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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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