Joe is a graduate of Transylvania University, where he earned is Bachelor’s degree in European History. He earned his Master of Public Administration from Western Kentucky University as well. Prior to joining German American Bank in 2018, he worked in many roles for the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, most recently as the Executive Vice President. Joe is very active in the Owensboro community, serving on the boards for the RiverPark Center, the Lawrence and Augusta Hager Educational Foundation and the Public Life Foundation. He is an active Junior Achievement volunteer, among many other civic activities. Joe and his wife Haley are members of the First Christian Church. He is an avid runner and reader in his spare time.