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STAR Financial Bank Hires Two Seasoned Bankers And Promotes Another To Investment Officer

STAR Financial Bank hires a private banker and relationship manager, who bring a combined 55 years of financial/banking experience. Another employee has been promoted to Investment Officer.

Amanda Kinneman joins STAR with more than 25 years of banking and insurance experience. In her role as Private Banker, she will work with individuals in the Fort Wayne area to help achieve their financial goals through loan, deposit, investment and mortgage needs. Kinneman was most recently Business Development Officer in Business Banking at Wells Fargo and has worked in insurance at 1st Source and Hylant Group over the years.

Kinneman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Ball State University. She is on the Board of Directors at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and is active on the Community Advisory and Strategic Planning & Development committees at the Fort Wayne Ballet. She also serves on the program committee at the Building Contractors Association, and is a founding member of the Women’s Business Forum.

Michele Myers joins STAR as a Relationship Manager. She has more than 30 years of financial services experience. She has experience as a Branch Manager for a large bank in the Fort Wayne area and most recently as a Financial Adviser for a small community bank. She held positions over many years at Lincoln Financial and Chase. She has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration & Management from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

David Tracey is being promoted from Research Analyst to Investment Officer within the STAR Wealth Management team, after recently passing the Certified Financial Planner™ exam. Tracey has been a member of the STAR team since 2009 in various roles. He is a volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. Tracey holds a MBA from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne and a Bachelor of Science from Manchester University.

STAR Financial Bank, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is committed to delivering quality financial expertise and distinctive banking solutions to exceed customer expectations. In addition, STAR Private Advisory offers private banking, investment and fiduciary services. STAR Insurance Agency is a full service insurance and annuity provider. STAR has grown to $1.86 billion in assets with 47 locations in central and northeast Indiana. For more information, visit the company’s web site at