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Mr. Baumeister joined Farmers & Merchants State Bank in 2019 as Senior Vice President/Commercial Banker managing the F&M commercial banking team in the Eastern Ohio market. In 2021, Brett was promoted to Senior Vice President/Regional President of F&M’s Southern Ohio market.
Brett has over 30 years of commercial banking experience. He studied finance at the University of Toledo and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.
Brett has been active in various community organizations, including the United Way, Chamber of Commerce and YMCA. In 2016, he was named Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year.
Ms. Britenriker is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Farmers & Merchants Bancorp. In January of 2019, she handed over the role as the CFO for The Farmers & Merchants State Bank and took on the responsibility to head the transformation of the retail division by becoming the Chief Retail Banking Officer. She has been employed by the Bank for 35 years, beginning in the new accounts department and progressing through operations to become the Comptroller and then the CFO. She is responsible for SEC compliance and reporting and enjoys the interaction with investor calls and reviewing merger possibilities to expand the franchise.
Ms. Britenriker has served on many Boards such as Financial Women International. She has filled many positions during her association with FWI including a past Maumee Valley Group and District of Ohio President. Her time is spent involved in many other organizations – she currently serves as a trustee for Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Junior Achievement of Archbold Board member, Past President of Rotary Club of Archbold and Archbold Athletic Boosters. She is also active in her religious community, St. Peter’s of Archbold, having served on the finance committee, as an education instructor and an active Eucharistic minister.
As a graduate of Defiance College, Ms. Britenriker received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Mathematics with Computer Science and Business Administration. She received her Master of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from the University of Toledo. She is a graduate of the Ohio Bankers Association School of Banking and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wisconsin.
Ms. Britenriker was raised in New Bremen, Ohio and met her husband at college and has resided in Stryker, Ohio since then. Their three children live in the surrounding areas and have blessed them with eleven grandchildren who keep them busy attending local events.
Ms. Cover joined F&M in 2009 as the Marketing Assistant. Amy was appointed an Officer of the Bank in 2012. In 2019, she was promoted to her current position as Vice President/Marketing Manager and joined the executive team.
Amy earned both a Master’s of Business Administration degree and an undergraduate degree from Defiance College. She is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. While attending the Graduate School of Banking, she also received an Executive Leadership Certificate through the University of Wisconsin School of Business.
Ms. Cover is active with the Ohio Bankers League, where she served as secretary of the Next Generation Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board of the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce.
Amy resides in Archbold, Ohio with her husband and their four children.
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 Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. on February 1, 2019 upon the retirement of the then current President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Eller has a Master 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 can 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.