New team and board leadership introduced for Clarksville expansion

Bill White

Bill White

With the imminent opening of its new Coyle Commons Branch (1122 Veterans Parkway) in Clarksville, Indiana scheduled for early fourth quarter, Commerce Bank is pleased to announce the team dedicated to leading the new facility and staff. Commerce Bank in Clarksville will offer all traditional banking services, but will place an emphasis on commercial and consumer lending, deposit services, and home loan originations. With that criteria in mind, Commerce Bank selected a strong and experienced banking team to handle day-to-day operations.

Bill White is the new Market President for the Southern Indiana Region. He also serves on both the holding company and the bank’s board of directors. White co-founded and served as president and CEO of 1st Independence Bank (which operated in the Southern Indiana, Louisville, and Central Kentucky markets) and Madison Bank (which operated in Central Kentucky). His vast banking knowledge and expertise are invaluable assets, and Commerce Bank is excited to have such a strong leader in place.

Michael Killen

Michael Killen

Michael Killen joins Commerce Bank as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending. Killen brings over 15 years of banking experience with strong ties to the Southern Indiana market. While with Centra Credit Union, Killen refined his banking skills, and Commerce Bank is fortunate to have him.

Also joining the holding company and bank’s board of directors are Matt Chalfant and Charles Moore. Chalfant and Moore both previously served as directors under 1st Independence Bank. Both men have extensive real estate development and management experience in the Southern Indiana market.

“Commerce Bank is most pleased to continue our success of bringing together the strongest and most highly regarded community bankers to serve their communities,” said Luke Yaeger, President and CEO of Commerce Bank. “Banking is a people business. We know that by hiring the best people and empowering them to deliver on our two main strategic objectives, acting small and providing consultative value, our growth goals will be achieved.”