Robb Blume, President and CEO of Community First Bank of Indiana, is pleased to welcome Esther Bryant and Adam Pleva to the bank’s Commercial Lending team.
Esther Bryant joined Community First Bank in July as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lender. A graduate of Ball State University, Esther brings 5 years of industry experience with a focus on alternative lending. Through her time working at a nonprofit small business lender, she has developed a deep understanding of SBA 7(a) lending that she looks forward to sharing with her clients. Outside of work, Esther is an avid runner and a former BSU Track and Cross-Country athlete.
Adam Pleva joined Community First Bank in July as Vice President, Commercial Lender. A graduate of Ball State University, Adam brings close to 20 years of industry experience to the team. Throughout his career, he has specialized in the lending needs of a variety of industries nationwide including Insurance Agents/Brokers, Franchise Sales, and more. A proud Eagle Scout and local youth sports volunteer, Adam is thrilled to focus on serving the banking needs of the Hamilton County community he calls home. When not helping businesses with their lending needs, you will find Adam biking, hiking, golfing, and traveling with his family.
Scott Hammersley, Commercial Loan Group Manager at Community First Bank, said, “We are excited to have Esther and Adam join our team. Their expertise and experience, such as with alternative lending, will be a key factor in our future success in Hamilton and Marion Counties. We hire team players with infectious enthusiasm for helping local businesses thrive, and these two definitely align with those values.”

Community First Bank (CFB) was chartered in 2003 in Kokomo, Indiana and is committed to keeping outstanding customer service, local decision-making, and relationship-building at its core. The locally owned and operated bank currently has branches in Indianapolis, Kokomo, Westfield, and Noblesville. CFB has been