Nestman to lead Premier Valley

Lo B. Nestman has been named president of Premier Valley Bank, Fresno, Calif., a subsidiary of Iowa’s Heartland Financial USA, Inc., effective April 15.

Nestman brings nearly two decades of banking leadership experience to the Premier Valley Bank executive team.  Most recently, he served as region president for Wasatch Bank, a division of Zion’s First National Bank in Utah. Throughout his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility across commercial and retail banking and has delivered outstanding performance.

“We are very pleased to have someone with Lo’s extensive banking experience join our company,” said Kevin Quinn, regional president for Dubuque-based Heartland Financial USA, Inc. “We are confident in his ability to continue PVB’s dedication to our customers and the communities we serve. His extensive background in banking and the success he’s earned in every area of the industry, will make him a tremendous asset to Premier Valley Bank.”

Nestman is a graduate of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the ABA Stonier National Graduate School of Banking, The Wharton School and Isenberg School of Management. His community involvement includes Habitat for Humanity, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Kimball Center for the Arts, and other community organizations.

“It is a privilege to serve as president of Premier Valley Bank. I look forward to contributing to the success and vibrancy of the markets we serve and leading our associates to provide the finest community banking experience to commercial and consumer customers in each of our markets.” Nestman said.

The $11.3 billion Heartland operates 118 banking locations serving 86 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California.