Management

Lars B. Eller

President & CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. & Farmers & Merchants State Bank

Mr. Eller joined The Farmers & Merchants State Bank as its President and Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. and The Farmers & Merchants State Bank in September 2018. He assumed the additional position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on February 1, 2019 upon the retirement of the then current President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Eller has a Master’s of Business Administration degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and an undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked as a consultant for Cambridge Savings Bank. In 2013, he joined Royal Bank of America as Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer. Royal Bank of America was a publicly held community bank based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which was acquired in 2017. Previous banking experience includes serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at Clarity Advantage Corporation; Senior Vice President of Retail Banking for TD Bank in Pennsylvania, Head of National Sales for U.S. Wealth Management at TD Bank, leadership roles at National City Bank in Cleveland, Youngstown, and Dayton; and starting his banking career with TD Bank Financial Group working his way through the ranks as a management trainee to an area manager.

Having recently relocated to Northwest Ohio, Mr. Eller has extensive experience at both large national and regional banks, as well as community banks. He is able to provide knowledge and expertise to the Board regarding executive management, sales and marketing, retail banking, bank mergers and acquisitions, human resource management, executive officer compensation and incentives, strategic planning, and shareholder relations. He is a member of the Executive Committee. He serves on the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, is a Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America, is a member of the Bryan Rotary Club, and a Toledo Museum of Art Director Circle Crystal Member. District 1Representative for OBL Board.

Barbara Britenriker

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (Farmers & Merchants Bancorp) and Executive Vice President/Chief Retail Banking Officer

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Edward Leininger

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Rex Rice

Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer

Katrina DeGroff

Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (Farmers & Merchants State Bank)

Shalini Singhal

Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer

Benét Rupp

Senior Vice President/Chief People Officer

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Phillip Lucas

Senior Vice President/Regional President

David Gerken

Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Banking Manager

Amy L. Cover

Vice President/Marketing Manager