Greenville Federal President & CEO John Schipfer receives warm welcome

I joined a great team and it has been a blessing to come back ... John Schipfer

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Greenville Federal President and CEO John Schipfer visits with well wishers at open house in his honor. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Greenville Federal welcomed the bank’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, John Schipfer with an open house at Turtle Creek’s 19TH Hole Restaurant. Schipfer’s appointment was effective June 5, 2023.

“It’s been exciting to get reconnected with the community,” said Schipfer. “The people are hard-working and exciting to get back to where I grew up. It has been heartening to recognize a lot of people and get connected.”

“I’m glad to help the community,” Schipfer added. “We have a great team here. I joined a great team and it has been a blessing to come back. One of the things we want to try and do is hire local and help grow in Darke County and Miami County.”

Schipfer brings 28 years of banking experience to Greenville Federal having most recently served as Chief Information Officer at Telhio Credit Union with accountability leading Enterprise Risk Management, Information Technology, Information Security, and project management, with a strong focus on governance and strategic planning.

Before joining Telhio Credit Union, Schipfer was associated with PNC Financial Services Group, Columbus, Ohio in a variety of senior leadership positions with responsibility for the bank’s technology and risk management governance.

John and Marlo Schipfer. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Schipfer is married to Marol Schipfer and is the son of Marty and Dan Schipfer of Greenville.  He is a 1990 Greenville Senior High School graduate, a 1994 graduate of Wittenberg University, and received his MBA at Franklin University.

“Mom and Dad are doing healthy and they travel quite a bit with my brother (Matt) out in Colorado and Dan in Kansas City,” he stated. “They seem to be more active – I thought dad retired but he still stays pretty active and mom volunteers at the hospital.”

Basketball and baseball were Schipfer’s two main sports at GHS although he did try his hand at football playing in junior high. Schipfer played basketball for Coach Fries, Greenville City Schools’ current Superintendent in his first season at Greenville.

“I followed a lot of the path of my brother Dan,” Schipfer noted. “He was basketball, baseball, did football as well.”

After graduation from GHS Schipfer went on to a successful baseball career with the Wittenburg University Tigers.

“I went on to college and I was going to do both (basketball and baseball) but it was just too much to do at a four-year college,” he said. “The baseball program had great success at Wittenberg. Our team record was broken last year but our team had the most wins for 20+ years – a great experience.”

Schipfer coached college baseball for a year at California University in Pennsylvania.

“I met my wife, Marlo, she was two years into Wittenberg so when I was a senior and knew right then it was time to find a job to get a ring and some other things,” Schipfer said. “I came back to Greenville to buy my ring at Wieland Jewelers.”

Marlo Schipfer now serves as Mechanicsburg Middle School Principal.

“The timing was right because our girls are in college and have moved on,” said Schipfer. “The timing was perfect to be able to take on a challenge where we both were able to be committed to it.”

(L-R) Brad Gettinger, Greenville Federal IT Security Director; John Schipfer, Greenville Federal President and CEO; Marlo Schipfer and Annette Baker, Greenville Federal Senior Vice President. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Schipfer started his banking career at Huntington Bank spending 3-4 years there and then went to National City.

“National City was a great company, good culture and we were bought in 2009 through the bank crisis with EMC and had a strong career there,” Schipfer said. “Just recently, when Greenville Federal contacted me I was the CIO for Telhio Credit Union in Columbus. That was a little different experience going to the credit union side.”