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First IB Chairman David Becker To Chair Statewide Technology Organization
David Becker, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of First Internet Bank of Indiana (First IB), will serve as 2003 Chairman of TechPoint, an organization designed to serve Indiana's technology-related industries. He will assume his responsibilities while remaining active in his role at First IB.
The result of a January 1, 2003 merger between the Indiana Information Technology Association (INITA) and the Indiana Technology Partnership (ITP), TechPoint will combine advocacy, economic development, and member services and programming. Its board of directors has been drawn from areas around the state and represents companies from several technology industries, as well as academia, government, and firms and organizations that work with technology companies.
Becker's 20 years of experience in Indiana technology initiatives played a key role in his appointment. "We could not ask for a better person to lead this new organization than David Becker," said Donna Gastevich, current president of INITA. "TechPoint and the entire technology community will benefit from his extensive business successes, his understanding of the state's technology issues, and his energy and enthusiasm." Gastevich will become president of TechPoint.
Having served on the boards of both ITP and the INITA Foundation, Becker is familiar with the work of both organizations and is anxious to further those endeavors at TechPoint. "At a time when there is tremendous focus and attention on the technology sector, TechPoint has the opportunity to be a unified voice for technology-related initiatives throughout the state," Becker said.
About David Becker
David Becker has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of First IB since its inception. Becker has a history of entrepreneurial endeavors: In 1981, he founded re:Member Data Services to provide electronic data processing services to credit unions throughout the United States. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of re:Member Data Services as well as re:Member Data Services International, Inc. In 1992, Becker founded re:Member Marketing, a full service advertising agency for credit unions. In 1995, Becker founded AmeriCard Services and continues to serve as its CEO. AmeriCard provides card processing services to financial institutions. Also in 1995, Becker founded Virtual Financial Services, Inc. (VIFI), which provided Internet services to financial institutions and corporations. Becker sold re:Member Marketing in 1997 and VIFI in 2002.
About First IB
With $279 million in assets, First Internet Bank of Indiana is the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution to operate solely via the Internet and has customers in all 50 states. Services include interest-bearing checking accounts, regular and money market savings accounts with industry-leading interest rates, CDs, IRAs, credit cards, and check cards that can be used instead of cash or checks. First IB also offers personal lines of credit, installment loans, unique real-time transfers between accounts, and the ability to display checking, savings and loan information on a single screen. First IB is a privately capitalized institution with over 400 private and corporate investors.