Bradley J. Monts, President & Chief Executive Officer
Brad joined HHSB (then Farmer's State Bank) in September of 1990, serving as Loan Officer, Branch Manager, Senior Vice President, Operations Manager, Cashier, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and currently President and CEO. He is a 1986 graduate of Southmont High School and 1990 graduate of Franklin College, earning a Bachelor's degree in Business. In 1994, Brad completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Brad is active in leadership for many local community organizations. He has served the Ladoga Lions Club for over 25 years, is the Treasurer of the Montgomery County Education Foundation, Board President of South Montgomery Community Schools, Treasurer of the Montgomery County Regional Water & Sewer District, a member of the Montgomery County Early Childhood Coalition, Montgomery County Health & Wellness Center Board, and the South Montgomery Dollars for Scholars Golf Outing Committee. In the past, he served as Board member and Treasurer for South Montgomery Youth Football, Board member and President of the South Montgomery Building Corporation, Investment Committee Member for the Montgomery County Community Foundation, Scholarship Committee Member for Hendricks Power, Parent Advisory Council Member for Ladoga Elementary School, and Board Member for Historic Ladoga, Inc. Brad enjoys golf, fishing, and traveling with his wife Karen and children Taylor and Brooke.
William E. Etcheson III, Director of Business Strategy & Chairman of the Board
William E. “Trey” Etcheson III currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and Director of Business Strategy. He joined the bank in 1983 and served as CEO from 1991 to 2020. He attended Purdue University and worked in finance and sales with various organizations prior to joining the bank. Current community service includes the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau and Candles Holocaust Museum and Education Center. He was a life long resident of Montgomery and Putnam Counties until recently moving to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Trent D. Smaltz, Chief Lending Officer
Trent started his banking career in 1989 as a part time teller while still in high school. He started his full-time banking career in 1996. He joined HHSB, then Farmer's State Bank, in October of 2004, serving as Director of Business Development, and currently serves on the bank's executive leadership team as Chief Lending Officer. He is a 1990 graduate of Greencastle High School. His professional studies include being a 2000 graduate of Perry School of Lending at Central Michigan University and a 2013 graduate of The Barrett School of Banking at Christian Brothers University in Memphis Tennessee. Trent is active in local community organizations. He currently serves as President of the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County. He serves as a member of the grant committee for the Montgomery County Community Foundation, Montgomery County Merit Board, and the Ladoga Library, and is also a member of the Crawfordsville Rotary Club. Trent enjoys hunting, fishing and vacations with his wife Cindy and kids Hannah, Abby and John.
J. Blake Zachary, Chief Technology Officer
Blake joined HHSB in 2015 as Vice President - Information Technology, joining the executive leadership team as CTO in 2020 to help develop and implement strategic key initiatives for the bank. He brings over 25 years of experience in technology leadership and governance, with primary IT responsibilities at the bank of project management, information security, network infrastructure, systems administration, internal support, and vendor relationship management. A Montgomery County native, he attended Ladoga Elementary School, graduated from Southmont High School with academic honors, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 2003. Prior to banking, Blake owned and operated his own technology services company, served as IT Director for two public school districts, and held positions in IT management in the private sector. He served as board member and President of the non-profit organization HECC, Indiana’s largest professional association of educational technology leaders. During this time, Blake was appointed to the state commissioned e-Learning Leadership Cadre to strengthen high-yield instructional technologies for Indiana schools and earned the CoSN CETL certification for technology leadership. In 2020, he earned the CCBTO technology leadership certification from the Independent Community Bankers Association. Blake enjoys traveling to new places around the world and resides in Ladoga with his daughter Evelyn.
Zach Hockersmith, Chief Financial Officer
Zach Hockersmith has been with HHSB since 2010 serving as Loan Officer, Branch Manager, AVP of Retail, and VP Controller prior to joining the executive leadership team as CFO in 2021. He chairs the bank’s Asset Liability Committee and is a member of the ESOP Committee. Zach grew up in Montgomery County attending North Montgomery High School before going to Indiana Wesleyan University graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics. He is a member of Rock Point Church and is involved as a treasurer and board member of the Montgomery County Medical Care Trust. He also serves on the Montgomery County Community Foundation board and is the Chairman of their Investment Committee and is on the Finance/Audit Committee. Zach is also active in the Indiana Bankers Association and is a member of the Future Leadership Division Advisory Board. Outside of work, Zach enjoys the outdoors and resides in Crawfordsville with his wife, Casey, and their two sons, Hudson and Camden.
Jamie McCumber, Senior Vice President - Deposit Operations
Jamie began her career in 1991 at Linden State Bank, later merging with Farmers State Bank to become HHSB. She currently oversees our Deposit Operations team, is an active member of the Compliance and IT Committees, and helps to lead overall bank strategic initiatives and core banking systems. She is from the Montgomery County area and attended North Montgomery High School. Jamie received her Associates Degree in Banking and Finance from Vincennes University. She currently resides in Crawfordsville with her husband Brad and is a proud mother of two daughters, Jessica and Brandi. Outside of the bank, Jamie enjoys all types of racing and spending time with her family.
April Smekens, Assistant Vice President - Underwriting
April joined HHSB in 2017, bringing over 20 years of combined banking experience with her. She began her time here as our Ag/Commercial Underwriting Assistant developing into her role of Underwriting Manager. She has a degree in professional accounting, and has completed multiple lending certifications. She is currently working with various members of underwriting and lending to bring together Underwriting, Portfolio Management, loan documentation and other areas to ensure a seamless experience between the underwriting process and the loan closing process. April is a Montgomery county resident. She enjoys spending time with her family, trail riding, gardening, and volunteering with local organizations.
Jeff Kiger, Assistant Vice President - Commercial/Ag Lender
Jeff joined HHSB as an Ag/Commercial Lender in January of 2020. He got his start in Banking after spending 15 years in the wholesale Direct Store Delivery industry, serving in various sales and management roles at Edy’s Ice Cream and later Nestle Foods. Jeff has lived in Putnam County the majority of his life, graduating from North Putnam High School in 1988. He enrolled in the Aviation Flight program at Vincennes University earning his Commercial Pilots License, Instrument Rating and Certified Flight Instructor certificate. He graduated from Western Governor’s University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Business and later completed courses at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in 2017. Jeff has been active in various local organizations including the Putnam County Board of Aviation Commissioners and the Putnam County Community Foundation, serving on the Board as well as Chair of the Financial Committee. He is currently the Bainbridge Town Council President and a member of the Bainbridge Lion’s Club. Jeff enjoys fly fishing, flying, and spending time with his wife Michelle and grown children Bethany, Chelsey, and Noah.
Jordan Burkett, Assistant Vice President - Commercial/Ag Lender
Jordan joined HHSB in 2017 as a commercial and agriculture lender. Although HHSB was his fist banking experience, he brought Agriculture sales experience from prior experience in the Ag Retail sector. Jordan in a Montgomery County native that graduated from South Montgomery High School before attending Purdue University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management and completed the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. While at Purdue Jordan was also a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. In 2019, Jordan became one of our first Accredited Banking Professionals at HHSB and was also a graduate of the Indiana Bankers Association Agricultural Banking School in 2018. Aside of banking Jordan also serves as the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Board Treasurer, a member of the Montgomery County Plan Commission, and previously served on the North Montgomery FFA Board and Montgomery County 4-H Board. When he is not giving his time back to the community he enjoys working out, spending time with his family, helping on the family farm and traveling when he can.
Josh Foxworthy, Assistant Vice President - Commercial/Ag Lender
Josh has been with HHSB since 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of farm financing. He graduated from Purdue University, earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. Josh resides on his family farm near Hillsboro with his wife Rachel and their four children, Gracie, Luke, Eli, and Drew. When he is not hunting or fishing, he spends his time serving on various school and community boards and committees go to first have.
Nikki Keller, Assistant Vice President - Loan Operations
Nikki began her banking career in 2007 as a teller and later working into a supervisory role. She joined HHSB in 2012 as an Agriculture-Commercial underwriting assistant, transitioning to consumer underwriting and later commercial and agriculture underwriting. Nikki was promoted to Operations Department Manager in 2017 and Assistant Vice President in 2021. Her current duties are leading the loan operations team, maintaining the escrow portfolio, preparing for loan audits and exams, and helping to ensure the bank's loan portfolio conforms to internal standards and regulations. Nikki is a lifelong Crawfordsville area resident, where she currently resides with her husband Aaron and two sons Jaron and Griffin. She enjoys golfing, crafting, and making memories with her kids. Nikki is a member of the Indiana Bankers Association Future Leadership Development program.
Cody Hargis, Assistant Vice President - Retail & Leadership Development
Cody oversees and leads our 6 traditional branches, virtual branch, retail business development and training. Cody is from Ladoga where he graduated from Southmont High School in 2007. He received his A.A. in General Studies from Ivy Tech Community College. Cody joined HHSB in 2019 and has been in banking since 2009. Over the years, Cody earned certificates in relationship selling, team coaching, and team development. In 2020, Cody was named the Rising Star, Young Professional of the Year for the Crawfordsville Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. When Cody is not at the bank, he is spending time with his wife, Kandora and their two kids, Liam and Lilah. Cody also enjoys being involved in the community and giving back. He has been involved with Crawfordsville Main Street since 2014 where he has served as a committee member, board member, treasurer, and President. He also serves as a board member for Trinity Christian School and is the Pastor for Parkersburg Christian Church. He has volunteered with several other community organizations throughout the past 15 years, some of which include Montgomery County United Fund, General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Pam’s Promise, and HUB Ministries.