executive management

James A. Hillebrand, CEO & Chairman of the Board
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Mr. James A. Hillebrand, also known as Ja, has been Chairman of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, since January 1, 2021 and Chief Executive Officer since October 1, 2018. Mr. Hillebrand served as the President of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. and Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company from 2008 until October 1, 2018. He also previously served as Executive Vice President and was responsible for Private Banking and expansion efforts into the Indianapolis and Cincinnati markets. Mr. Hillebrand joined Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company in 1996 and began his career with PNC Bank in 1988. He has been a Director of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. since July 21, 2008, and Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company since 1996. Mr. Hillebrand serves as Board Director at Louisville Downtown Development Corporation. He is a graduate of Bellarmine University.

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Mr. Philip S. Poindexter, also known as Phil, has been the President of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, since October 1, 2018. He served as the Chief Lending Officer of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company from 2008 until October 1, 2018. Mr. Poindexter also served as Director of Commercial Lending from 2004 to 2008. His banking career began in 1989 as Commercial Lender for NCNB Bank (now Bank of America) in South Florida. In 1992, he began working for PNC Bank in Louisville as Corporate Banker. He then moved to Jefferson Bank Banking Co., the predecessor of BB&T in Louisville, KY, in 1994 and served as City Executive, managing all commercial banking functions for the Louisville region. He serves as Director of Greater Louisville Inc. Mr. Poindexter is a graduate of Indiana University.

T. Clay Stinnett, Executive VP, Treasurer & CFO
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Mr. T. Clay Stinnett has been the Chief Financial Officer of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, since May 1, 2019. Mr. Stinnett previously served as an Executive Vice President from 2011 until May 1, 2019 and as Chief Strategic Officer from 2005 until May 1, 2019. Mr. Stinnett joined Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company in 2000 as Vice President of Finance. During his tenure, he has been primarily responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, and asset and liability management. Mr. Stinnett, a Certified Public Accountant, is a graduate of Transylvania University.

Michael J. Croce, Executive VP & Director of Retail Banking
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Mr. Michael J. Croce has been an Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking at Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company since June 2014. He joined Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company in 2004 as Senior Vice President and Division Manager of Business Banking. He oversees retail banking, brokerage, and business banking.

William M. Dishman III, Executive VP & Chief Risk Officer
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Mr. William M. Dishman, III has been Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, a subsidiary of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc., since 2009. Mr. Dishman is responsible for developing and implementing enterprise-wide risk management strategies that address all aspects of risk within the organization, including but not limited to credit, operational, legal, information, and regulatory matters. He is also responsible for implementation of risk management policies, standards, controls and procedures, and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations. Mr. Dishman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for National City Bank's Kentucky and Tennessee markets. Mr. Dishman is a graduate of Centre College and has earned an MBA degree from the University of Louisville.

Michael V. Rehm, Executive VP and Chief Lending Officer
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Mr. Michael V. Rehm serves an Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company at Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Rehm joined Stock Yards Bank in 2006 as Division Manager of Commercial Lending. Beginning October 1, 2018, he became responsible for the Company’s lending business lines, including Commercial Lending, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Private Banking, and Business Banking.