Kerndt Brothers names president, CFO

Duane Rogers

Kerndt Brothers Bank in Lansing, Iowa, has named Duane Rogers president and Even Kooiker as senior vice president and chief financial officer. 

Rogers joins current CEO James Kerndt leading the $335 million bank. Previously, he was senior vice president of business development at People’s State Bank in Prairie du Chien, Wis. He brings with him over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry.

“Duane Rogers brings significant experience in a variety of commercial and agricultural capacities,” Kerndt said. “His background in management and lending will be a strong asset to Kerndt Brothers Bank as we strive to keep pace with our customers’ banking and lending needs.”

A native of Ohio, Ill., Rogers has a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I look forward to serving alongside the Kerndt Brothers Bank team to continue to take great care of our current and future customers, partner with our neighbors to make our communities stronger and continue our people and our organization,” Rogers said.

Previously, Kooiker was CFO with Prime Bank in LeMars, Iowa, and before that he spent time at Gate City Bank, Fargo, N.D., and GNB Bancorp. He also spent time with the FDIC and accounting firm McGladrey.

“Evan Kooiker brings significant experience in managing community banks,” Kerndt said. “Frankly Kooiker is a perfect fit as we strive to be a material benefit to the communities we serve and to provide a safe place for your funds.”

Evan Kooiker

A native of Sioux Center, Iowa, Kooiker has an undergraduate degree in accounting from North Dakota State University, Fargo, and an MBA from Upper Iowa University, Fayette.

Founded in 1856, Kerndt Brothers Bank has offices in Lansing, Waukon, Clermont, West Union, Cedar Rapids and Decorah, Iowa.