Jessica Higareda appointed as Branch Manager of Centier Bank

Jessica Higareda appointed as Branch Manager of Centier Bank
By: Centier Bank Last Updated: January 31, 2020

MERRILLVILLE, Ind.  -- Michael E. Schrage, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Higareda as Branch Manager of Centier’s Highland Martha Street Branch.

Higareda brings with her 15 years of prior community banking experience, specializing in community relations and participation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from Indiana University Northwest.

Higareda also serves as the treasurer and is an active member of the Sociedad Cultural Civica La Reforma and is a member of the East Chicago Education Foundation. She grew up in north Hammond and currently resides in Portage with her three daughters.

“I am so glad to be part of the Centier family!” she explained. “I strive to lead my team by being their advocate and mentor. Together, we can continue providing world-class banking services to our clients in Highland, and demonstrate what the Centier difference is all about.”

For more information about Jessica Higareda, email  For more information on Centier, visit


About Centier Bank
Centier is the largest, private, family-owned bank in Indiana. Since 1895, Centier has stood firmly behind a "Not For Sale" commitment, pledging to associates, clients, and the communities served that it will continue to preserve independent hometown banking in Indiana. Centier has 64 retail locations, serving in 11 counties with over 900 associates.

Centier Bank was recognized as the #1 Bank in the State of Indiana by Forbes in 2019. Additionally, Centier Bank has been among the top “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and received national attention by American Banker magazine as the Top Best Bank to Work For in Indiana and #6 in the U.S.A. For more information on Centier products and services, visit