Iowa bankers Mick and Judy Guttau served recently as honorary chairs at the American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland event at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Omaha.
Mick Guttau is chair of the $390 million Treynor State Bank, Treynor, and Judy Guttau serves as board secretary.
The Heroes in the Heartland event honors individuals who have saved another person’s life during the past year or who have positively impacted the quality of life in the Omaha Council Bluffs Metro area.
“We were excited to be asked by the American Red Cross to be honorary chairs for the Heroes in the Heartland event,” said Mick and Judy Guttau. “The Red Cross provides many services and programs, but its impact to the Armed Forces touches a soft spot in our hearts. As honorary chairs our role has been to assist with fundraising for the American Red Cross.”
For several years, Mick and Judy Guttau have been supporters of the American Red Cross. Additionally, TS Bank has donated a multi-year gift of $15,000 to be utilized for disaster relief in the Southwest Iowa region.
Mick Guttau served as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, an experience his children said helped shape his life after military service. TS Banking Group CEO Josh Guttau said his parents’ involvement with the Red Cross was, “driven by Mick experiencing in Vietnam friends that went through trauma [and] seeing the importance of blood and emergency response that the Red Cross represents.”