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Committee Name
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee
Executive Committee Appointment
 Member(s)
VCB Stephen L. Boomer
CB CC William J. Small
Corporate Governance Committee
Investment Committee
Trust Committee
Permanent Member of Executive Committee
First Insurance Group Board
Risk Committee
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
First Insurance Group Board
Risk Committee
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President and Chief Executive Officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank based in Defiance Ohio.

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 before becoming the CFO of First Defiance Financial Corp. and First Federal Bank and the CEO of First Insurance Group.

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 President and CEO of First Federal Bank.
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.
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 banking business in 1978 when he joined First Federal Bank of the Midwest based in Defiance, Ohio. 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 Hicksville, Ohio. In 1994 he returned to First Federal of Defiance as senior vice president. He was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1996 and chairman and chief executive officer, First Federal Bank of the Midwest and president, chairman and chief executive officer of First Defiance Financial Corp. in January 1999. Mr. Small retired from active management of the holding Company and the Bank as of December 31, 2013, but remains Chairman of both entities. He is also currently on the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board.

In recent years, Mr. Small served on the Federal Reserve Board's Thrift Advisory Council from 2002 through 2004, serving as its chairman in 2004. He is past chairman of The Ohio League of Financial Institutions and former board member of the American Bankers Association. An active citizen in his community, he is past president and board member of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, the Defiance City Schools Foundation, and the Defiance Area YMCA and was a trustee of The Defiance College. He is a member of the Defiance Rotary 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.
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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