Jack A. Hartings is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national trade association that exclusively represents community banks.
President and CEO of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio, Hartings has served ICBA and the community banking industry for many years and is a member of the Executive Committee and board of directors. He was ICBA chairman for 2015-16. Currently, he serves as vice chairman of the Nominating Committee and as a member of the Policy Development Committee. Previously, he served as an ICBA state director, chairman of ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board and member of virtually every ICBA standing committee. He also served as ICBA’s treasurer from 2010 to 2012 and was a member of the ICBA Services Network board of directors.
Hartings currently serves as a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Advisory Committee on Community Banking. Previously, he was a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Bank Advisory Council, a board member of the Ohio Banking Commission, a member of the Federal Reserve Small Bank Advisory Board, and an executive director, chairman and board member of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio.
He has testified on community banking issues before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee and Ohio Senate Ways and Means Committee.
Hartings has been active in his community and serves as treasurer for the Grand Lake/Mercer County Development Corp. and is a board member of the Business Enterprise Center Lake Campus. He has served as president of the Coldwater Chamber of Commerce, president of the Coldwater Kiwanis Club, trustee, president of the Community Improvement Corp of Mercer County and treasurer of the Coldwater Sesquicentennial Committee and Community Picnic Association. He was awarded the Citizen of the Year by the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce for 2016.
Hartings received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a past instructor for the Principles of Banking at Wright State University.
He lives in Coldwater, Ohio, with his wife, JoAnn.