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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
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  • 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

    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

    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
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  • Tim Tryon

    Tim Tryon

    Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 2000
    • 25 years of banking experience
    • Graduate of the University of Northern Iowa
    • Ames Noon Kiwanis, Sponsorship Committee, Past Board Member
    • Ames Chamber Ambassador
    • United Way Volunteer
    • Grace UMC, Youth Advisory Committee
    • Roland-Story Athletic Foundation, Treasurer

    Ames Office

    515-663-3082
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  • Thomas J. Friedman

    Thomas J. Friedman

    Market President, Ankeny
    • Began employment with Bank in 2006
    • 33 years of Commercial Lending
    • Graduate of Briar Cliff College
    • Graduate of Herbert B. Prochnow Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin
    • Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Board President
    • On With Life Board of Directors, Past Chair

    Ankeny Office

    515-777-7172
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  • Rod A. West

    Rod A. West

    Vice President Commercial Lender
    • Began employment with Bank in 2014
    • 17 years of Commercial/Ag Lending
    • 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
    • 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
    • 26 years of Commercial Banking experience
    • 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

    West Des Moines Office

    515-273-8903
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  • Brian E. Vahle

    Brian E. Vahle

    Senior Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 2014
    • Graduate of Creighton University, Omaha, NE
    • Graduate of MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance Underwriting I & II
    • Board Member of Johnston Economic Development Corporation
    • Member of Johnston Chamber Success Committee

    Johnston Office

    515-440-7188
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  • Zack Ray

    Zack Ray

    Vice President
    • Began employment with Bank in 2015
    • 14 years of banking experience
    • Graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, MO
    • Graduate of Iowa bankers Association's Commercial Lending School
    • Disability Rights of Iowa, Past Board Treasurer

    West Des Moines Office

    515-273-8902
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  • Cole Hornbuckle

    Cole Hornbuckle

    Commercial Lending Officer
    • Began employment with Bank in 2015
    • 7+ years of banking experience
    • Graduate of University of Northern Iowa in Finance and Real Estate
    • Ankeny Chamber of Commerce, Participant

    West Des Moines Office

    515-273-8906
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