Garrett State Bank Announces Leadership Succession

GARRETT, In., — Brian Sprunger, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer of Garrett State Bank has retired after 46 years in banking.  Brian has been with Garrett State Bank since 1999 and will continue to serve on the Garrett State Bank Board of Directors. Sprunger is a graduate of Indiana University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.  He began his career in banking at Fort Wayne National Bank, starting as a part-time teller and culminating as Vice President and Assistant Operations Manager.  

Lynn Chapman was promoted to Senior Operations Officer and will continue to serve as Vice President. Chapman has served the Garrett State Bank in the Operations Division since 2007 and came to the bank with over 23 years’ experience at United Community Bank in Auburn Illinois.  

Mark Fogt, President, and CEO of Garrett State Bank retired December 31 after 29 years with the Bank. Fogt will continue to serve on the Garrett State Bank Board of Directors as Chairman. Fogt graduated from the University of Findlay and obtained his master’s degree from the University of Dayton.  He began his career in 1974 with The First National Bank of Findlay OH. Fogt then moved on to be the Controller at The First National Bank of Sidney, OH and then Controller at The National Bank and Trust Co of Wilmington OH. He then became Accounting Manager for The Provident Bank in Cincinnati Ohio.  Mark then moved on to become VP & Cashier Sr Lending Officer at Belmont County National Bank, St Clairsville, OH.  Before coming to Garrett State Bank Mark served as President, CEO & Board Member for Inter Community Bank in Springfield New Jersey.  

Michael Tullis was promoted to President and CEO.  Tullis joined the bank in 1996 as a Teller and has also served in roles in our Operations and Lending Departments as well as his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Lending for the past eleven years. 

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