April 9 - The Missouri Independent Bankers Association has added Matthew S. Ruge as executive director. He succeeds Jerry Sage, the MIBA's CEO, who will continue with the assocation as senior executive director until his retirement in 2014.
Ruge's 20-year career in senior management at FMB Bank in Wright City, Mo., and his background as a third-generation community banker will serve him well in the new position.
Ruge will be relocating to the association's Liberty, Mo., headquarters. FMB Bank will continue its tradition of community banking service under the management and control of Ruge's family.
The Missouri Independent Bankers Association is the exclusive advocate for community bankers and their customers on legislative, regulatory and consumer issues.