Northwest Bank's David Heeter Named to Indiana Bankers Association's 2022 Class of Leaders in Banking Excellence

August 12, 2022

Indianapolis, Indiana— David W. Heeter, executive vice president and corporate ambassador/advisor, Northwest Bank, was honored by the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) during a special ceremony in Indianapolis on Friday, August 5, 2022 with the IBA Leaders in Banking Excellence award. As the IBA’s highest honor, the Leaders in Banking Excellence awards recognize the shining stars of the Indiana banking community and celebrates the exceptional bankers that have left their mark in the banking industry, as well as in community service and civic involvement.

“We are extremely pleased that David is being honored by the IBA,” said William Harvey, interim president and CEO, CFO, Northwest Bank. “He is a respected leader and committed banker who has spent his career serving others – this prestigious distinction is a fitting tribute to David and his outstanding work.”

Prior to joining Northwest, Heeter served as president, CEO and director of MutualBank, Muncie and MutualFirst Financial, Inc. until the merger with Northwest Bank in 2020. Heeter is also extremely active in the community and sits on numerous boards and committees within the Muncie community, including the Muncie Community Schools, Habitat for Humanity, Minnetrista, IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians, Community Foundation of Muncie, Muncie Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Muncie Family YMCA and Ball State University Foundation. 

“Over my forty-four-year career in banking, I’ve been blessed to be part of some great institutions and surrounded by outstanding individuals – caring people, who have always worked as a team to better themselves, their customers and their communities,” added David Heeter.

“Banking is an admirable profession that I have been extremely proud to be a part of. I happily accept this honor on behalf of myself and all of those individuals that have supported me along the way.”

A former member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Depository Institution Advisory Council, Heeter was named a Sagamore of the Wabash in 2014. Heeter also served the Indiana Bankers Association as 2014 chairman and is a member of the IBA 40 Year Club. He is a graduate of Ball State University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Currently celebrating its 125th year, the IBA supports Indiana banking through issues advocacy, professional education, and products and services that enhance financial institutions’ ability to help build better communities.

For more information about the IBA Leaders in Banking Excellence Awards and to view all class of 2022 award recipients, visit here.

About Northwest Bank

Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, employee benefits and wealth management services. As of April 19, 2022, Northwest operates 142 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. Northwest Bancshares, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NWBI”). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed online here.