First Merchants Corporation
First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company located in Central Indiana. Founded in 1893, with total assets as of March 31, 2012, of $4.2 billion, and 79 locations in 24 Indiana and 2 Ohio counties, we provide our customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. We deliver superior service with presence close to the customer for:
■ Consumer Banking
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Presenter - Michael C. Rechin, Chief Executive Officer, President
Michael C. Rechin is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Merchants Corporation. Prior to joining First Merchants Corporation, Rechin was Executive Vice President of Corporate Banking for National City Bank, managing its Indiana operations. He began his career with BancOhio National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, in 1983 as a corporate banking trainee. He joined National City upon the acquisition on BancOhio in 1984. During his tenure with National City, Rechin has responsibility for all commercial banking activities involving commercial lending, treasury management, investment real estate, and international divisions.
Rechin is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelors degree in English and an MBA in finance. He has completed numerous banking schools during his career with BancOhio and National City.
Presenter - Mark K. Hardwick, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Mark K. Hardwick is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Merchants Corporation. Prior to joining First Merchants Corporation in 1997, Hardwick was a senior accountant with BKD, LLP.
Hardwick is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.