Promotions & New Hires

Dacotah Bank promotes Kimberly Bowman to SVP, chief talent officer

Aberdeen, S.D.-based Dacotah Bank promoted Kimberly Bowman to senior vice president and chief talent officer.  Bowman began her career with the $3.5 billion bank in 2005. She’s been with Dacotah Bank’s human resources department for the last 15 years. Bowman graduated in 2008 from Northern State University, Aberdeen, with a double major in economics and … Read more

TS Bank hires manager for new Ames branch

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank hired Kelli Hecker as manager for a soon-to-open full-service branch in the central Iowa town of Ames.  According to a press release, a soft opening for the branch is slated for April 1, with a grand opening expected later this fall. The $390 million bank began exploring an expansion to Ames … Read more

Wisconsin-based North Shore Bank names CEO

Brookfield, Wis.-based North Shore Bank named Jay McKenna president and CEO. McKenna, previously the bank’s president and chief operating officer, assumed the CEO position from his father, Jim McKenna, who is continuing as the bank’s executive chair.  McKenna, 54, started his career at an international accounting firm. He was hired by the $2.6 billion North … Read more

Centier Bank promotes Sharon O’Dell to managing role

Whiting, Ind.-based Centier Bank promoted Sharon O’Dell to vice president, manager of closing and disclosures. O’Dell was hired by the $6.2 billion bank in the summer of 2019 after working in the mortgage industry for nearly three decades at other financial institutions. “I am thrilled to be given this promotion and to be recognized for … Read more

Bell Bank hires Meg Martin as VP in wealth management

Meg Martin joined the wealth management division of Fargo, N.D.-based Bell Bank as vice president/senior wealth and fiduciary adviser. Martin, who is based in Minneapolis, has been in banking and legal services since 2014. She mainly works with high-net-worth customers, multigenerational families and owners of family-owned and closely held businesses. “She draws on her experience … Read more

Iowa-based First Security Bank & Trust hires senior ag/commercial lender

Charles City, Iowa-based First Security Bank & Trust hired Chris Corcoran as a senior ag/commercial lender in Charles City. A community banker for nearly 25 years, Corcoran has a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, Ames. He has completed the Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School and the Iowa School of Banking. He’s … Read more

West Gate Bank names senior vice president of commercial lending

Lincoln, Neb.-based West Gate Bank elected Chad Tettenborn to senior vice president of commercial lending. Tettenborn joined the bank in August 2020. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, and an MBA from Creighton University, Omaha.   “Tettenborn will continue to develop relationships in the Omaha market to assist commercial … Read more

Michigan-based First National Bank & Trust promotes two lenders

Iron Mountain, Mich.-based First National Bank & Trust promoted Dale Cook to vice president, senior commercial lender, and Cole Grenier to assistant vice president, commercial lender. Cook has been with First National since 2019 and has been in banking for more than 20 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lake Superior … Read more

Wisconsin-based First Business Bank names CEO, promotes several other executives

Jim Hartlieb was named president and CEO of Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank.  Hartlieb, who was also appointed as a director of the bank’s board, joined First Business in 2009 as senior vice president and has been president since 2015. The $2.8 billion bank announced several other promotions in a Jan. 3 press release, including:  … Read more

First State Bank names Matthew Lemke president

New London, Wis.-based First State Bank named Matthew Lemke as president.  Lemke, who is expected to be elected to the $529 million bank’s board of directors later this month, succeeds Bob Van Asten as he nears his March 31 retirement.  Lemke started his banking career in 2004 as a personal banker at JPMorgan Chase in … Read more