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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 $3.5 billion.  As a full-service financial institution, Civista serves the needs of consumer, business, mortgage, and wealth management 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

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.

Not Pictured: Robert L. Curry Jr., SVP, Chief Risk Officer; Russell L. Edwards, SVP, Retail Banking; Carl A. Kessler III, SVP, Chief Information Officer

Directors of Civista Bank

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

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

Barry W. Boerger, Self-Employed
Grain Farm Operator

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.

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

Nathan A. Weaks, President
Automatic Feed Company

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

Daniel J. White, CEO
Norwalk Furniture Corp

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, Retired Partner
Tucker Ellis, LLP
Founder, The Oliver Consulting Group

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

Clyde A. "Chip" Perfect Jr., President and CEO, Perfect North Slopes and Indiana State Senator

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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