Board of Directors

Justin Hayes

Director of the Executive Committee

Justin Hayes is a VP,  Commercial Banking 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 currently fills the role as Director at Large of the Executive Committee . Since joining the board in 2018, he has served as board President for two years and Vice President of Leadership Development for two years.  As President he lead the organization from 2021-2023 in fulfilling their mission and continuing to be a valued voice within the community.  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 the Community Development Corporation. He 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 Indiana Bankers Association Future Leadership Division.

Justin was a 2022 Business Weekly Forty Under 40 recipient as well as the 2019 Purdue Fort Wayne Leadership Impact Award Honoree.

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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