Lake City Bank announced that Ben A. Rice has joined its commercial south team as vice president, commercial banking officer, serving Warsaw and the surrounding areas.

In this position, Rice develops relationships with commercial clients to provide financing and banking solutions. Previously, he was a vice president, credit administration manager. He has been with the bank for 12 years.

Rice has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) (currently known as Purdue Fort Wayne) and is Credit Risk Certified (CRC) by the Risk Management Association. He is a trustee on the Warsaw Community Public Library Board of Trustees where he serves as treasurer, an Indiana Bankers Association member and Risk Management Association member.