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We're glad you're here.

A Message from Dennis G. Shaffer, CEO & President
Dennis Shaffer
Thank you for your interest in Civista Bank.  As CEO & President, it is my privilege to be a part of Civista's long history of community focused banking.  When I joined the company in 2009, it was easy to see the genuine care and commitment Civista has for its customers and the community.  A commitment that is built on knowing you personally, making local decisions,  and delivering the services to meet your daily and future financial needs with ease.  

We continue to invest in technology, bringing you added security and the digital banking conveniences you expect.  However you choose to bank with us - in person, from our app or online - you can be confident we're looking out for you.   

I invite you to call or visit and talk with one of our trusted financial advisors.  We look forward to meeting you.

Our Story

Civista Bank has provided financial solutions to generations of businesses, families, and individuals since 1884.  Civista is committed to developing life-long relationships built on trust, expertise, and exceptional service.

Our Markets

Headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, Civista Bank is the banking subsidiary of Civista Bancshares, Inc., a financial holding company with assets of approximately $3.0 billion.  As a full-service financial institution, Civista serves the needs of consumer, business, mortgage, and wealth management customers with 35 locations in Northern, Central and Southwestern Ohio and Southeastern Indiana.

Committed to Community

Civista understands the importance of building strong communities.  In fact, we support a variety of economic, educational, cultural, and health and human service initiatives within the communities we serve.  Civista employees proudly participate on area boards and in local educational programs, youth athletics and civic and economic development groups, too. 

Meet Civista Bank's Executive Team

L - R: Lance A. Morrison, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Richard J. Dutton, EVP, Chief Operating Officer; Paul J. Stark, SVP, Chief Credit Officer, Donna M. Jaskolski, SVP, Customer Experience Officer; Dennis G. Shaffer, CEO and President; Charles A. Parcher, EVP, Chief Lending Officer; Todd A. Michel, SVP, Controller

Directors of Civista Bank

John O. Bacon, President & CEO
The Mack Iron Works Company

Allen R. Nickles, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CFF, CICA
Of Counsel
Payne, Nickles & Company

Barry W. Boerger, Self-Employed
Grain Farm Operator

M. Patricia Oliver, Retired Partner
Tucker Ellis, LLP
Founder, The Oliver Consulting Group

Thomas A. Depler, Partner
Poland, Depler & Shepherd Co., LPA

William F. Ritzmann, Former Chairman of the Board United Community Bancorp & United Community Bank

Blythe A. Friedley, Owner/President
Friedley & Co. Agency, Inc

Dennis G. Shaffer, CEO & President
Civista Bancshares, Inc. & Civista Bank

Julie A. Mattlin, Principal & Owner
DKMG Consulting, LLC

Harry Singer, President & CEO
Sandusco, Inc. &
ICM Distributing Co., Inc.

Elmer G. McLaughlin, Former President & CEO
United Community Bancorp & United Community Bank

Daniel J. White, CEO
Norwalk Furniture Corp

James O. Miller, Chairman of the Board
Civista Bancshares, Inc. & Civista Bank

Gerald B. Wurm, President
Wurm's Woodworking Co. &
Creative Plastics International

Dennis E. Murray Jr., Partner
Murray & Murray Co., LPA

Directors Emeritus

James D. Heckelman, Retired
Founder of Dan-Mar Co., Inc.

David A. Voight, Former Chairman of the Board & Former President & CEO Civista Bancshares, Inc. & Civista Bank

Our Company Mission

To improve the financial lives of our customers, employees and shareholders, to make a difference in the  communities that we serve.

About Civista Bank

Civista Bank is committed to helping our customers and communities address financial needs and goals.  

We are focused on you.

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