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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 $2.1 billion.  As a full-service financial institution, Civista serves the needs of consumer, business, mortgage, and wealth management customers with 38 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 TeamExecutive Team

L - R: 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; James E. McGookey, EVP, General Counsel; Charles A. Parcher, EVP, Chief Lending Officer; John A. Betts, SVP, Risk Management

Directors of Civista Bank

Our Company Mission

To be the community's trusted financial advisor by developing generations of life-long relationships built on trust, expertise and exceptional service for all the financial needs of our customers.

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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