Dubuque bank names president

Tyson Leyendecker

Tyson Leyendecker has been named president and CEO of Dubuque Bank & Trust, effective July 1. 

He replaces Lynn H. “Tut” Fuller, who had held the position since 2017, as Fuller was promoted to regional president role at HTLF, DB&T’s holding company. In Fuller’s new role, he will oversee all banking operations of the company’s franchises in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, and Texas.

“It is refreshing to see how Tyson has embraced and become engrained in our community because as a local bank, helping contribute to the vitality of our community is essential,” Fuller said.

Leyendecker has been with the Dubuque, Iowa, bank since 2017 and has more than 15 years of banking experience. Most recently, he was market president and executive vice president. Previously, he worked at Wells Fargo in Phoenix and was a commercial banker at Arizona Bank and Trust, Citywide Banks and other HTLF banks.

“With dedication to our mission/vision, community, customers and employees, we have grown into the bank we are today, positioning HTLF as Iowa’s largest bank holding company and cementing DB&T as Dubuque’s leading bank,” Leyendecker said. “With our expansions into Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and the deployment of a state-wide ag banking strategy, our next chapter is to seal DB&T’s position as Iowa’s leading bank.”

He serves on the Chamber of Commerce board, the Dubuque Racing Association, and the Holy Family Finance Committee. Leyendecker was named a Rising Star in 2018 by the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

Tut Fuller

Prior to working for HTLF, Fuller was a consultant at Bain & Company. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and a medical doctorate and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Fuller currently serves on the Mercy Medical Center Board of Trustees and as a director for the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club, University of Dubuque, Dubuque’s True North, and SHAZAM.

The $1.9 billion DB&T has seven branches in Iowa.