Promotions & New Hires

Matt Klein appointed president of KleinBank

Matt Klein has been named president of KleinBank, Chaska, Minn. Klein has more than 22 years of experience in financial services. Prior to becoming president, he was KleinBank’s chief consumer banking officer, president of the KleinBank branch in Savage, and vice president of business development at the bank’s Chaska location. Klein formerly worked at Fleet … Read more

Indiana’s Horizon Bank names new president

With the new year, James Neff moved from executive vice president to president of Horizon Bancorp and its subsidiary, $3.5 billion Horizon Bank, Michigan City, Ind. Most recently, Neff focused on overseeing consumer and mortgage lending, having been with the bank since October of 1999. [Continue]

Promoted from Within: Don Coffin to replace Suku Radia as Bankers Trust CEO

Within months of taking the helm at Des Moines, Iowa-based Bankers Trust in 2008, President and CEO Suku Radia made public an ambitious goal for the $2.7 billion bank: He wanted to double the bank’s size by the time his 10-year contract came to an end. Now, with Radia set to retire at the end of this month and bank president Don Coffin preparing to add CEO to his title, a similar pronouncement tied to growth should not be expected. [Continue]

Tim Kluender named president and chief executive officer of Community Bank Owatonna

Tim Kluender has been named president and chief executive officer of Community Bank Owatonna in Owatonna, Minn. Kluender has 24 years of banking experience, with the last 15 years in an executive management capacity. He has spent his entire career working in the community banking industry, beginning as an officer trainee in his hometown bank in Osceola, Iowa. Kluender most recently served as a senior vice president/chief credit officer for First National Bank in Fairfield, Iowa. [Continue]

Geoff Rand has joined First National Bank and Trust Company of Beloit

– Geoff Rand has joined First National Bank and Trust Company of Beloit, Wis., as vice president and retail market manager. Rand is responsible for FNBT’s branches in Rock County, including the four branches in Beloit as well as the Clinton and Janesville offices. Rand comes to FNBT with 25 years of banking experience, most recently at BMO Harris Bank in Janesville, Wis., where he was branch manager and, earlier, group market manager. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Rand has a bachelor of business administration degree with an emphasis in finance. [Continue]