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Daniel Stevens, EVP, Operations Joins Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
DUBUQUE, Iowa, December 09, 2019 -- Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (“Heartland”) announced that Daniel Stevens joined the Executive Leadership Team as EVP, Operations, reporting directly to President and CEO, Bruce Lee.
“Adding Dan to the Heartland team enhances the depth of knowledge to an already successful and proficient group of Operations team members,” commented Bruce Lee, President and CEO, Heartland. “His experience will add another layer of expertise driving us toward our goal of reaching $20 billion in assets,” noted Lee.
Dan has a wealth of industry specific knowledge having worked in financial services for over 35 years. As a senior operations and finance executive in his past roles, Dan has broad experience in operations, treasury, risk management and SEC related matters. He has also worked extensively with mergers and acquisitions, systems, strategic planning, financial and regulatory accounting, and tax as well as administrative, operations/technology, marketing, product and human resources.
Dan joined Heartland from Rabobank, NA, Roseville, CA, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that role, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Rabobank, Bank of Hawaii Corporation, UMB Financial Corporation as well as other financial institutions. He commenced his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from Loyola University and a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from DePaul University School of Accounting.
About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
Heartland is a diversified financial services company with assets of $12.6 billion as of September 30, 2019. Heartland provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. As of September 30, 2019, Heartland had 116 banking locations serving 84 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California. Additional information about Heartland is available at www.htlf.com.
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