• Executive Management
    Lynn B. Fuller
    Lynn B. Fuller

    Lynn B. Fuller

    Executive Operating Chairman

    Lynn is the Chairman of the Board, Executive Operating Chairman of Heartland as well as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Dubuque Bank and Trust and a majority of the Heartland member banks and Chairman of the Board at Citizens Finance Co. He joined Dubuque Bank and Trust in 1971, and remained with the bank until 1976, when he entered an officer-training program at First National Bank of St. Paul, now US Bank. He has held various executive positions within Heartland and its subsidiaries since his return in 1978. Lynn graduated from the University of Dubuque and obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

    Deeply invested in the local community, after more than four decades of volunteer service and philanthropic giving, Lynn continues to serve on non-profit boards and support community non-profits.

    Bruce K. Lee
    Bruce K. Lee

    Bruce K. Lee

    President and CEO

    Bruce joined Heartland in 2015, and brings more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Heartland, Bruce spent 12 years at Fifth Third, where he held numerous leadership positions with progressive responsibilities. As President and CEO of Heartland, Bruce oversees the 11 Heartland Banks and the holding company which provides support to 122 banking centers, serving 91 communities.

    Bruce earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and management from Siena Heights University. A native of the Midwest, Bruce complements his extensive banking experience with a dedication to community service. He has served as Trustee of the Cincinnati Orchestra, and held board positions for the Medical College of Ohio Foundation, Siena Heights University and the University of Findlay.

    Bryan R. McKeag
    Bryan R. McKeag

    Bryan R. McKeag

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining Heartland in September of 2013, Bryan served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer with Associated Banc-Corp in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bryan also spent nine years as an audit professional at KPMG LLP, including a position as Senior Audit Manager. He currently serves on the University of Dubuque Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Luther Manor Communities.

    A Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Bryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    Brian J. Fox
    Brian J. Fox

    Brian J. Fox

    Executive Vice President,
    Operations

    Brian Fox joined Heartland as Executive Vice President of Operations in September of 2010, and has been involved with the banking industry for 35 years, holding a wide range of leadership positions.

    Brian has a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors in political science from Albion College. He has completed graduate classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University. He also has attended several banking schools including the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Brian resides in Dubuque and currently serves on the boards of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Hillcrest Family Services.

    J. Daniel Patten
    J. Daniel Patten

    J. Daniel Patten

    Executive Vice President,
    Finance/Corporate Strategy

    Dan joined Heartland in 2016 as the Executive Vice President, Finance/Corporate Strategy. Prior, Dan was with CIC Bancshares, Inc., former parent of Centennial Bank and Trust in Denver, Colorado, which was acquired by Heartland in February 2016. While at CIC Bancshares and Centennial Bank and Trust, Dan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Offer.

    Dan holds a Master’s of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Janet M. Quick
    Janet M. Quick

    Janet M. Quick

    Executive Vice President,
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer,
    Principal Accounting Officer

    Janet joined Heartland Financial USA, Inc. in 1994 as Internal Auditor, bringing with her four years of banking experience accompanied by three years of public accounting experience. Janet is currently Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer at Heartland Financial USA, Inc., an appointment she received in 2008.

    Janet is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Administration in Accounting. She earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification in 1987, and completed the Graduate School of Banking program in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1997. Janet is a 1st Vice Chair on the Every Child Every Promise Board of Directors.

    Laura J. Hughes
    Laura J. Hughes

    Laura J. Hughes

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Marketing Officer,
    Director of Retail Banking

    Laura joined Heartland in 2017 with more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, branding, public relations and digital communications in the financial services industry. As Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Laura is responsible for driving Heartland's corporate marketing strategy and is also responsible for retail, small business and consumer banking goals and strategies across Heartland's subsidiary banks.

    Laura holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

    Michael J. Coyle
    Michael J. Coyle

    Michael J. Coyle

    Executive Vice President,
    Senior General Counsel
    Corporate Secretary

    Mike joined Heartland in March of 2009. He brings 48 years of experience in corporate and contract law. Mike is responsible for the ongoing implementation of Heartland’s Legal Management Policy, overseeing and managing legal processes for Heartland and its subsidiary banks, as well as working with the banks' outside legal counsel as needed. Additionally, he reviews and evaluates all legal matters involving Heartland and its subsidiaries, working closely with bank leadership in resolving legal matters in the most expedient and cost-effective manner.

    Mike graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Business (1967); College of Law in 1970. Mike resides in Dubuque and serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Iowa Council of Boy Scouts, a member of the Optimist Club of Dubuque and Catholic Charities Foundation.

    Deborah K. Deters
    Deborah K. Deters

    Deborah K. Deters

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Deb Deters joined Heartland as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2017. She oversees Heartland’s Human Resource function and helps build and retain talented teams to serve our customers. Deb joined Heartland after nearly eight years at HUB International, LTD, where she served as their first Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Deb attended Indiana University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Human Resources.

    Deb is a member of Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), Society for Human Resource Management and is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). She relocated from Chicagoland to Dubuque. Deb has two children, Brittney and Joe. Deb enjoys traveling and nearly all outdoor activities, specifically hiking, skiing and is attempting to learn golf.

    Andrew E. Townsend
    Andrew E. Townsend

    Andrew E. Townsend

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Credit Officer

    Drew joined the Heartland family at Dubuque Bank and Trust as the bank’s Loan Review Officer in 1993. Drew has served in multiple roles during his career with Heartland including serving as President and CEO of Galena State Bank (now known as Illinois Bank & Trust) for nine years. He moved into his current role as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer in 2016, where he is responsible for guiding Heartland’s focus on growing and managing the credit risk of the Company’s loan portfolio. Drew earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance from Iowa State University.

    Throughout his career, Drew has served and continues to serve in leadership roles for various community organizations including: Galena Art & Recreation Center, Galena Chamber of Commerce, the Community Development Fund of Galena, Tri-County Economic Development Alliance of Northwest Illinois, Visit Galena Tourism, Galena Golf Club and Galena School District. Drew resides in Galena with his wife, Michelle, and their three children. He enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time at his children’s extracurricular activities.

    Rodney L. Sloan
    Rodney L. Sloan

    Rodney L. Sloan

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Risk Officer

    Rod Sloan joined Heartland as Senior Vice President, Credit Administration in January 2011 with over 30 years of banking experience, and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer in August 2011. As CRO, Rod oversees all facets of the enterprise-wide risk management program. Rod holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Aurora University and a Masters of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, both with honors. He is also an honors graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Commercial Lending Graduate School.

    Rod previously served as board president of Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley, was a board member with United Way, was a member of Lion’s club and served in numerous leadership positions with his local church. Rod currently lives in Asbury, Iowa, with his wife Georgia. Together, they have a daughter and son-in-law from Denver, Colorado, a son and daughter-in-law from Gurnee, Illinois, and two granddaughters.

    Kevin W. Ahern
    Kevin W. Ahern

    Kevin W. Ahern

    Executive Vice President,
    Heartland Private Client Services

    Kevin Ahern joined Heartland in 2016, when it acquired CIC Bancshares and its subsidiary bank, Centennial Bank. Kevin is the Executive Vice President of Heartland Private Client Services and has more than 30 years of proven executive experience in the financial services industry, including commercial banking, investment management and trust, and more. Kevin currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Citywide Banks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Northern Colorado and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

    As an active member of his community, Kevin previously served on numerous boards of community organizations. Currently, he serves on the Boards of Trustees for the University of Northern Colorado and ACE Scholarships. Kevin and his wife Annie reside in Denver, Colorado. They enjoy outdoor activities including skiing, golfing, fly fishing and camping. In their free time, they remain actively involved in the Vail Valley community.

    Steven E. Ward
    Steven E. Ward

    Steven E. Ward

    Regional President,
    Executive Vice President

    Steve Ward, Regional President and EVP has leadership responsibility for the Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas markets within Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Steve is a seasoned executive with 25 years commercial banking experience. He has held several leadership positions across Heartland including President and CEO of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust, President of Centennial Bank and Trust and President and CEO of Illinois Bank & Trust. He has a proven track record of integrating banks through mergers and acquisitions.

    Steve earned an MBA with concentrations in finance and marketing from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State University. Steve resides in Illinois where he has served as a member of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council Board of Directors, the Rockford Local Development Corp. Board of Directors and the Illinois Bankers Association Board of Directors.

    David A. Prince
    David A. Prince

    David A. Prince

    Executive Vice President,
    Head of Commercial Banking

    David Prince joined Heartland as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking in November 2018. He is responsible for managing all of Heartland’s commercial sales development activities, including training and mentoring commercial bankers, business development officers and cash management sales personnel.
     
    David has an impressive background and array of experiences across national and regional financial services companies. He has served in leadership roles at National City, GE Capital and most recently, Associated Bank. David holds his Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, in Cleveland, Ohio, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

     

  • Directors
    Lynn B. Fuller
    Lynn B. Fuller

    Lynn B. Fuller

    Executive Operating Chairman

    Lynn is the Chairman of the Board, Executive Operating Chairman of Heartland as well as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Dubuque Bank and Trust and a majority of the Heartland member banks and Chairman of the Board at Citizens Finance Co. He joined Dubuque Bank and Trust in 1971, and remained with the bank until 1976, when he entered an officer-training program at First National Bank of St. Paul, now US Bank. He has held various executive positions within Heartland and its subsidiaries since his return in 1978. Lynn graduated from the University of Dubuque and obtained his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

    Deeply invested in the local community, after more than four decades of volunteer service and philanthropic giving, Lynn continues to serve on non-profit boards and support community non-profits.

    Bruce K. Lee
    Bruce K. Lee

    Bruce K. Lee

    President and CEO

    Bruce joined Heartland in 2015, and brings more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Heartland, Bruce spent 12 years at Fifth Third, where he held numerous leadership positions with progressive responsibilities. As President and CEO of Heartland, Bruce oversees the 11 Heartland Banks and the holding company which provides support to 125 banking centers, serving 93 communities.

    Bruce earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and management from Siena Heights University. A native of the Midwest, Bruce complements his extensive banking experience with a dedication to community service. He has served as Trustee of the Cincinnati Orchestra, and held board positions for the Medical College of Ohio Foundation, Siena Heights University and the University of Findlay.

    Thomas L. Flynn
    Thomas L. Flynn

    Thomas L. Flynn

    Vice Chairman

    Tom is retired (Flynn Ready-Mix Concrete, President). Tom was elected to the Iowa State Senate in 1994, where he served two full terms. Throughout his terms, he served on various committees, including the Senate Appropriations Committee; Administration and Regulation Budget Subcommittee; Commerce, Ways and Means Committee; and the Small Business, Economic Development and Tourism Committee.

    Tom obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Loras College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Dubuque. He also previously served for ten years as an adjunct faculty member in the business department at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. Tom resides in Epworth, Iowa.

    Mark C. Falb
    Mark C. Falb

    Mark C. Falb

    Vice Chairman

    Mark currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westmark Enterprises and Kendall/Hunt Publishing, which are primarily involved in real estate ventures and textbook publishing. Mark was employed in an executive role with the Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers for nearly 20 years until a majority of the company was sold in 1992.

    A graduate of the University of Iowa and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Mark resides in Dubuque, Iowa. He is a philanthropic leader and continues to support important community initiatives.

    Duane E. White
    Duane E. White

    Duane E. White

    Director

    Duane is a partner at Aveus, a management consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to joining Aveus, Duane was an independent consultant for six years and has over nine years of banking experience with U.S. Bancorp. He began his career working for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as an examiner and was also involved with the regulatory supervision of problem banks in his role as the Assistant to the Regional Director of Special Projects.

    Duane resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    John K. Schmidt
    John K. Schmidt

    John K. Schmidt

    Director

    John is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at AY McDonald Manufacturing. John served as CFO at Heartland after holding various executive positions within Heartland and its subsidiaries. John was employed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Peat Marwick Mitchell, currently known as KPMG LLP, in Des Moines, Iowa. John is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and an inactive holder of the Certified Public Accountant certification. John resides in Dubuque, Iowa.

    Kurt M. Saylor
    Kurt M. Saylor

    Kurt M. Saylor

    Director

    Kurt has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Co.

    Kurt graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, with a degree in Business Administration in 1974. He resides in Sabetha, Kansas.

    R. Michael McCoy
    R. Michael McCoy

    R. Michael McCoy

    Director

    Mike has been the President and Partner of the McCoy Group, Inc., a full-service commercial truck leasing, rental and contract maintenance company, since 1993. Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of Dubuque Bank and Trust Company.

    Martin J. Schmitz
    Martin J. Schmitz

    Martin J. Schmitz

    Director

    Marty was elected to the Heartland Board of Directors in May 2018. He served as Chairman of Citywide Banks, which was acquired by Heartland Financial USA, Inc. in 2017, and simultaneously merged with Centennial Bank and Trust. Marty represented the second generation of family leadership for the bank's holding company, its 12 branch locations and subsidiary businesses. As Chairman, he oversaw business development and the bank's commercial banking operations. He was with the organization for 21 years and transitioned the bank from a $275 million organization to a $1.4 billion organization at the time of sale.

    Marty holds bachelor's degrees in accounting, economics and business administration. He currently serves as a trustee on the Regis University Board and is a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

    Susan G. Murphy
    Susan G. Murphy

    Susan G. Murphy

    Independent Director

    Susan G. Murphy, Principal at Denver-based Grace Alliance, LLC, began her career at what is now Ernst and Young, and has spanned the public accounting, investment banking, real estate and health care industries throughout the United States.

     

    Susan has extensively served in the community, on civic and non­profit boards and finance/audit committees, including the Denver Hospice and Arrupe Jesuit High School. She is an appointed Trustee of the Colorado Public Employee Retirement System, providing oversight to a Defined Benefit Public Pension managing $48 billion in assets for 584,000 beneficiaries. Susan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She holds certificates in Pension Plan Policy from the IFEBP, Advanced Investment Management from the Wharton School and Fiduciary Studies from the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Susan holds a FINRA Series 7 securities registration.

  • Presidents
    William H. Callahan
    William H. Callahan

    William H. Callahan

    President and CEO
    Arizona Bank & Trust

    William “Bill” Callahan has over 30 years of experience in commercial and consumer banking and credit. Bill joined Arizona Bank & Trust in May 2016, as President and also assumed the role of CEO in December 2017. Prior to his role as President and CEO of Arizona Bank & Trust, Bill served for 17 years at Dubuque Bank and Trust as Market President and Senior Lender. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Loras College and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

    Bill enjoys giving back to the community and holds leadership roles in various organizations including those in economic development, health care, education and other civic groups. Bill and his wife, Linda, currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have a son and daughter, and together, they enjoy going to live sporting events and concerts and hiking the many trails throughout Scottsdale and Arizona.

    Kevin G. Quinn
    Kevin G. Quinn

    Kevin G. Quinn

    President and CEO
    Citywide Banks

    Kevin joined Citywide Banks as President and CEO in 2009. Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, and joined Citywide Banks from Arizona Business Bank (CoBiz Financial) where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for the initial transition by CoBiz Financial to the Arizona market. Kevin graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley) with a degree in business administration/general business. He also earned his graduate degree in banking from the University of Delaware (Newark) and attended Stonier graduate school of banking at the University of Delaware.

    Kevin is an active member in the community throughout the Denver Metro area, serving in several leadership positions for local organizations, including: Denver Health Authority Board, Downtown Denver Partnership, Boy Scouts’ of America: Denver Area Council, Aurora Economic Development Council, Colorado Concern, University of Colorado Denver Business School and Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. Kevin is married and currently resides in Denver, Colorado. He enjoys spending most of his free time with his six children, fly fishing, hiking and golfing.

    Lynn H. “Tut” Fuller, M.D.
    Lynn H. “Tut” Fuller, M.D.

    Lynn H. “Tut” Fuller, M.D.

    President and CEO
    Dubuque Bank and Trust

    Tut Fuller, President and CEO, oversees all banking operations for Dubuque Bank and Trust. He also has a Heartland Financial leadership role where he oversees consumer banking and marketing. Prior to his current role, Tut was Market President for DB&T and was the Corporate Director of Retail Banking, overseeing approximately 100 banking centers and $2.6 Billion in deposits across 10 brands.

    Tut is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Business (summa cum laude) and was an Academic All-American in tennis. He earned a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, and a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He currently serves on the Mercy Medical Center Board of Trustees and as a Director for the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club, and SHAZAM. He is married with two daughters. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, and on their family farm.

    Barry H. Orr
    Barry H. Orr

    Barry H. Orr

    CEO
    FirstBank & Trust

    Barry has over 40 years of banking experience including organizing and founding FirstBank Lubbock Bancshares holding company in 1993. He has successfully completed 14 mergers or acquisitions during his tenure as Chairman and CEO of FirstBank Lubbock Bancshares. Prior to that role, Barry served as President, CEO and Director of First American Bank & Mortgage. Barry received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University, and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

    Barry is actively involved in the community and has previously served in leadership roles for several organizations. Currently, he is serving as Chairman and board member for the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, and is on the Board of Advisors for Phi Gamma Delta at Texas Tech University.

    Barry has been married to his wife Kathy for 38 years and currently resides in Lubbock, Texas. He has two children and five grandchildren.

    Greg Garland
    Greg Garland

    Greg Garland

    President
    FirstBank & Trust

    Greg has been in the banking industry in Lubbock, Texas since 1983. His career has taken him from officer trainee, to Lending Officer and in 1996, Greg joined FirstBank & Trust as Chief Loan Officer.  In 2003, Greg was named President of FirstBank & Trust and continues in that role today.  He manages the day to day operations of FirstBank, serves on the bank’s Director Loan Review Committee and Asset Liability Committee. Greg also serves on the bank’s Board of Directors. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, as well as completing the graduate program in the Texas Tech School of Banking.  Greg completed two graduate programs at Southern Methodist University’s prestigious Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.

    Greg is active in the community. He’s a board member and VP of Caprock Business Finance Corporation, and serves in an appointed role for the City of Lubbock on the Citizens Planning Advisory Committee. Greg has previously served on Lubbock’s planning and zoning commission, and has served as a board member for The Bankers Bank in Oklahoma City, Independent Bankers Association of Texas and for the West Texas Home Builders Association. He resides in Lubbock with his wife of 35 years, Michele. He has three daughters and one grandson.

    Jeffrey S. Hultman
    Jeffrey S. Hultman

    Jeffrey S. Hultman

    President and CEO
    Illinois Bank & Trust

    Jeff joined Illinois Bank & Trust in 2011. With 25 years of experience in banking, Jeff has been in leadership roles for more than 15 years and managed regional coordination for all bank lines of business for more than 10 years. Prior to Illinois Bank & Trust, Jeff served as the Rockford Area President for JPMorgan Chase Bank. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business finance with a minor in political science from Bethel University, and his Master’s of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.

    Jeff currently serves on the board of directors for Swedish American Health System (a division of UW Health) and the Rockford Area Economic Development Council. In addition, he is the Chair of Workforce and Education Council on the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Co-Chair for the Education for Work Force Solutions Team for the Rockford Area Economic and Development Council. Jeff resides in Rockford, Illinois, with his wife Amy and their three children. Together, they enjoy going to sports-related events.

    Kenneth D. Brooks
    Kenneth D. Brooks

    Kenneth D. Brooks

    President and CEO
    Minnesota Bank & Trust

    Ken joined Minnesota Bank & Trust as President and CEO in 2018. Ken has more than 40 years of banking experience and has established strong roots in the Eden Prairie Community. Prior to joining Minnesota Bank & Trust, Ken served as President and Chairman of Signature Bancshares, Inc. In his four decades of banking, he worked for three independent banks as well as a large corporate bank. In 2003, Ken co-founded Signature Bank located in Minnetonka; the business grew to become a highly successful and well respected financial institution in the Twin Cities.

    There are few Eden Prairie service organizations that haven’t benefited from Ken’s leadership. He is a former board member of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Eden Prairie West Lion’s Club and the Eden Prairie Foundation. Ken also spent many years on the Eden Prairie City Planning Commission Board. In 1982, Ken moved to Eden Prairie with his wife where they raised their two children. Since then he has been an active and involved member of the community.

    Wendy L. Reynolds
    Wendy L. Reynolds

    Wendy L. Reynolds

    President and CEO
    Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust

    Wendy joined Heartland in 2011 and has nearly 25 years of consumer and commercial banking experience. Since joining Heartland, Wendy has served in positions of increasing responsibility including: Summit Bank & Trust Branch President, Centennial Bank and Trust Senior Vice President, Senior Lending Officer and Centennial Bank and Trust Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager. In 2018, Wendy was named President and CEO of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust.

    Wendy, a Colorado native, earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. She relocated to Kansas City with her husband and two daughters. Together, they enjoy exploring the local parks and trails.

    R. Greg Leyendecker
    R. Greg Leyendecker

    R. Greg Leyendecker

    President and CEO
    New Mexico Bank & Trust

    Greg joined New Mexico Bank & Trust as President and CEO in 1997, and has over 40 years of experience in banking. Prior to joining New Mexico Bank & Trust, Greg served President of Norwest Bank/Belen from 1994-1997. He was also a Senior Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Lender at Norwest Bank in New Mexico from 1980-1994. Greg holds his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration degree in finance and banking from the University of Arkansas.

    Greg is actively involved in the community and serves in leadership roles for several organizations. He is currently a board member for the following organizations: Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Presbyterian Ear Institute, Western States Bank Directors Foundation, New Mexico Hospital Equipment Loan Council and 100 Club. He’s a member of Albuquerque Rotary and Economic Forum. In addition to his current leadership roles in the community, Greg has previously served as a board member and Chairman for numerous organizations. Greg currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Frank E. Walter
    Frank E. Walter

    Frank E. Walter

    President and CEO
    Premier Valley Bank

    Frank joined Heartland in March 2009. He is responsible for managing all of Heartland’s commercial sales development activities, including training and mentoring commercial bankers, business development officers and cash management sales personnel. Frank brings extensive experience in overseeing and directing commercial sales. He served as Rockford Regional President at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Bank One—Rockford; Chief Executive Officer of Bank One—Chicago; and spent 16 years in various positions at Wells Fargo. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and his Masters of Business Administration from California State University-Fullerton.

    Frank is an active member of the community and serves in leadership roles for several non-profits, including: SwedishAmerican Health System, Rockford Health Council, Rockford University, the Golden Apple Foundation and the New Life Lutheran church. Frank is married and currently lives in Belvedere, Illinois, where he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and running.

    Kevin S. Tenpas
    Kevin S. Tenpas

    Kevin S. Tenpas

    President and CEO
    Rocky Mountain Bank

    Kevin joined Rocky Mountain Bank as President and CEO in January 2018. Kevin has over 30 years of experience in banking and joins Rocky Mountain Bank from Wisconsin Bank & Trust, where he most recently served as President and CEO. Kevin holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was named Wisconsin SBA’s Financial Services Advocate of the Year and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2002.

    He has a long history of civic involvement as a former Wisconsin Main Street State Board Member, volunteerism and philanthropy. He was treasurer and one of the founders with the late Green Bay Packer, Reggie White and his wife, Sara, of Urban Hope, which empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their dreams of owning and operating their own business. Kevin and his wife, Deb, currently reside in Bozeman, Montana. Together, they have three children and Kevin’s interests include traveling, downhill skiing and rugby.

    Curtis Chrystal
    Curtis Chrystal

    Curtis Chrystal

    President and CEO
    Wisconsin Bank & Trust

    Curtis joined Wisconsin Bank & Trust in 2017 as President and CEO. Curtis has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry, and joins Wisconsin Bank & Trust from Rocky Mountain Bank where he most recently served as President and CEO. He earned his bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and is a graduate of American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, Iowa Bankers Association Compliance School and Graduate School of Banking. Curtis has previously served in a variety of roles in independent community banks and large national banks in the Midwest.

    Curtis is actively involved in his community. He has three daughters and currently lives in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. He enjoys golfing, going to Harley Davidson events and has a family farm in west central Iowa.

    Allyn Piland
    Allyn Piland

    Allyn Piland

    President
    PrimeWest Mortgage

    Allyn was appointed President of PrimeWest Mortgage in 2018, and has more than 13 years of experience in mortgage lending. Having spent her career thus far with PrimeWest Mortgage, Allyn has found many successes within the company. She began working in the servicing department until graduating from Lubbock High. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech, Piland returned to PrimeWest Mortgage to serve as a secondary market analyst, mortgage loan processor and assistant loan officer, prior to being named Executive Vice President and Manager in 2011.

    Allyn was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. In their spare time, they love to travel as a family. Allyn is an active member of her community, and serves on the board of the local American Diabetes Association and the United Way Program Review committee.

    Robert C. Byrne
    Robert C. Byrne

    Robert C. Byrne

    President and CEO
    Citizens Finance

    Bob joined Citizens Finance in 2006 as operations officer. He became President in 2016. Bob has over 37 years of experience in the banking industry and spent the majority of his career in consumer and small business banking in Texas, Minnesota and Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his Masters in finance from the University of Houston.

    Bob, originally from Shullsburg, Wisconsin, grew up on a dairy farm with his nine siblings. He currently resides in Asbury, Iowa, with is wife. Together, they have four children and three grandchildren. Since 2007, Bob and his wife were foster parents to over 53 children. Bob enjoys following sports including football, basketball and baseball. He is a fan of the Wisconsin and Houston teams. He also loves spending time with his family camping.