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Business Bankers

Scott T. Bauer, President

515-663-3005

  • Began employment with Bank in 1986
  • Graduate of Iowa State University
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
  • ISU Alumni Association Finance & Audit Committee
  • Iowa Bankers Association Board
  • Iowa Bankers Mortgage Corporation
  • ISU Management & Marketing Advisory Committee

John R. Linch, Executive Vice President

515-663-3094

  • Began employment with Bank in 2002
  • Graduate of Central College, Pella, Iowa
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
  • Treasurer, Board Member Ames Education Foundation
  • ASSET Volunteer representing the City of Ames
  • Member of the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees

Joel A. Thilges, Vice President

515-663-3025

  • Began employment with Bank in 2007
  • Graduate of Iowa State University in 1988
  • Ames Home Builders Association
  • Ames Noon Lions Club-Past President 2000-2001
  • Saint Cecilia Church, Finance Council, Past Finance Chair-2011-2014
  • Ames High School Athletic Booster Club-Business Membership Chair

Cindy A. Wirth, Vice President

515-663-3007

  • Began employment with Bank in 1985
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Colorado
  • Gilbert Education Foundation, Treasurer
  • Gilbert/Franklin Fire Agency, Board Member
  • Gilbert Lutheran Church Finance Committee, Secretary
  • United Way volunteer

Lucas P. Deardorff, Vice President

515-663-3002

  • Began employment with Bank in 1997
  • Graduate of Iowa State University
  • Graduate of the Iowa School of Banking
  • Ames Community School District, Board President
  • Young Professionals of Ames
  • United Way Young Leaders Society

Tim Tryon, Vice President

515-663-3082

  • Began employment with the Bank in 2000
  • 25 years of banking experience
  • Graduate of the University of Nothern Iowa
  • Ames Noon Kiwanis, Scholarship Committee, Past Board Member
  • Ames Chamber Ambassador
  • United Way volunteer
  • Grace UMC, Youth Advisory Committee
  • Roland-Story Athletic Foundation, Treasurer

Thomas J. Friedman, Market President, Ankeny

515-777-7172

  • Began employment with Bank in 2006
  • 33 years of Commercial Lending
  • Graduate of Briar Cliff College
  • Graduate of Herbert B. Prochnow Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin
  • Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, 2012 Board President
  • On With Life Board of Directors, Past Chair

Dean M. Whitaker, Market President, West Des Moines & Johnston

515-273-8903

  • Began employment with Bank in 2010
  • 23 years of Commercial Banking experience
  • Graduate of Buena Vista University
  • Blank Park Zoo, Executive Board Member
  • West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Board Chairman

 

                                                                

Brian E. Vahle, Senior Vice President

515-440-7188

  • Began employment with Bank in 2014
  • Graduate of Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Graduate of MBA Commercial Real Estate Finance Underwriting I & II
  • Board of Member of Johnston Economic Development Corporation 
  • Member of Johsnton Chamber Success Committee                                                                                         

Bradford Helgemo, Vice President Commercial Lender

515-273-8931

  • Began employment with Bank in 2006
  • 30 years of Bank/Finance Lending
  • Rotary Club of NW DSM-Past President/ 2013 Board President
  • Urbandale Chamber of Commerce-Past Ambassador/Committee Chair
  • Graduate of the Iowa Bankers Assocaition Commercial Lending School                                                                                        

 

David Melling, Commercial Lender

515-440-7161

 

  • Began employment with Bank in 2002
  • Graduate of the Iowa Bankers Consumer Lending School
  • Past board member of the Historic Valley Junction Foundation
  • Been in the Valley Junction district for over 6 years

 

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