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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Officers

James O. Miller
Chairman of the Board
James O. Miller joined Civista in 1986 having spent 12 years at the local National City affiliate. He served in a number of senior management roles for the holding company, the bank, and several affiliates. He served as executive vice president of the bank from 1998 until 2002 when he became president of the bank, and served that role until 2014.

Miller served as executive vice president of the holding company from 1998 until 2007 when he became president. He served in that role until retirement in 2017. Miller joined the bank board in 2000 and the holding company board in 2006, becoming Chairman in 2014.

Miller retired from management in 2017 after 31 years of service. He continues to serve as chairman of Civista Bancshares, Inc., and represents the company in many local organizations.
Dennis G. Shaffer
C.E.O. and President
Dennis G. Shaffer joined Civista Bank and Civista Bancshares, Inc. in 2009. He is currently a member of the board of directors for both entities. He held several roles including chief lending officer of the bank prior to his appointment as president of the bank and corporation in April 2014. In addition to continuing to serve as president, Shaffer was named chief executive officer of the bank and corporation in December 2017.

Shaffer has more than 33 years of banking experience, beginning his career with The Ohio Bank in 1985. He also has been employed by Sky Bank where he was senior vice president and district president for the Columbus, Ohio region and with Huntington Bank where he was senior vice president in charge of investment real estate.

Shaffer is a graduate of The Ohio State University, the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and the Ohio School of Banking. He has also completed numerous industry-related educational programs.

Shaffer actively serves in various leadership roles for several organizations. He serves as a member of the board and executive committee of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member of the Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio and a past member of the foundation and finance board of the Buckeye Ranch.
John A. Betts
Senior Vice President
John A. Betts joined Civista Bank in 2013 as the risk management officer and was named senior vice president of both the bank and holding company. Betts was previously president of First National Bank of Grant Park, Illinois, before joining Civista. He is a 1995 graduate of Eastern Illinois University earning his Bachelors of Science in Business. Betts currently serves on the board and finance committee of the United Way of Erie County and is on the board of education for Edison Local Schools.
Richard J. Dutton
Senior Vice President
Richard J. Dutton joined the company in 2006 as executive vice president of Civista Bank and senior vice president of the holding company. He was named Civista Bank’s chief operating officer in 2013.

From 2002 to 2006, he served as vice president and treasurer of Peoples Ohio Financial Corp and had a 17-year career in public accounting with BKD, LLP (and predecessors) prior to 2002. Dutton received his B.S. degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University.
W. Michael McLaughlin
Senior Vice President
Donna M. Waltz-Jaskolski
Senior Vice President
Donna M. Waltz-Jaskolski joined Civista Bank in 2017 as senior vice president and customer experience officer and senior vice president of Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Jaskolski has over 13 years of banking experience, beginning her career at National City in 2005 and subsequently PNC Bank where she was a senior vice president and regional manager leading retail teams in the Bay City and Northern Michigan Markets and Grand Rapids/West Michigan Markets. Her prior experience in hospitality services, marketing and broadcast radio provides a unique foundation for developing teams and delivering an exceptional customer experience.

Jaskolski earned her BA from Central Michigan University. She has completed numerous industry-related and community focused educational programs. She continues to focus on being a life-long learner and is a current participant with Leadership Erie County in Sandusky, Ohio.

Jaskolski has a long-term relationship with Athena International as a founding lifetime member. She currently services as a board member of the Greater Sandusky Zonta Club - an International organization she has supported since 1994 and previously served as president of the Tri-County Zonta Club in northeast Michigan.
Todd A. Michel
Senior Vice President
Todd A. Michel joined Civista Bank in 1985 as a seasonal teller while attending Bowling Green State University. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business from BGSU in 1988, he joined the bank’s accounting department. Michel was promoted to vice president and controller of Civista Bank and Civista Bancshares, Inc. in 1998. He was promoted to senior vice president of the bank in 1999 and senior vice president of the holding company in 2000.
Charles A. Parcher
Senior Vice President
Charles A. Parcher joined Civista Bank in 2016 as executive vice president and chief lending officer and senior vice president of Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Parcher has more than 30 years of banking experience, beginning his career at Fifth Third Bank in 1988. Recently, he served as FirstMerit’s market president in Northwest Ohio from 2011 to 2015. He has also been employed by Sky Bank, where he was executive vice president in charge of all commercial banking functions in Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan and with Huntington Bank, where he was a senior vice president and commercial region manager.

Parcher earned his MBA from the University of Toledo and his bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Miami University. He has also completed numerous industry-related educational programs.

Parcher actively serves in various leadership roles for several organizations. He currently is the chairman of the board of trustees for the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo. He also serves as a board member for the ProMedica Toledo Metropolitan Hospitals and was a recent board member and treasurer of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Paul J. Stark
Senior Vice President
Lance A. Morrison
General Counsel and Secretary

Board of Directors

James O. Miller
Chairman of the Board
James O. Miller joined Civista in 1986 having spent 12 years at the local National City affiliate. He served in a number of senior management roles for the holding company, the bank, and several affiliates. He served as executive vice president of the bank from 1998 until 2002 when he became president of the bank, and served that role until 2014.

Miller served as executive vice president of the holding company from 1998 until 2007 when he became president. He served in that role until retirement in 2017. Miller joined the bank board in 2000 and the holding company board in 2006, becoming Chairman in 2014.

Miller retired from management in 2017 after 31 years of service. He continues to serve as chairman of Civista Bancshares, Inc., and represents the company in many local organizations.
Dennis G. Shaffer
C.E.O. and President
Dennis G. Shaffer joined Civista Bank and Civista Bancshares, Inc. in 2009. He is currently a member of the board of directors for both entities. He held several roles including chief lending officer of the bank prior to his appointment as president of the bank and corporation in April 2014. In addition to continuing to serve as president, Shaffer was named chief executive officer of the bank and corporation in December 2017.

Shaffer has more than 33 years of banking experience, beginning his career with The Ohio Bank in 1985. He also has been employed by Sky Bank where he was senior vice president and district president for the Columbus, Ohio region and with Huntington Bank where he was senior vice president in charge of investment real estate.

Shaffer is a graduate of The Ohio State University, the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and the Ohio School of Banking. He has also completed numerous industry-related educational programs.

Shaffer actively serves in various leadership roles for several organizations. He serves as a member of the board and executive committee of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member of the Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio and a past member of the foundation and finance board of the Buckeye Ranch.
Thomas A. Depler
Partner,
Poland, Depler & Shepherd Co., LPA
Julie A. Mattlin
Principal,
DKMG Consulting, LLC
Allen R. Maurice
Senior Partner,
Wagner, Maurice, Davidson & Zook Co. LPA
Dennis E. Murray Jr.
Partner,
Murray & Murray Company, LPA
Allen R. Nickles
Of Counsel,
Payne, Nickles & Company
M. Patricia Oliver
Partner
Tucker Ellis LLP
William F. Ritzmann
Former Chairman of Board,
United Community Bank and United Community Bancorp
Daniel J. White
Chief Executive Officer,
Norwalk Furniture Corp.

Directors Emeritus

James D. Heckelman
Retired,
Founder of Dan-mar Co., Inc.
David A. Voight
Former Chairman of the Board,
Civista Bank and Civista Bancshares, Inc.

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