Civista announces retirement of CEO James Miller and succession plan
Civista Bancshares announced that, effective December 31 James O. Miller will retire as an employee and relinquish his positions as CEO and president of Civista and as CEO of Civista's banking subsidiary, Civista Bank. Miller will continue as chairman of the boards of directors of Civista and the Bank in the capacity of a non-employee director. Because Dennis E. Murray, Jr. will continue in his capacity as lead independent director, the leadership structure of the boards of directors will not change. Dennis G. Shaffer, who is currently executive vice president of Civista and president of the Bank, is expected to replace Miller in his current executive positions as chief executive officer of Civista and its banking subsidiary.