or Registered Investment Advisor.
Not a deposit. Not insured by FDIC or NCUSIF. Not insured by any federal government agency. Not guaranteed by the institution. May go down in value.
|First Federal Savings Bank recently sponsored a Bankers Build for the Huntington Habitat for Humanity. Employees also worked at the site on Garfield Street on Saturday, July 13th.
Huntington Heritage Days 2013
First Federal employees and their families walked in the 50th Annual Heritage Days Parade in Huntington on Saturday, June 22, 2013
First Federal Savings Bank Receives a 5 Star Rating
First Federal Savings Bank received a Five Star Award from the Indiana Bankers Association at the Association’s Mega Conference held May 13 – May 15. First Federal Savings Bank was one of 47 banks statewide granted the Five Star Award in recognition of its commitment to the Association in the areas of political awareness, issue advocacy, life-long learning, volunteerism and community involvement. The mission of the Indiana Bankers Association is to work collectively to improve the business environment for banking to a far greater extent than any single institution could accomplish on its own. The success of this mission is wholly dependent upon the support and participation of each member institution.
First Federal employees who attended sessions at the Mega conference were: Steve Zahn, Tom Mills, Kim Fischer, Michael Zahn, Randy Sizemore, Satin Lemon and Lupka Baloski. Employees could earn continuing education credits while strengthening their areas of expertise at the bank. Sessions were offered for Operations & Technology, Human Resources, Business Lending, Trust, Compliance, Directors, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Mortgage Lending and Financial Management.
In addition to receiving a 5 Star Rating, First Federal Savings Bank also took home a MAXI award in the Series category. MAXI Awards recognize excellence in bank marketing and advertising. The competition is coordinated by the Indiana Bankers Association, in cooperation with the Indiana Chapter of the ABA Marketing Network.
First Federal Savings Bank Named in Top 200 Community Banks for Second Year in a Row
American Banker Magazine recently released the list of top performers among Community Banks with less than $2 billion in assets for 2012. The top 200 institutions in this size range, are ranked based on their average return on equity (ROE) over the past three years. Out of 851 Community Banks in this category, there were only eleven from Indiana who made the Top 200 listing. First Federal Savings Bank, weighed in at number 129. This is the 2nd year in a row that First Federal Savings Bank has been named one of the Top 200 Community Banks in America by American Banker Magazine.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake
First Federal Savings Bank employees participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake on March 10th at Rainbow Lanes in Huntington. The team raised over $900 for the organization.
First Federal Savings Bank Honored by Indiana Historical Society
L to R: Daniel Hasler, Indiana Secretary of Commerce; Steve Zahn, First Federal Savings Bank Chairman of the Board; Michael Zahn, First Federal Savings Bank President and CEO.
The Indiana Historical Society (IHS), in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) presented 21 companies with its Centennial Business Award at its annual Founders Day Dinner on December 3, 2012. The presentations took place at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
In 1992, the trustees and members of the Indiana Historical Society founded the Historic Business Register with three goals in mind: to provide special recognition to Indiana companies continually in business for a century or more, to encourage the preservation of historically significant business-related archival materials, and to develop increased awareness of our rich business and industrial heritage among Indiana’s citizens.
One Friday per month, First Federal employees are allowed to dress in casual clothes for a small contribution to a local charity or organization. First Federal employees have made donations totaling over $6,000.00 to benefit our community. Below is a short list of the organizations that benefited from Fun Fridays.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Our Father's House
Assoc. of Churches of Htgn. Co.
American Red Cross
Boys and Girls Club
Youth Services Bureau
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital