First Financial Bank names new Indiana president

2014-03-04T15:45:00Z 2014-03-05T17:54:07Z First Financial Bank names new Indiana presidentJoseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, (219) 933-3316 nwitimes.com

A regional Midwestern bank with a sizable presence in the Calumet Region has named a new Indiana president.

Cincinnati-based Fist Financial Bank promoted Hoosier native Kevin Langford to be its Indiana banking president. He is in charge of the bank's statewide operations, including branches in Crown Point, Highland, Schererville and the Hessville neighborhood in Hammond.

First Financial has eight full-service branches in Lake County, including three in Highland. The bank also has $1.9 billion in deposits throughout the state and dozens of Alliance One Network ATMs scattered throughout Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

Langford will oversee First Financial's 45 Indiana locations and lead the bank's business development efforts, as well as its consumer, commercial and wealth management teams.

"It's an exciting time in Indiana," he said. "There's positive energy and growth happening throughout the state. I'm grateful for this opportunity to lead First Financial in my home state. We are proud to be part of Indiana, and we look forward to continuing to invest and grow here."

Langford, who is based out of Indianapolis, also serves at the executive level as the consumer banking president across the bank's footprint in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. He is responsible for leadership in the banks shared services organization and strategic direction for its technology, operations, marketing and facilities.

First Financial is a 151-year-old bank with $6.4 billion in assets and $4 billion in loans. The bank operates 110 banking centers, and has a wealth management department with $2.5 billion in assets.

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