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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 $3.9 billion. As a full-service financial institution, Civista serves the needs of consumer, business, mortgage, wealth management, and commercial equipment leasing customers with 43 locations in Northern, Northwestern, 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.

Corporate Responsibility

As a community bank, Civista Bank’s purpose is to help our shareholders and customers thrive, our communities grow, and our employees develop. We have a passion for service and a commitment to the communities we serve. Civista’s commitment to responsible banking, efficient operations and corporate citizenship helps us further our purpose. Our corporate citizenship includes Civista’s corporate governance initiatives, philanthropy, our commitment to community development and our commitment to our employees. Learn More About our Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives here.

Meet Civista Bank's Executive Team

Civista Bank Executive TeamL - R: Russell L. Edwards, SVP, Retail Banking; Robert L. Curry Jr., SVP, Chief Risk Officer; Donna M. Jaskolski, SVP, Customer Experience Officer; Carl A. Kessler III, SVP, Chief Information Officer; Dennis G. Shaffer, CEO and President; Michael D. Mulford, SVP, Chief Credit Officer; Richard J. Dutton, EVP, Chief Operating Officer; Todd A. Michel, SVP, Controller; Charles A. Parcher, EVP, Chief Lending Officer; Lance A. Morrison, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Directors of Civista Bank

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

Mark J. Macioce, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kichler Lighting

Darci L. Congrove, Managing Director, GBQ Partners, LLC

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

Julie A. Mattlin, Principal, DKMG Consulting, LLC

Harry Singer, President & CEO, Sandusco, Inc. and ICM Distributing Company, Inc.

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

Nathan A. Weaks, President, Automatic Feed Company

Dennis E. Murray Jr., Chairman of the Board, Civista Bank Chairman of the Board, Civista Bancshares, Inc. Partner, Murray & Murray Co., LPA

Clyde A. "Chip" Perfect Jr., President, Managing Partner, CEO, Perfect North Slopes

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

Lorina W. Wise, Chief Human Resources Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital

M. Patricia Oliver, Partner, Tucker Ellis, LLP

Gerald B. Wurm, President, Wurm’s Woodworking Co. and Creative Plastics International

Directors Emeritus

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

David A. Voight, Former Chairman of the Board

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 - Focused on our communities for over 140 years.

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

We are focused on you.

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