Dick Dubé to retire from Old National; Joan Kissel promoted to Chief Audit Executive and Ethics Officer

Posted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Dubé to retire as Chief Audit Executive and Ethics Officer on May 5, 2017
  • Under his leadership, Old National has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies™ by the Ethisphere Institute for five consecutive years (2012-16)
  • Joan Kissel to succeed Dubé as Chief Audit Executive and Ethics Officer; will also join Old National’s Executive Leadership Group

Evansville, Ind.(Nov. 1, 2016) – Dick Dubé, Old National’s Chief Audit Executive and Ethics Officer, and a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Group, has announced that he will retire May 5, 2017.  Dubé joined Old National as General Auditor in 1997, was promoted to Audit and Risk Manager in 1999, and assumed his current role of Chief Audit Executive in 2001.

In 2008, Old National Chairman and CEO Bob Jones tasked Dubé with the additional responsibility of becoming Old National’s first Ethics Officer. Under Dubé’s guidance, Old National has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies™ for five straight years by the Ethisphere Institute. Old National’s corporate culture and adherence to ethics have also been certified by Ethisphere for the past seven years (Ethics Inside Certification™).

“As a servant leader, Dick is well known for his integrity, compassion and team-first approach,” said Old National Chairman and CEO Bob Jones. “I know I speak for countless others in wishing him and his family all the best as they begin this richly earned new chapter. He will be greatly missed.

Andy Goebel, Old National Bancorp Board member and Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee, said he has been extremely fortunate to have worked closely with Dubé for a number of years. “In addition to being a consummate professional who is highly regarded by his peers, Dick has been an outstanding leader of the associates in the internal audit department as well as a valued member of Old National’s executive management team,” said Goebel.

Replacing Dubé as Chief Audit Executive and Ethics Officer, and joining Old National’s Executive Leadership Group, is Joan Kissel. Kissel will transition from her current role as Old National’s Corporate Controller to assume this new role.

A Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, Kissel joined Old National in 2005 as Assistant Controller and was promoted to Corporate Controller a year later. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Vanderburgh Community Foundation.

“Joan has been an integral part of our management team for the past several years, and I have the utmost confidence in her ability to continue the strong success that Old National has experienced under Dick’s leadership,” said Jones.

“Our Board and our company have benefited immensely from Joan’s high standards, knowledge and dedication as she guided the company’s accounting and financial reporting over the past 10 years,” added Goebel. “We look forward to continuing to work with Joan in her expanded role as Old National’s Chief Audit Executive.”

Dubé’s retirement closes the book on more than 40 years of bank internal audit experience at various financial institutions in Maine, Wisconsin, Ohio, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Development Program at Northwestern University.

Dubé holds several professional certifications including CBA (Certified Bank Auditor); CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor); CRP (Certified Risk Professional) and CFIRS (Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist). He is also a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management Association, Financial Services Auditor Group and Ethics & Compliance Officers Association.

Dubé serves as the Board Chair for the Dunigan Family YMCA, and is an Executive Committee member and a member of the Metro Board of the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana.

About Old National

Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB), the holding company of Old National Bank, is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana. With $14.7 billion in assets, it ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the U.S.  Since its founding in Evansville in 1834, Old National Bank has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients. Today, Old National’s footprint includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, Old National offers comprehensive wealth management, investments and brokerage services. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.