German American Bancorp names board chair, president

Jasper, Ind.-based German American Bancorp appointed CEO Neil Dauby to succeed retiring board chair Mark Schroeder and named Brad Rust as president of both the holding company and its subsidiary German American Bank. Dauby joined the bank in 2001, and has since served in several executive positions. He became CEO in 2022. A CPA, Dauby … Read more

QCR Holdings promotes Reba Winter to COO

Moline, Ill.-based bank holding company QCR Holdings, Inc., promoted Reba Winter to chief operating officer. Winter, previously the company’s chief information officer, joined QCR in 2019. She previously served as vice president of enterprise applications and user experience at San Diego-based global semiconductor company Qualcomm.  Winter has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College, … Read more

Bank First names chief legal counsel

Manitowoc, Wis.-based Bank First promoted Kelly Dvorak to chief legal counsel.  Dvorak joined the bank in 2017 as general counsel and corporate secretary and accepted an increased management position with Bank First’s senior management team last year.  Dvorak has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from the University of … Read more

U.S. Bank promotes seasoned executive to lead wealth management

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank promoted Scott Ford to president of wealth management. Ford will assume leadership of U.S. Bank’s wealth management business and U.S. Bancorp Investments on June 1. Ford, a 25-year industry veteran who previously led U.S. Bank’s Affluent Wealth Management business, has been a regional director of wealth management at JPMorgan Chase.  “Scott is … Read more

Plains State Bank promotes banker to SVP, regional manager

Plains, Kan.-based Plains State Bank promoted Teresa Randle to senior vice president-southwest Kansas regional manager. Randle has been in banking for a decade. A 2009 graduate of the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Randle joined the $361 million bank last April, “partnering with the PSB leadership team to build a fully bilingual branch in Liberal, Kan.,” … Read more

West Gate Bank promotes two commercial lenders

The West Gate Bank Board of Directors elected Kirby Reardon to senior vice president of commercial lending and Jennifer Dougherty to assistant vice president of commercial lending.  Reardon joined the Lincoln-based bank as a teller in 2011. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. “Reardon is an outstanding lender that excels … Read more

Indiana-based The Farmers Bank appoints president, CEO

Frankfort, Ind.-based The Farmers Bank appointed Christopher Cook as president and CEO. Cook will assume the role when current President and CEO Karen Gregerson retires in September.  Cook, currently CFO of First Federal Savings Bank in Huntington, Ind., has also been a CFO at Muncie, Ind.-based MutualBank. He has an undergraduate degree and an MBA … Read more

ICBA promotes three staff members

The Independent Community Bankers of America promoted several staff members, including Lindsay LaNore to senior executive vice president, chief learning and experience officer; Jenna Burke to executive vice president, general counsel, government relations and public policy; and Kristina Morris to vice president of strategic solutions.  “ICBA congratulates these exceptional professionals for their well-deserved promotions in … Read more