Jessica Carroll, CEO of The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown, has been named 2018 Woman of the Year by the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). This inaugural award was presented at the IBA Banking on Women Conference in Indianapolis in November. Award criteria were professional excellence, community outreach, and the ability to help lift other women to succeed.
Carroll was named CEO of The New Washington State Bank in July, making her the first female in the bank’s 110-year history to serve in the top leadership position. She has been with the bank for 18 years, starting part-time as a college student, and since serving as assistant controller, risk officer and chief operating officer.
Within The New Washington State Bank, Carroll co-developed the woman-only Emerging Leaders Program, and she champions for women in the community through the Professional Women’s Network and the Power of the Purse support system. She is active with Clark County Purdue Extension, The Center for Women and Families Southern Indiana partnership council, and the New Washington High School Alumni scholarship committee.
A member of the IBA Future Leadership Division advisory board, Carroll is a graduate of Hanover College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Additionally, she and her family manage a 1000-acre farm.
Three individuals nominated Carroll for the award; as one nominator wrote: “She is a mother, a wife, a sister, and friend to many. She is an awesome example of what women can do in the banking industry.” The Indiana Bankers Association congratulates Jessica Carroll for being named 2018 IBA Woman of the Year.