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Member Name
John L. Bookmyer
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Investment Committee
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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.
Stephen L. Boomer
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Executive Committee Appointment
Corporate Governance Committee
Trust Committee
Permanent Member of Executive Committee
First Insurance Group Board
Risk Committee
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Mr. Boomer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Arps Dairy, Inc., a processor and distributor of dairy products located in Defiance, Ohio. Mr. Boomer joined the First Defiance board in 1994. He was appointed to Vice Chairman of the board in January 2006. He is member of Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Succession Planning Committee, Trust Committee and First Insurance Group Board.
Douglas Burgei, D.V.M.
Committee Name
Corporate Governance Committee
Investment Committee
Risk Committee
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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.
Peter A. Diehl
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Corporate Governance Committee
Risk Committee
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Mr. Diehl has been a Director of First Defiance since 1997. Mr. Diehl is a retired business owner. He is member of the Audit Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Succession Planning Committee.
Donald P. Hileman
Committee Name
Investment Committee
Risk Committee
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Donald Hileman is the Chief Financial Officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. A graduate of Heidelberg College with a bachelor’s degree and an MBA, Hileman has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years, most recently as a Corporate Controller. Hileman is a licensed Health and Life Insurance Agent and has also completed Banking School in Madison, Wisconsin. He will be responsible for the overall management and business development of First Insurance Group, with a focus on administration, sales promotion and new business initiatives. Hileman is an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Defiance, is a member of Financial Executives Institute and Financial Managers Society, and has served as a United Way Team leader in Defiance. Hileman and his wife Elizabeth have three adult children and reside in Defiance.
Jean A. Hubbard
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Risk Committee
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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.
Barbara A. Mitzel
Committee Name
Corporate Governance Committee
Investment Committee
Trust Committee
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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.
James L. Rohrs
Committee Name
Executive Committee Appointment
Investment Committee
Trust Committee
Permanent Member of Executive Committee
First Insurance Group Board
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Mr. Rohrs was named President and Chief Executive Officer at First Federal, Defiance, Ohio in January of 2009.

A Hamler, Ohio native, Rohrs began his banking career with Huntington National Bank in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1972. He began his career in consumer lending and advanced to become the senior business development and credit officer responsible for the bank’s Northwest Ohio region, which consisted of 25 banking offices in the Toledo area. Subsequently, he was promoted to Northwest Ohio regional president.

In 1994, Rohrs was promoted to Business Banking Product Manager for Huntington’s entire small business market segment. In this capacity, he managed marketing, product development, and the credit approval process for companies with annual sales up to $10 million. In August 1999, Rohrs was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Rohrs currently serves on the Board of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio. He has also served in many community leadership roles with organizations such as the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Defiance County, the American Heart Association Heart Walk, Defiance Rotary Club, Kettenring Country Club, and Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamler, Ohio.

Rohrs is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Finance/Credit Management, a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking, and a graduate of the Ohio School of Consumer and Commercial Credit.

William J. Small
Committee Name
Executive Committee Appointment
Investment Committee
Trust Committee
Permanent Member of Executive Committee
First Insurance Group Board
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Mr. Small first became affiliated with the thrift business in 1978 when he joined First Federal Bank as an assistant branch manager. He was promoted to company vice president and transferred to the main office in 1979. He served in this position until 1987 when he assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of the Hicksville Building, Loan and Savings Company. In 1994, he returned to First Federal Bank as senior vice president. He was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1996 and chairman and chief executive officer, First Federal Bank and president, chairman and chief executive officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. in January, 1999. Prior to 1978, Bill was affiliated with the Napoleon Products Company of Napoleon, Ohio and Siena Heights College of Adrian, Michigan.

Mr. Small served on the Federal Reserve Board's Thrift Advisory Committee from 2002 through 2004, serving as its chairman in 2004. He is on the Board of the America Bankers Association, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and is past chairman of The Ohio League of Financial Institutions and Ohio Bankers League. An active citizen in his community, he is president of the Defiance Area Foundation, past president and board member of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, the Defiance City Schools Foundation and the Defiance Area YMCA. He is a trustee of The Defiance College, and is a member of the Defiance Rotary Club, Kettenring Country Club and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Currently residing in Defiance, Bill attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in sociology and business administration from Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan in 1973. He and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of three children.
Samuel S. Strausbaugh
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
First Insurance Group Board
Risk Committee
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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.

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