Promotions & New Hires

UBB promotes industry veteran to lead HR consulting service

Bloomington, Minn.-based United Bankers’ Bank promoted Karen Von Guten to vice president, USource manager. Von Guten has served UBB’s human resources consulting service since 2012. A certified Society of Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional, Von Guten has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  “Karen has cultivated lasting relationships with our USource … Read more

MidCountry Bank exec promoted to director role

Minneapolis-based MidCountry Bank promoted Stephenie Olson to director of operations. A member of the bank’s executive leadership team, Olson started her career at the bank in 2006 as an assistant controller and was later promoted to controller. “Stephenie has shown limitless capacity for growth, innovation and creating strategic alignment across business lines,” the bank stated.  … Read more

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