TS Bank hires manager for new Ames branch

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank hired Kelli Hecker as manager for a soon-to-open full-service branch in the central Iowa town of Ames. 

According to a press release, a soft opening for the branch is slated for April 1, with a grand opening expected later this fall. The $390 million bank began exploring an expansion to Ames in early 2019, ultimately buying a former Great Southern Bank location, which TS Bank opened as an LPO in June 2020. “Since then, TS Bank has seen significant engagement with the community resulting in loan growth throughout central Iowa,” the bank stated.     

Hecker, who has more than 15 years of banking experience, was most recently a branch manager at Wells Fargo in Ames. She has an Associate of Arts degree in business administration from Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa, along with a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, Ames. 

“We are excited to add [Hecker] to the team,” said Vice President of Personal Banking Lacey Sampson. “She brings a wealth of banking, coaching and client service knowledge, and we are looking forward to seeing her help grow our presence in the Ames Market.”