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Your Ameriana Commercial Lending Team

At Ameriana, we've been helping business owners in Central Indiana grow their operations with Small Business Administration loans, construction financing and other commercial loans for decades. Rely on our experience to help you get the funding your business needs to succeed.

Michael Wenstrup

Michael Wenstrup, Executive Vice President - Chief Credit and Lending Officer

Mike has been in banking for more than 35 years, with an emphasis on building strong customer relationships.  His daily goals include making things work a little smoother, solving problems, coming up with a new idea or making someone feel better about their day.  If you have any questions about commercial lending in general, or how Ameriana can help your business succeed, don't hesitate to contact Mike today. 

Cathy Adams

Cathy Adams, Vice President - Commercial Lending

Cathy started working at our Avon office in April 2009, but has worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years - both in the Commercial and Retail sectors. She is committed to customer service and takes pride in creating value in the business relationships she serves. Cathy attended Indiana University and has participated in numerous bank-training classes. Cathy's family has been involved in several community activities in the Hendricks County area for more than 12 years. Contact Cathy to learn more.

Michelle Back

Michelle Back, Vice President - Commercial Lending

Michelle has been part of the Ameriana team since 1998, specializing in commercial lending for the past five years. Her experience in titling, escrow, surveying and commercial construction lending help her fully understand her customers' needs. Her commitment extends beyond helping customers receive loans - she provides them with financial guidance and planning, allowing her to develop strong customer relationships. Michelle is involved with several organizations, including National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Indy CREW. She is the First Vice President and Secretary for the Hancock County Builders Council, a past Board Member and 14 year Ambassador for the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce and a founding Board Member of the Greenfield BNI Chapter. She graduated from Leadership Hancock County in 1999. To take advantage of Michelle's knowledge, email her today.

Scott Fitzsimmons, Vice President - Commercial Lending

Scott Fitzsimmons, Vice President - Commercial Lending

Scott began his banking career in 1999 and has worked his way from Branch Manager to Vice President – Commercial Lending, earning recognition each step of the way.  As well as meeting and exceeding goals in his various positions, he earned his Credit Certification of FAL/CLSB and has completed other banking continuing education programs.  Scott has been actively involved in the community, having served on a number of boards and committees, including the Fishers Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Indianapolis Early Childhood Learning, Indy Crew and Cystic Fibrosis.  To learn more about Scott, and how he can help your business grow, give him a call at 317-363-1349 (800-487-2118).

Greg Gordon

Greg Gordon, Vice President - Commercial Loan Officer

Greg is located in our McCordsville office and has been in banking for 25 years, including 16 years in Commercial Lending.  His focus has been on working with Commercial and Industrial Middle Market-size borrowers.  His experience in partnering with treasury management and private banking gives him unique insight into helping companies focus on their overall financial needs.  He graduated from DePauw University with a BA in Economics & Management, which gives him great insight into how businesses can adjust their plans according to the economic climate.  Contact Greg today to learn how Ameriana can help your business.

John Lorentzen

John Lorentzen, Vice President - Commercial Lending 

John has worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years.  He enjoys using his MBA of Finance from Indiana University, combined with his banking experience, to assist owner-managed companies achieve their strategic plans and reach their financial goals.  In his time away from work, John is involved in the community as a Board Member with the local United Way and the Rotary Club Foundation, which has funded over $100,000 in college scholarships!  He's the chairperson for the 2014-2015 local United Way Giving Campaign.  Contact John today to learn how he can put his experiences and energy to work for you.

Blake Sanderson

Blake Sanderson, Vice President - Commercial Lending

Blake joined Ameriana Bank in September 2003.  His banking career spans nearly two decades, primarily with local community banks, and has focued on commercial underwriting and lending.  Blake's lending experiences include commercial real estate, equipment, land development, working capital lines of credit, municipal and government-enahnced loans.  He received his BS in Corporate Financial Management from Ball State University, MBA from University of Indianapolis and Credit Risk Certification from RMA.  He has served as a Board Member for the Central Indiana Risk Management Association for the past four years with one year as President.  Blake also volunteers his time coaching student athletes.  Contact Blake today to learn how he and Ameriana can help your business.

Jeff Somers

Jeffrey Somers, Vice President - Cash Management Services

Jeff joined Ameriana in 2004, after more than twenty years in banking working in every position from Teller to Banking Center Manager.  As a Manager, he recognized the specialized needs of our business customers and played an important role in the development of our Cash Management Department.  Jeff serves as a Board Member for the Hancock Economic Development Council and is involved with the Hancock County United Way Advisory Board.  Contact Jeff to learn more about how you can benefit from our Cash Management offerings.

Nate Woods

Nate Woods, Assistant Vice President - Commercial Lending

Nate joined the Ameriana team in 2009 as a Credit Analyst and moved in Lending in 2011.  His previous experience includes Mortgage Lending and Retail Banking.  He's served on the local chapter Board of the Risk Management Association since 2011 and is the chairperson of the Young Professionals Group.  In addition, he's received his Credit Risk Certification from the Risk Management Association and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking.  Email Nate today to learn how he can help you with your lending needs.




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