– USA, IN – Home Financial Bancorp (OTCQB: HWEN) today announced that, effective immediately, Denise A. Sudol and Darrell W. White have been appointed as directors of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Our Community Bank. Mr. White was appointed to fill the vacancy on the board of directors created by the death of Gary M. Monnett, who died January 7, 2015. He will serve the remainder of Mr. Monnett’s term, or until 2017. The board also voted to increase the number of its members from six to seven, and to appoint Ms. Sudol to fill the resulting vacancy. She will serve for a term that expires at the 2015 annual meeting of the Company’s shareholders and will stand for election at that meeting for a full three-year term that will expire in 2018.
Mr. White is a native of Spencer, Indiana and graduated from Spencer High School. He earned a Bachelor degree in 1969 and a Masters degree in 1972 from the Indiana University School of Education. He then worked for nine years as a junior high and high school science teacher, including at Owen Valley High. He subsequently worked for more than 23 years as a product manager, field sales manager and in other positions with medical device manufacturers Van-Tec and Boston Scientific, and from 2008 until 2012, as general manager of Metro Rapid Prototyping in Noblesville, Indiana. Since 2012, Mr. White has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Owen County Family YMCA. He and his wife Loretta live in the Spencer area.
Ms. Sudol, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, has lived in the Spencer area since 2009 and has owned property in the area since 2003. Since 1990, she worked in a family business in Jacksonville focusing on real estate and property development, and also spent time during that period traveling the United States and the Caribbean performing as a stand-up comedian. She and her husband Mike serve on the board of Spencer Main Street, which focuses on beautifying and revitalizing Spencer. They also own the Agricultural Epitomist Apartments on South Main Street in Spencer and The Dragonfly Gallery, which will open in Spencer in September. They are the parents of four children.
In commenting on the appointment of the new directors, Kurt D. Rosenberger, the President of Home Financial Bancorp, said: “We are delighted to add Denise and Darrell to our board. As a community bank, we want to be actively engaged in the business and public activities in Spencer and the surrounding area. We believe that adding Denise and Darrell, who are so active in our community, as directors helps us achieve this goal.”
Home Financial Bancorp and Our Community Bank, an FDIC-insured Indiana stock commercial bank, operate from headquarters in Spencer, Indiana, and a branch office in Cloverdale, Indiana.
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