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Indiana Finance Authority

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Dennis L. Bassett, Public Finance Director

Mr. Bassett is the Public Finance Director for the State of Indiana.  He recently he served as the Director of the Department of Financial Institutions for the State of Indiana.  Prior to that, Mr. Bassett served as Chairman of JPMorgan Chase in Indiana, as well as Chief Executive Officer at Bank One.  He also spent several years as the senior managing director and manager for Bank One Capital Markets.  With four decades of banking in Indiana, he began his career at Indiana National Bank.  Mr. Bassett has been a community leader in Indianapolis and has served on a variety of boards including the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, the Indiana Sports Corp., Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Center for Leadership Development, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce.  He is a current member of the Butler University Board of Trustees and serves as Treasurer of the University.  Mr. Bassett is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor's degree.  He also graduated from Butler University, where he received his MBA, and Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.