Lakeland Financial (LKFN) in Indiana has a new chief executive.

The $3.2 billion-asset company said Tuesday that David Findlay had taken on the post. Findlay, 52, was previously the company's chief financial officer. He will remain Lakeland's president, though Lisa O'Neill will succeed him as CFO on April 24.

Findlay, who joined Lakeland in 2000, succeeded Michael Kubacki, who plans to remain executive chairman until the April 2016 annual meeting. Kubacki was honored as part of American Banker's Best in Banking in 2011.

"Since Lake City Bank was founded 142 years ago, we've established a consistent reputation for community commitment and support that goes well beyond traditional banking services," Findlay said in a press release. "We believe in the values that define a community bank and will continue to adhere to them, while at the same time staying focused on the long term development of value for our shareholders. Our entire team looks forward to continued growth."

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