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Fogt Named Leader in Banking Excellence

Mark S. Fogt, president and CEO of Garrett State Bank, is being honored by the Indiana Bankers Association with the IBA Leaders in Banking Excellence award, to be presented on Aug. 16 at the IBA Annual Convention in French Lick. This award celebrates exceptional leaders who have positively impacted Indiana banks and communities. Six other members of the Indiana banking community are being inducted into the class of 2021 leaders.

At the upcoming awards event, Indiana dignitaries will be making presentations, and award recipients will have the opportunity to offer comments. Each honoree will be presented with an ebony plaque etched with a portrait and biography. Identical crystal plaques will be on permanent display at the IBA offices in Indianapolis.

The Leaders in Banking Excellence awards are the Association’s highest honor. For more information about the awards, visit


Mark S. Fogt is longtime president and CEO of Garrett State Bank. His career began in 1974 with The First National Bank of Findlay, Ohio, and he advanced through other Ohio institutions before joining Inter-Community Bank in New Jersey as president and CEO. Since joining Garrett State Bank in 1993, Fogt has served multiple organizations including the Garrett Museum of Art, Junior Achievement, Dekalb Memorial Hospital, Judith Clark-Morrill Foundation, Rotary Club and Garrett Heritage Days. He was 2002 chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Indiana, which later merged with the Indiana Bankers Association, and he is a member of the IBA 40 Year Club. A Sagamore of the Wabash, Fogt has been inducted into the Dekalb County Business Hall of Fame. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay and an MBA from the University of Dayton

Congratulations to the 2021 class of IBA Leaders in Banking Excellence:

  • David B. Becker, First Internet Bank of Indiana, Fishers
  • Richard E. Belcher, First Federal Savings Bank, Rochester
  • Mark S. Fogt, Garrett State Bank
  • David M. Geis, Jackson County Bank, Seymour
  • James D. Neff, Horizon Bank, Michigan City
  • Michael C. Rechin, First Merchants Bank, Muncie
  • C. Michael Stegall, Community First Bank of Indiana, Kokomo
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