Chairman, The Peoples Bank Co., Coldwater, OH
Jack A. Hartings is chairman of the Consolidated Holdings Board and Services Network Board, and is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks.
He is Chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio. Hartings has served ICBA and the community banking industry for many years. He serves on the ICBA Executive Committee, board of directors and Federal Delegate Board.
He serves on the Policy Development and Nominating committees and serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Bank Services Committee. He is also treasurer on the board of ICBA Reinsurance.
Hartings was ICBA chairman in 2015-16 and ICBA treasurer from 2010-12. Hartings has also served as an ICBA state delegate and served on the ICBPAC Committee.
Hartings has served 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 served as co-chairman for the local hospital’s (Mercer Health) building campaign. He 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 as well as for Coldwater Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2020.
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.