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For Immediate Release

Date: July 10, 2015


image001Liberty, MO (July 10, 2015):  Matthew S. Ruge, Executive Director of the Missouri Independent Bankers Association (MIBA) announces the recent hiring of Michelle Lawson.  Lawson has joined MIBA as Director of Operations and begins work Monday, July 13, 2015.


In her new position, Michelle will have a wide range of responsibilities within the association.  “Michelle is well-known and respected in our industry.  She will be an asset to the MIBA,” stated Ruge.


Michelle was previously with Midwest Independent Bank for 18 years.  She was the Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the oversight of the Administration, Human Resources and Marketing departments and served as Board Secretary.  She is a graduate of the Missouri Bankers Association School of Bank Management and a member of the Society of Human Resources.


Missouri Independent Bankers Association is a statewide trade association exclusively representing independent community banks serving over 400 communities across the state.



Matthew Ruge, Executive Director

Missouri Independent Bankers Association

PO Box 1765      Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone 573-636-2751    Email:

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