Community First Bank’s COO Receives Service Member Patriot Award

Bea Wiles, Chief Operating Officer at Community First Bank of Indiana (CFB), has been honored with the Service Member Patriot Award for her support of CFB’s Compliance Officer, James Davis, who is an active member of the Army National Guard. The award was presented on Wednesday, June 8 by David Shearer who represented Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), which is a Department of Defense agency that seeks to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.

“Having to take time away from work for military obligations can be stressful, but Bea and the bank make it easier than I ever expected. I really appreciate the entire team’s willingness to cover my tasks and action items in my absence. I’m grateful to be encouraged to excel in my military career and share some of these skills with our team. I’m really honored to work for such a supportive company,” said Davis.

The Service Member Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

Wiles shared, “CFB supports all of our employees, especially our military personnel. I appreciate the values, leadership, and skills James brings to our organization. I feel that being supportive and flexible is a win-win for the Bank, James, and the Military.”


About the bank: Community First Bank (CFB) was chartered in 2003 in Kokomo, Indiana and is committed to keeping outstanding customer service, local decision-making, and relationship-building at its core. The locally owned and operated bank currently has branches in Indianapolis, Kokomo, Westfield, and Noblesville. CFB has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for 8 consecutive years by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Additional information can be found at MEMBER FDIC, Equal Housing Lender

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