Our Bankers

Our community bankers are seasoned lenders who actually have the ability and flexibility to design the loan around you. And, because Benchmark is a local community bank, loan decisions are made right here in our office. No underwriters in far off lands, just lending specialists taking care of your loan from start to finish. So, the next time you need a loan, just remember your friends at Benchmark Bank.

Ann Leak

Ann Leak, Senior Vice President

Ann Leak is one of the founders of Benchmark Bank. She has thirty years of banking experience, including twenty years with the former State Savings Bank. Her experience included new market development and managing a subsidiary that provided a loan origination network throughout Ohio. Just prior to opening Benchmark Bank, Ann was a lending consultant in the area of Affordable Housing, and worked with community banks and thrifts throughout Ohio to provide participation and commercial lending opportunities.

Ann and her husband, Mitch, have two daughters and are long-time residents of Pickerington. Ann is a graduate of Capital University and serves on the university’s Board of Trustees.

Contact Ann: (614) 269-4454 Ann.Leak@benchmark-bank.com

Dennis Stillwell

Dennis Stillwell, Vice President, Commercial Lending NMLS# 1134145

Dennis Stillwell started his banking career at State Savings Bank in 1978, and was there for over 11 years. His most recent experience was at Bucyrus-based Farmers Citizens Bank, where he spent eight years helping to oversee Farmers’ expansion into the Central Ohio market. While there, he was primarily responsible for managing the Commercial Loan Portfolio that grew from nothing to $160,000,000 under his watch. At Benchmark, his main focus will be Commercial Lending, as well as helping with Portfolio Management.

Dennis earned his Finance degree from The Ohio State University in 1978 and has called Central Ohio his home ever since. He and his wife Karen, long-time Worthington residents, have two grown children.

Contact Dennis: (614) 269-4478 Dennis.Stillwell@benchmark-bank.com

Kim Coleman

Kim Coleman, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending

Kim Coleman has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. She has extensive experience in lending, portfolio management, SBA loans, collections, and liquidation. Kim most recently was a Senior Commercial Underwriter with Finance Fund, an Ohio non-profit organization.

Kim is a graduate of Franklin University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Finance. She and her family reside in Lewis Center.

Contact Kim: (614) 269-4487 Kim.Coleman@benchmark-bank.com