Lake City Bank Presents 2021 Commitment Award To Kim Hooley

Pictured are David Findlay (L), Lake City Bank president and chief executive officer, with Kim Hooley, senior vice president, credit administration manager. Hooley is the 2021 recipient of Lake City Bank’s Commitment Award. Photo Provided.

Lake City Bank presented Kim Hooley, senior vice president, credit administration manager, with its 2021 Commitment Award at the bank’s quarterly officer meeting.

“This award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond in representing the bank, both internally and externally,” said David M. Findlay, president and chief executive officer. “Kim embodies the true spirit of this award.”

Hooley started her career at Lake City Bank in 2000 as a credit analyst in Warsaw. She has held a management role within the Credit Department since 2003, and most recently was promoted to senior vice president, credit administration manager in January 2020. In that role, she manages the Credit Department, which provides underwriting for commercial loans and commercial portfolio management reporting and tracking, according to a news release from Lake City Bank.

Her teammates who nominated her for the award shared glowing reports of her work, especially in the past two years when she led the charge on the credit side of the bank’s Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan project. Hooley worked countless hours, including evenings and weekends, to make sure the bank’s customers got access to PPP funds and then received forgiveness for those loans, all while still fulfilling her normal job responsibilities and mentoring and developing the individuals she manages.

“Every day Kim tackles challenges with a positive attitude and a willingness to help wherever she’s needed,” Findlay said. “She led by example, both managing the process and working long hours to make sure our customers were able to access PPP loan funding.”

Lake City Bank, a $6.6 billion bank headquartered in Warsaw, is the sixth largest bank headquartered in the state, and the largest bank 100% invested in Indiana. Lake City Bank operates 52 branch offices in northern and central Indiana, delivering technology-driven solutions in a client-centric way to individuals and businesses, the news release states. The bank is the single bank subsidiary of Lakeland Financial Corporation.

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