Sherwood to lead Heartland subsidiary

Joanne Sherwood

Joanne Sherwood was named president and CEO of Citywide Banks, the Denver-based subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., effective Jan. 1.

Kevin Quinn, previous president and CEO of the $2.3 billion Citywide Banks, has been named regional bank president with expanded responsibilities for the Colorado, Montana and California markets of Dubuque, Iowa-based Heartland.

“Joanne has built a solid career and reputation in the banking and financial services industry focusing on business management, real estate financing and loan portfolio management,” said Kevin Quinn, regional bank president for the $11.3 billion Heartland. “She has been with Citywide Banks for 18 years and has worked in the Colorado banking market for nearly three decades. Joanne’s leadership and expertise will support Citywide Banks’ continued growth and prosperity.”

Since joining Citywide Banks in 2000, Joanne has contributed significantly to Citywide’s growth. She serves as a mentor to up-and-coming lenders and has developed a program to assist and support women’s professional growth.

Sherwood currently serves as the Chair-Elect for the Colorado Banker’s Association. She is active in the Denver community and serves on the board of Denver Hospice, a non-profit providing hospice and palliative care services across nine Colorado counties, and serves as a Director on the board of Arrupe Jesuit High School, a college preparatory school serving economically disadvantaged students from Denver’s inner-city neighborhoods. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from California State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

Kevin Quinn

Quinn, who had been Citywide’s president and CEO since 2009, will now manage strategic oversight for Heartland’s banks in California, Montana, and Colorado’s Citywide Banks. He will remain active in the community through his board involvement with Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Health Authority Board, Colorado Concern and other activities.