Board of Directors

Justin Hayes


Justin Hayes is an AVP, Small Business Lending Officer at Lake City Bank, where he has worked since 2014. He was born and raised in Huntington, Indiana, and has lived in northeast Indiana for most of his life. He served seven years in the United States Army Reserve while completing his bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Bank Management Certificate from Indiana University-Fort Wayne. 

Justin has been an active member of YLNI since graduating from the 2016 YLNI Leadership Institute. He co-chaired the Leadership Institute for one year before joining the board in 2018 and serving as the Vice President of Leadership Development for two years. As Vice President of Leadership Development, he championed a multitude of programming, which included Leadership Institute, Next Gen Leadership Institute, High School Leadership Institute, and Ignite Institute along with Power Lunches. 

Justin is also a board member of the Northern Indiana Risk Management Association and enjoys volunteering his time with various committees such as Purdue Fort Wayne’s Top 50 and organizations such as Junior Achievement. He is an active member of the Emerging Leaders Alliance and Indiana Bankers Association Future Leadership Division. 

In his free time, Justin enjoys watching and playing all sports while traveling and spending time with his wife, friends, and family.

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