Promotions & New Hires

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]

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]

Long-time NBA Communications pro to head up CPA group

After 21 years with the Nebraska Bankers Association, Joni Sundquist will leave the association to become President/Executive Director of the Nebraska Society of CPAs. She will take up her new post on July 2. Sundquist is Senior Vice President of Communications & External Affairs for the NBA. In that role, she is responsible for all … Read more

Peoples Bank announces promotions in commercial banking group

Peoples Bank, Wenatchee, Wash., announced the promotion of Audrey Bessonette to commercial banking team leader of the Chelan-Douglas commercial banking group, and the promotion of Karma Vassar who will serve in Bessonette’s former position as senior vice president, commercial banking officer. Both women are based at the Wenatchee Financial Center. Bessonette began her career with Peoples … Read more

Foresight Financial names new president

Linda Heckert has been named president and chief executive officer of the State Bank of Davis, Rockford, Ill. Heckert was senior vice president and director of retail and business banking at Northwest Bank of Rockford, a subsidiary of Foresight Financial, the bank’s holding company. [Continue]

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]