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Private Banker Profiles

Wendell Bontrager  

Wendell Bontrager

Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

Education: BA in Business Administration, Goshen College, 1991; Leadership Fort Wayne, Class of 2001

Affiliations: Board Member, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce; Board Chair, Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ; Board Member, Christian Services Foundation – FEC Conference; Consultant, Junior Achievement

Employment: Tower Bank, 1999 to date; NBD Bank, 1992-99

E-mail Wendell Bontrager   |  Direct Line: 260.427.7051

Linda Johnston  

Linda Johnston

Vice President, Private Banking Manager

Education: Concentration in Accounting, University of Saint Francis, 1997; Leadership Fort Wayne, Class of 2005

Affiliations: Board Member, SCAN; Volunteer, Junior Achievement

Employment: Tower Bank, 2009 to date; JP Morgan Chase, 1979-2009

E-mail Linda Johnston   |  Direct Line: 260.427.7120


Shelly Meyer  

Shelly Meyer

Assistant Vice President, Private Banking Advisor

Education: BS in Radio/TV/Film, Minor in Marketing with Concentration in Public Relations and Advertising, Indiana State University; Leadership Fort Wayne, Class of 2010

Affiliations: Member, Junior League of Fort Wayne; Member, Vera Bradley Classic Sponsorship Committee; Board Member, Erin’s House for Grieving Children; Ambassador and Volunteer, United Way; Volunteer, Junior Achievement; Volunteer, Fort Wayne Medical Alliance; Mentor, Epic Program at Keith Busse School of Business, University of Saint Francis

Employment: Tower Bank, 2007 to date; Aon Corporation, 1998-2007; First Union National Bank, 1994-98

E-mail Shelly Meyer | Direct Line: 260.427.7192


Tony Patrick  

Tony Patrick

Assistant Vice President, Private Banking Advisor

Education: MBA, University of Phoenix, 2003; BS in Hotel Management, Purdue University, 2001

Affiliations: Steering Committee, Heroes Foundation

Tower Bank, 2013 to date; Patton & Associates, 2004-13; Tristar Hotel Group, 1998-2003

E-mail Tony Patrick  |   Direct Line: 260.427.7135


Kristy Ottingter  

Kristy Ottinger

Officer, Private Banking Advisor

Education: BS in Biology, Minor in Chemical Methods, Purdue University, 2001

Affiliations: Member, IPFW Alumni Association

Employment: Tower Bank, 2010 to date; Salin Bank 2007-10; Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, 2004-07
E-mail Kristy Ottingter   |   Direct Line: 260.427.7035