Community First Bank Adds Bob Hickman to Board of Directors

Bob Hickman, Chief Credit Officer of Community First Bank of Indiana, has been appointed to the board of directors of the bank and its holding company, Community First Financial Corporation.

Hickman was selected for board appointment based on his banking expertise, leadership abilities, and his commitment to Community First’s culture and its people. He will also serve on the board credit committee.

“As a founding member of the bank, Bob has dedicated over 20 years to building this organization and has been instrumental in its growth and success. His commitment to developing our employees, dedication to our customers and passion for service have truly made a tangible, positive impact on the communities we serve. It is my great privilege to welcome Bob as a fellow board member,” said Robb Blume, President and CEO of Community First Bank of Indiana.

Hickman received both his Bachelor’s in Marketing and MBA from Western Michigan University, and he has over 30 years of experience in finance and credit. A longtime community servant, he is the immediate past chair and current board member with the Community Foundation of Howard County and a member of the Economic Development Board within the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance. Formerly, Hickman has also served as a board member with Family Services Association of Howard County, a Noon Rotary member, and a volunteer with several organizations including the Kokomo CEO Program, Healthy Families, and the Kokomo Rescue Mission.

To see a full list of the bank’s board of directors, visit

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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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