S. Joe DeHaven retired from the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) as chief executive officer, effective Dec. 31, 2016. He had joined the Association as president and chief operating officer in 2006, as a result of the merger of the IBA with the Community Bankers Association of Indiana (CBAI), and in 2007 he was promoted to president and CEO; in March 2016, the president’s title was conferred to DeHaven’s successor as part of a leadership transition plan. DeHaven previously had served the CBAI as president and CEO from 1990 through the 2006 merger. He had prior experience as an executive officer of Merchants National Bank of Muncie, now First Merchants Bank, which he joined in 1970. In the banking community, DeHaven served in several past leadership positions: as chairman of the board of trustees of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin; as chairman of the board of trustees of the Herbert V. Prochnow Educational Foundation; as a trustee of the IBA Group Health Insurance Trust; on the New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Board of the Cinnaire Corporation Fund for Housing; as assistant treasurer of the Indiana Legal Foundation; as a member of the advisory council of Friends of Traditional Banking; as a member of the administrative committee of the State Bankers Association Alliance; as a member of the Minority Bank Council of the Independent Community Bankers of America; as chairman of the Council of Community Banker Associations; as a board member of the Independent Community Bankers of America; as a member of the American Bankers Association Government Relations Administrative Council; as a board member of the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corp.; and as president of the board of directors of Family Services of Delaware County. Additionally DeHaven has been a member of the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana; of the American Society of Association Executives; and of the Indiana Society of Association Executives, which honored him as Association Executive of the Year in 2010. A member of the IBA Forty Year Club, DeHaven is a graduate of Ball State University and of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.