ONB Announces Changes to Risk Department Leadership Team

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  • Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams will join Old National as Director of Security
  • Fraud Manager Sherry Meeks promoted to Operational Risk Director

EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Old National (Nasdaq:ONB) announced a restructuring of the company's Risk Department, which will lead to the creation of two new positions: Director of Security and Operational Risk Director.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams, whose term was slated to end later this year, has accepted the new role of SVP, Director of Security, effective May 27, 2014. In this new role, he will be responsible for Old National's Business Continuity Planning, Insurance Risk Management and Physical Security.

"Eric not only brings more than two decades of law enforcement expertise to his new role, he is also a community-focused individual who truly embodies the Old National values," said Old National Chief Risk Officer Candice Rickard. "We believe his addition raises the bar on our corporate commitment to security, and we are very excited to welcome him to our team."

A resident of Vanderburgh County, Williams graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Business. He has served in the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office for more than 20 years and was elected Sheriff of Vanderburgh County in 2007. He is currently serving his 2nd term. Williams is very active in the Evansville community. Among the boards he currently serves on are Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, Red Cross, Leadership Evansville, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Marian Education Outreach, and the University of Southern Indiana Foundation.

Old National Fraud Manager Sherry Meeks has been promoted to SVP, Operational Risk Director. In her new role, which takes effect on May 5, 2014, Meeks will add responsibility for Old National's Information Security team to her current Fraud Management duties and responsibilities.

"Sherry has done an outstanding job as our Fraud Manager, and I am confident that she will excel in this expanded role," said Rickard. "She is an outstanding leader who understands the Old National risk culture extremely well."

In 2009, Meeks returned to Old National as Information Security Manager after initially serving the company in a variety of auditing and analysis roles from 1987-95. She also served as Internal Audit Manager for Integra Bank from 2006-09. In the fall of 2011, Meeks assumed the role of Fraud Manager for Old National. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern Indiana, and completed the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management in 2009. She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

About Old National

Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq:ONB) is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana. With $9.5 billion in assets, it ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the United States. Since its founding in Evansville, Ind., in 1834, Old National has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with its clients. Today, Old National's footprint includes Indiana, Western Kentucky and Louisville, Southern Illinois and Southwestern Michigan. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, wealth management, investments and brokerage, Old National owns Old National Insurance, one of the 100 largest brokers in the nation. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.

CONTACT: ONB Media Contact: Kathy A. Schoettlin - (812) 465-7269/(812) 319-2711

Source:Old National Bancorp