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  • Scott T. Bauer

    Scott T. Bauer

    President
    • Began employment with Bank in 1986
    • Graduate of Iowa State University
    • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
    • ISU Alumni Association Finance & Audit Committee
    • Iowa Bankers Association Board
    • Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation
    • ISU Management & Marketing Advisory Committee

    Ames Office

    515-663-3005
    Email

  • John R. Linch

    John R. Linch

    Executive Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 2002
    • Graduate of Central College, Pella, Iowa
    • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
    • Treasurer, Board Member Ames Education Foundation
    • Member of the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees

    Ames Office

    515-663-3094
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  • Joel A. Thilges

    Joel A. Thilges

    Senior Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 2007
    • Graduate of Iowa State University in 1988
    • Ames Home Builders Association
    • Ames Noon Lions Club-Past President 2000-2001
    • Saint Cecilia Church, Finance Council, Past Finance Chair-2011-2014
    • Ames High School Athletic Booster Club-Business Membership Chair

    Ames Office

    515-663-3025
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  • Cindy A. Wirth

    Cindy A. Wirth

    Senior Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 1985
    • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
    • Gilbert Education Foundation, Treasurer
    • Gilbert/Franklin Fire Agency, Board Member
    • Gilbert Lutheran Church Finance Committee, Secretary
    • United Way Volunteer

    Ames Office

    515-663-3007
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  • Lucas P. Deardorff

    Lucas P. Deardorff

    Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 1997
    • Graduate of Iowa State University
    • Graduate of the Iowa School of Banking
    • Ames Community School District, Board President
    • Young Professionals of Ames
    • United Way Young Leaders Society

    Ames Office

    515-663-3002
    Email

  • Erik D. Bunker

    Erik D. Bunker

    Vice President Commercial Lender
    • Began employment with Bank in 2009
    • Graduate of Iowa State University
    • Graduate of the Iowa School of Banking
    • Treasurer, Story County Housing Trust
    • United Way Young Leaders Society

    Ames Office

    515-663-3096
    Email

  • David B. Hagen

    David B. Hagen

    Senior Vice President Commercial Lender
    • Began employment with Bank in 2019
    • 35 years of banking experience focused in Commercial and Agricultural lending
    • Graduate of Iowa State University
    • Iowa Micro Loan Foundation, Board Member

    Ames Office

    515-663-3053
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  • Rod A. West

    Rod A. West

    Senior Vice President Commercial Lender
    • Began employment with Bank in 2014
    • Commercial/Ag banking career began in 1998
    • Graduate of Iowa State University
    • Graduate of the College of Commercial Credit
    • Waukee Chamber of Commerce, Past President/Board Chair
    • Adel Rotary Club, Past President
    • Eastern Polk Innovation Collaborative, Past President
    • Leaders of Tomorrow, Past Chair

    Ankeny Office

    515-777-7173
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  • Dean M. Whitaker

    Dean M. Whitaker

    Market President, West Des Moines & Johnston
    • Began employment with Bank in 2010
    • Commercial Banking career began in 1990
    • Graduate of Buena Vista University
    • Blank Park Zoo, Executive Board Member
    • Blank Park Endowment Corporation, Past Chairman
    • West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Chairman
    • Waukee Schools APEX Program – Advisory Board Member
    • Iowa Business Growth Company, Board Member

    West Des Moines Office

    515-273-8903
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  • Dave J. Melling

    Dave J. Melling

    Vice President - Commercial Lending
    • Began employment with the Bank in 2002
    • 12 years of consumer lending experience
    • 8 years of commercial lending experience

    West Des Moines Office

    515-273-8911
    Email

  • Nicole Jacobson

    Nicole Jacobson

    Vice President & Loan Officer
    • Began employment with Bank in 2012
    • Graduate of Southwestern Community College
    • Graduate of Iowa School of Banking Program
    • Osceola Chamber Mainstreet Board, President-Elect and Secretary
    • FFA Alumni Board Member
    • 4H Club Leader
    • 15 years of banking experience

    Osceola Office

    641-223-4226
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  • Vicky Halvorsen

    Vicky Halvorsen

    Vice President & Loan Officer
    • Began employment with Bank in 2010
    • 41 years of banking experience focused in Osceola
    • 25 years of Commercial and Agricultural lending
    • Chamber of Commerce, Past President and Board Member

    Osceola Office

    641-223-4217
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