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iAB welcomes Blaufuss, promotes Bates, Arnold

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015

iAB is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Blaufuss as an Agribusiness lender, and the promotions of Kim Bates to assistant vice president and Joel Arnold to Agribusiness officer.

Matt Blaufuss, left, joins the Agribusiness team with over 14 years of experience and a diverse agribusiness lending background. He earned his Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and his Bachelors of Science degree from North Dakota State University. He brings knowledge in all areas of farming, including chemical, fertilizer and seed operations. When not assisting the agribusiness customers of iAB, he enjoys camping, traveling and supporting his daughter’s volleyball team.

Kimberly Bates, center, has been promoted to assistant vice president. Bates is also the branch manager of iAB’s new Bourbon office and has been a devoted member of the team since 1980. She looks forward to finding new and innovative ways to assist customers in reaching their financial goals with the products and solutions that iAB brings to the Bourbon community. When not in the office, she is actively involved in Marshall County 4-H, and enjoys crochet, supporting Indiana University sports and spending time with her two grandsons.

Joel Arnold, right, is now an Agribusiness officer with proven experience in the partnership opportunities between farming operations and iAB agribusiness banking. Arnold is a graduate of Indiana Institute of Technology and was raised working on the family farm. He enjoys learning from his customers and finding new ways to help them grow their farming business. Outside of his work with iAB, he volunteers with the Warren Chamber of Commerce and Campus Life and enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.