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First Sound expands Seattle team

Seattle’s First Sound Bank named Christopher Green a vice president, private banker and cash management officer and Joshua Menard an assistant vice president and relationship manager. [Continue]

Indiana, Iowa banks announce board changes

Old National Bank, Evansville, Ind.; Community First Bank of Indiana, Kokomo; and Heartland Financial USA, Inc., Dubuque, Iowa, have all made recent additions to their boards of directors. [Continue]

SBA’s Linda McMahon up close and personal

I am originally from North Carolina. I was born in North Carolina and was actually friends with Vince growing up. We met when I was 13 and he was 16. We later married right after I graduated from high school and then went off to college. We just celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary. It’s a wonderful thing to have been together this many years, to be married to your best friend, to have two great kids, six grandchildren – it’s truly a blessing. [Continue]

Search for SF Fed president commences

The search is on for the next president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The position is based in the San Francisco  Bay Area, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the country. [Continue]

Minnesota SBA staffer passes

A long-time Small Business Administration employee, Melvin Boser, passed away May 18. He was 68. Boser, known as Mel, retired from the SBA on Dec. 31, 2017. [Continue]

Lee succeeds Fuller as Heartland Financial CEO

Bruce Lee, president of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., will add CEO to his title on June 1. Lee has been president of Heartland Financial since 2015. The $10.1 billion Heartland operates 10 bank charters serving 89 communities from 117 banking locations. [Continue]

Website redesign fulfills banker’s creative inclinations

Rarely does someone fresh out of college looking for a creative job respond to an ad from a bank. Then an assistant manager at a local restaurant, Becky Miller saw a First Bank Financial Centre listing for a marketing assistant. A dozen years later, Miller is officer for corporate marketing at the $1.1 billion Oconomowoc, Wis., bank. [Continue]

Key leadership change at United Bankers’ Bank

Kevin Bostrom

Kevin Bostrom, executive vice president, has retired from United Bankers Bank, Bloomington, Minn. Conrad Newburgh, a commercial lender with more than 40 years of experience, has been promoted to chief credit officer to replace Bostrom, whose last day at the bank was April 13. Bostrom was a key contributor to the growth in UBB’s balance sheet over three decades, said Bill Rosacker, UBB president and CEO. [Continue]