Claus added as new VP and loan officer at SVB&T

Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company announced John Clauss as a new vice president and commercial loan officer with the company. 

Clauss’s banking career spans more than 30 years in commercial and retail lending. He was also a bank examiner for the State of Indiana Department of Financial Institutions.

Clauss holds a bachelor of science in finance from Indiana University and an associate of science in Banking & Finance from Vincennes University. He is the 2017 recipient of the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBI) of Indianapolis Community Spirit Award and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison Wisconsin.

“I’m ready to hit the ground running and return to serve the banking and financial needs of the communities of Daviess, Martin, and surrounding counties,” said Clauss.” I am committed to Springs Valley’s core values which are reflected in their accomplishments to create beneficial relationships with businesses and entrepreneurs.” 

He is a charter board member and board president of Daviess County CEO (Creating Entrepreneur Opportunities), Treasurer of Washington Powerhouse, and board member of Plainville Housing Corporation. Volunteerism includes Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ohio Valley and Bethel Mall. Clauss was previously involved in Junior Achievement of Daviess County and Catholic Charities of Evansville.

He resides in Dubois County with his wife, Kelly, who is employed with Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Clauss attends Precious Blood Catholic Church. His mother is Margaret Clauss who resides in Washington, Indiana. Margaret’s maiden name is Haller and she is originally from Jasper, Indiana.   

“John Clauss is a seasoned, relationship-driven banker, with over thirty years’ experience, who adds depth to Springs Valley furthering our commitment to provide customer service excellence and quality products and services to the communities we serve,” said Craig Buse, SEVP & CLO.  

Mr. Clauss will be serving Daviess, Martin, and surrounding counties. He can be reached at 812.634.4971 or His primary office is located at the Jasper 1500 Main Banking Center.

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