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Civista Bank Adds Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chief Human Resources Officer to Board


Civista Bancshares Inc., the Sandusky-based holding company for Civil Bankadded Lorina Wise, director of human resources at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to its board.

On the nine-person board, Wise replaces Tom Depler, who retired from the board in April.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to add a Director with Lorina Wise’s experience,” Cavista CEO Dennis Shaffer said in a statement. “She will bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will be invaluable as Cavista continues to grow.”

Civista reported total assets of approximately $3 billion as of June 30, 2022.

In terms of recent growth, the bank completed a $50.2 million acquisition in the Toledo market in July with the acquisition of Napoleon-based Comunibanc Corp., the parent company of Henry County Bank.

“I look forward to taking on this new role as a director with an organization, board and management team that represent the highest standards in the banking industry,” added Wise.

Here’s how the bank describes Wise’s journey: Ms. Wise, currently Director of Human Resources at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has also served as Assistant General Counsel, Assistant General Secretary and Associate General Counsel. From January 2009 to June 2012, Ms. Wise was Senior Director of International Human Resources and Enterprise Risk Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Wise served for 10 years as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer and Children’s Community Pediatrics and Corporate Secretary and Associate Counsel at UPMC Children’s Pittsburgh Hospital. Ms. Wise also served as an assistant attorney for the City of Pittsburgh for six years. Ms. Wise graduated in 1981 from Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1984 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Ms. Wise resides in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and has served on the boards of the Central Ohio YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Depler received $31,011 in compensation for his service on the board in 2021, according to company filings.