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ClearPoint’s George Junker announces retirement; David deGorter named CEO

BATESVILLE, Ind. – After a 38-year business career – with more than 20 years at ClearPoint Federal Bank & Trust – its president, George Junker, is announcing his retirement effective later this year, according to a company news release.

Junker has been with the bank since its formation, managing its growth and development to become one of the leading providers of trust and recordkeeping services in the marketplace. The bank began in six states with a handful of customers, and now serves more than 2,400 funeral home and cemetery locations in 43 states and the District of Columbia.

“As our customers know, this industry is focused on service. I am most proud of our team for the service they have provided to our funeral home and cemetery customers over the years,” Junker said. “It is their dedication to serving our customers that has been at the core of our growth, and will ensure ClearPoint’s continued success. We have a great team of professionals who genuinely care about the work that they do, and although I will miss working with them every day, I am excited for this next step in my life.”

“Everyone at ClearPoint appreciates George’s contributions to the bank over the last two decades. He has worked tirelessly in growing the business, and has more than earned this retirement. We will miss his leadership of the team, but know that he has built a solid foundation from which ClearPoint will continue to thrive,” board chairman Michael Devlin said.

David deGorter, a director of the bank since 2009 and a former president, has joined the senior management team as CEO. DeGorter will be working closely with the current senior management team, including Tim Schoettmer,chief financial officer; Ashlee Theising, vice president trust operations; and Elizabeth Kmiec, vice president trust administration, who will continue to manage the day-to-day activity of the bank.

“I have had the honor and pleasure of working alongside George and his team over the past eight years,” deGorter said. “It is an exciting time to be a part of this industry. ClearPoint is well positioned to continue our growth and industry leadership.”

DeGorter has over 30 years experience in financial services, including time working in the death-care industry, and his knowledge of the bank and its operations will help ensure a seamless transition for bank customers.

ClearPoint Federal Bank & Trust is a federally chartered savings bank based in Batesville, Indiana. ClearPoint is dedicated solely to the funeral home and cemetery industry. Independently owned and operated, ClearPoint has provided customized funeral home and cemetery trust and related services since 1998, which are now available in over 43 states and the District of Columbia. Visit to learn more.

Posted Aug. 22, 2017


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