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Centier Bank Promotes Samantha Schilla to Officer of the Bank

April 14, 2021

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. —Michael E. Schrage, CEO and Chairman of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Samantha Schilla to Officer of the bank.

Schilla is the manager at the bank’s Chesterton Downtown branch, and has worked in retail management since 2002. She joined Centier Bank in 2008, serving Chesterton Downtown clients since 2011. She was promoted to branch manager in 2019.

The Purdue North Central graduate resides in Chesterton and serves on the board for Art Barn School of Art, and is a committee member of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as an auxiliary member at the American Legion.

“I aim to continue to serve the great community of Chesterton and be a trusted financial partner to our clients,” Schilla explained. “I love working for a company that encourages involvement in our communities. We truly value our clients, neighbors, and communities and I think it shows.”

Carla Houck, Regional Sales Manager at Centier Bank, said Schilla’s professionalism and leadership have helped develop her team, and is thrilled for her achievement.

“Samantha is an example of what a strong leader looks like, and she continues to serve with a true commitment to Centier’s clients and associates,” Houck said. “I am so proud to recognize her hard work and know she will continue to do great things as an officer of the bank.”

For more information on Samantha Schilla, email,  call 219-926-2131 ext. 3156 or book an appointment at the branch at

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