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New board member makes history in Ipava

Ipava State Bank has announced that Kanika Jones, has joined its Board of Directors. Jones is the first African-American male or female to sit on this board. According to CEO and Board Chair Joe Dietz, “Kanika is a highly accomplished leader who brings talent and experience to our Board”, “ her extensive knowledge of the Peoria area will be an asset as we continue to grow our presence in this market.”

Jones has worked as a Program Coordinator/Senior Case Advocate in the Home Energy Auditor Program (HEAP), Job Developer in the Reintegration of Ex-Offender Program, and the 2020 Census Coordinator for Tri-County Urban League, where she has also served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and co-chaired the Strategic Implementation Committee focusing on Branding/Marketing implementation.

Ipava State Bank serves individuals and businesses in Astoria, Canton, Ipava, Lewistown, Peoria Heights, and Washington. The bank has grown from a small number of employees when the bank was first established to over 40 employees today

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