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    June 28, 2015

    Field & Main Bank announces the retirement of two senior leaders – Chris Melton, president, and Don Chaudoin, senior vice president & senior trust officer.

    Chris Melton has announced that he will retire from Field & Main Bank, effective June 30, after 43 years in the financial services industry. In 2004, Melton joined Ohio Valley Financial Group, which merged with BankTrust Financial to form Field & Main. He began his career at Ohio Valley National Bank as Executive Vice President and was promoted to President three years later.

    Melton’s position will be filled by Phil Dixon from United Fidelity Bank. Dixon has 10 years of experience with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as well as executive-level experience with community banks.

    Regarding Melton’s retirement, Scott Davis, chairman & CEO of Field & Main Bank, said, “Chris’ almost eleven-year legacy at the bank has been most formative, and his commitment to service and credit quality will leave an indelible mark on this organization. Chris brought valued discipline and structure to our lending function and instituted many reforms and loan underwriting process changes that continue to guide us today.”  

    Melton earned a B.S.in business from the University of Southern Indiana in 1972, and he earned a degree at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1987.

    Melton began his career as a bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in 1972, where he served for six years in the Fourth National Bank Region before transitioning to banking. Since 1978, he has served four banks, holding an executive-level position in each, with expertise in credit policy and administration. Throughout his career, he has been a voting member of the board of directors for four financial institutions and secretary to the board at a fifth bank. He has also been involved in many not-for-profit boards. Melton is an executive officer of the USI Foundation and serves as its treasurer and as chairman of the finance committee.

    Melton resides in Henderson, Ky., with his wife, Diana. They have two children and four grandchildren. He plans to relocate to Evansville in retirement.

    Don Chaudoin will retire from his position as Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer at Field & Main Bank, effective July 1, after 40 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the Field & Main team in 2010, then Ohio Valley Financial Group, Chaudoin spent 17 years as Vice President and Manager of Fifth-third Bank and two years as Senior Vice President at Old National Bank. 

    Stepping into the role of Senior Trust Officer is Frank Lewis, previously VP-Investment Officer at Field & Main Bank.

    Regarding Don’s retirement, Davis said, “Field & Main Bank has benefitted from Don’s wisdom, leadership and experience he attained through his exceptional career as a trust officer.” 

    Chaudoin is a 1971 graduate of the University of Louisville, where he earned a bachelor of science in engineering and a bachelor of commerce in management.  

    Chaudoin has served the Evansville community as president of Community One, director of Welborn Foundation, director emeritus of the University of Southern Indiana Foundation and vision council member of Crossroads Christian Church. He is also president of Evansville School Corporation Foundation, president of Evansville Estate and Financial Council, and treasurer of Community Foundation Alliance.

    Upon his retirement, Chaudoin plans to spend time with his family, remain active in his community and church, travel and play golf. Chaudoin resides in Evansville with his wife, Debbie. They have three children and three granddaughters.