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Phylian Keefer

Age: 63

Employer: iAB Financial Bank

Month and year hired: April 1979

Current job title: Teller

First job with the employer: Teller in the Markle office

Most challenging job with the employer: Keeping up with all the changes in the banking industry as well as the changes in technology

Why the employee stayed so long: Enjoys helping customers and working alongside co-workers

Why the employee is an asset: Was born and raised in Markle and knows customers and their families

Books currently reading: Enjoys reading magazines

Hobbies, interests outside of work: Gardening, snowmobiling, cooking, spending time with loved ones, visiting parents at local nursing home, and is also a trustee for Rockcreek Township in Wells County

How many years until the employee retires: Hasn’t given retirement a lot of thought

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