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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

John L. Bookmyer
John L. Bookmyer
Chairman
John L. Bookmyer Mr. Bookmyer is the Chief Executive Officer of Pain Management Group in Findlay, Ohio. Mr. Bookmyer also is a Certified Public Accountant. He was appointed to the board in February, 2005. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Investment Committee.
Samuel S. Strausbaugh
Samuel S. Strausbaugh
Samuel S. Strausbaugh Mr. Strausbaugh is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of JB & Company, Inc. in Tiffin, Ohio. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in January 2006. He serves on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Succession Planning Committee and the First Insurance Group Board.
Charles D. Niehaus
Charles D. Niehaus
Charles D. Niehaus
Mark A. Robison
Mark A. Robison
Mark A. Robison
Jean A. Hubbard
Jean A. Hubbard
Jean A. Hubbard Mrs. Hubbard is a graduate of Defiance College with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and is also a graduate of the Ohio School of Banking and the ABA School of Human Resource Management. She is currently Business Manager and Corporate Treasurer for The Hubbard Company in Defiance, Ohio, and has more than 30 years of experience in banking. She is a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Succession Planning Committee.
Terri A. Bettinger
Terri A. Bettinger
Terri A. Bettinger
Douglas Burgei, D.V.M.
Douglas Burgei, D.V.M.
Douglas Burgei, D.V.M. Dr. Burgei was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1995. He is a veterinarian practicing in Napoleon, Ohio since 1978. He is member of, Strategic Planning Committee, Succession Planning Committee and Investment Committee.
Thomas A. Reineke
Thomas A. Reineke
Thomas A. Reineke
Barbara A. Mitzel
Barbara A. Mitzel
Barbara A. Mitzel Mrs. Mitzel has a Bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University and is the Area Manager for Consumers Energy in Adrian, Michigan, where she is responsible for community and local government relations in the areas of economic development, public safety, franchise renewals and infrastructure-related work across two counties. She serves on the Corporate Governance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Investment Committee.
Thomas K. Herman
Thomas K. Herman
Thomas K. Herman
Robert E. Beach
Robert E. Beach
Robert E. Beach
Donald P. Hileman
Donald P. Hileman
Donald P. Hileman President and Chief Executive Officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank based in Defiance Ohio. Mr. Hileman was appointed to serve as President and CEO with First Defiance on January 1, 2014. On January 1, 2015, he was appointed to serve as CEO of First Federal Bank. Prior to that, he served as the CFO of First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank and the CEO of First Insurance Group.

Donald Hileman has worked in the financial services industry for more than 40 years. Prior to joining First Defiance in 2007, he served as a corporate controller with Sky Financial Group, Inc., a $19 billion financial services holding company. He previously served as a community bank Chief Financial Officer, and has held various positions in banking.

Executive Management

Donald P. Hileman
Donald P. Hileman
President and CEO - First Defiance Financial Corp.
CEO – First Federal Bank
Donald P. Hileman President and Chief Executive Officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank based in Defiance Ohio. Mr. Hileman was appointed to serve as President and CEO with First Defiance on January 1, 2014. On January 1, 2015, he was appointed to serve as CEO of First Federal Bank. Prior to that, he served as the CFO of First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank and the CEO of First Insurance Group.

Donald Hileman has worked in the financial services industry for more than 40 years. Prior to joining First Defiance in 2007, he served as a corporate controller with Sky Financial Group, Inc., a $19 billion financial services holding company. He previously served as a community bank Chief Financial Officer, and has held various positions in banking.
John R. Reisner
John R. Reisner
Executive Vice President, Legal Counsel and Chief Risk Officer
John R. Reisner Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer of First Defiance and First Federal Bank since September 2013. Prior to joining First Defiance, Mr. Reisner was Managing Director and Principal – Risk Management Division at Austin Associates LLC from April 2008 to August 2013. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel at Sky Bank and Director of Corporate Compliance at Sky Financial Group. Mr. Reisner has worked in the financial services industry for over 35 years.
Sharon L. Davis
Sharon L. Davis
Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources
Sharon L. Davis Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources of First Defiance and First Federal Bank since November 2015. Prior to joining First Defiance, Ms. Davis was Senior Vice President and Human Resources Director at First Community Bank from October 2007 to November 2015. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant Vice President, Senior Human Resources Business Partner for BBVA Compass.
Paul D. Nungester
Paul D. Nungester
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Paul D. Nungester Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since May 2019. Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance and Accounting. Mr. Nungester served as Senior Vice President and Controller at Welltower Inc., a real estate investment trust, where he served in various roles from 2001 until 2018 before joining First Federal Bank. He is a graduate of John Carroll University and earned his MBA at The University of Toledo. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant and graduate of Deloitte’s Next Generation CFO Academy.