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Kay Whitaker to Guide First Internet Bank as Chief Financial Officer
First Internet Bank, a premier provider of online retail and business banking services nationwide, is pleased to announce Kay Whitaker has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Whitaker comes to First Internet Bank following five years as CFO at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), where she provided financial oversight for 800 philanthropic funds and 165 investment accounts across multiple portfolios as well as the operations of CICF and affiliates. At CICF, she consistently delivered top quartile investment returns and was named 2012 CFO of the Year in the not-for-profit sector by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Prior to that, Ms. Whitaker was Vice President and CFO/Treasurer at Citizens Energy, where she headed a corporate acquisition, issued debt instruments, and implemented SOX compliance controls. As a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, she advised multi-billion dollar firms on finance operations, governance and enterprise risk management.
“Kay has had phenomenal success guiding organizations through periods of regulatory disruptions and major market shifts,” said David B. Becker, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of First Internet Bank. “I am confident she is the right person to build on the existing strengths of the Bank to catapult us to the next level.”
“I was drawn to the entrepreneurial spirit that lives at First Internet Bank ,” said Ms. Whitaker. “The Bank is in a period of growth and has tremendous potential. I am thrilled to have this chance to steer the company through this sea of opportunity.”
While she has left the non-for-profit sector, Ms. Whitaker will continue to express her love of philanthropy through her continued participation on a number of boards and committees. She currently serves on the advisory board for Grameen America Indianapolis and Treasurer of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership Initiative. Ms. Whitaker was a founding member of the (Indiana University) Kelley School of Business Women’s MBA Advisory Board and has also held advisory roles with Humane Society of Indianapolis, Trinity Episcopal Church and the Indiana Writers’ Center. She is a member of the AICPA and Indiana CPA Society.
A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, Ms. Whitaker received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and her MBA in International Business.
About First Internet Bank
First Internet Bank of Indiana (First IB) is the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution to operate solely via the Internet and has customers in all 50 states. Deposit services include checking accounts, regular and money market savings accounts with industry-leading interest rates, CDs and IRAs. First IB also offers consumer loans, conforming mortgages, jumbo mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, and commercial loans. First IB is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Internet Bancorp (OTCQB:FIBP).
About First Internet Bancorp
First Internet Bancorp, the parent company of First Internet Bank of Indiana, is privately capitalized with over 220 private and corporate investors. First Internet Bank opened for business in 1999. The Bancorp became the parent of the Bank effective March 21, 2006.
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