German American Announces the Addition of Michael Ritchey to the Shelbyville Business Banking Team

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German American Bank has announced that the financial services team serving the Shelby County business community has grown with the addition of Michael Ritchey. As Vice President, Commercial Banking, he will drive the delivery of German American Bank’s innovative business banking solutions with a focus on client relationships and quality local service.

With over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, Michael specializes in helping businesses achieve their financial goals. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Michael is very active in his community and currently serves as a Board Member for Cornerstone Christian Academy and President of the Greater Louisville Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter.  He lives in Shelby County with his wife, Michelle. They enjoy attending sporting events and watching their two teenage sons play soccer and basketball.   

“We are thrilled that Michael will be joining our Shelbyville commercial lending team.  His talent and expertise strengthens our commitment to being the top provider of business solutions in Shelby County,” states Chris Dew, German American Bank Market President. “We pride ourselves on being a community bank with a focus on solutions tailored to our customers’ needs.  Michael’s passion for helping businesses in his community to thrive makes him a perfect fit for German American Bank.”

“It’s been amazing to see the impact that German American has made and continues to make in Shelbyville and the surrounding area,” states Ritchey. “I look forward to joining this strong team of financial professionals and becoming a trusted resource for individuals and businesses in my community.”

Michael may be contacted at 502-647-5123 or by email at . For more information about German American Business Banking, visit

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