Jack A. Hartings is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization 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. He is vice chairman of ICBA’s Nominating Committee and is the Executive Committee liaison to the Bank Education Committee. As a past chairman, he sits on the Federal Delegate Board and serves on the Policy Development Committee.
Hartings was ICBA chairman in 2015-16 and ICBA treasurer from 2010-12. He was a member of the board for ICBA Services Network and ICBA Bancard. Hartings has also served as an ICBA state delegate and served on the ICBPAC Committee.
Hartings currently serves as a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Advisory Committee on Community Banking. He also 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 co-chairman for the local hospital’s (Mercer Health) building campaign and is a board member of the Business Enterprise Center Lake Campus. He 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.