• Executive Management
    Bruce K. Lee
    Bruce K. Lee

    Bruce K. Lee

    President and CEO

    Bruce joined HTLF in 2015, and brings more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining HTLF, Bruce spent 12 years at Fifth Third, where he held numerous leadership positions with progressive responsibilities. As President and CEO of HTLF, Bruce oversees the 11 HTLF Banks and the holding company which provides support to 114 banking centers, serving 83 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.

    Lynn B. Fuller
    Lynn B. Fuller

    Lynn B. Fuller

    Executive Operating Chairman

    Lynn is the Chairman of the Board, Executive Operating Chairman of HTLF as well as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Dubuque Bank and Trust and a majority of the HTLF member banks. 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 HTLF 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.

    Bryan R. McKeag
    Bryan R. McKeag

    Bryan R. McKeag

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Financial Officer

    Prior to joining HTLF 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.

    Deborah K. Deters
    Deborah K. Deters

    Deborah K. Deters

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Deb Deters joined HTLF as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2017. She oversees HTLF’s Human Resource function and helps build and retain talented teams to serve our customers. Deb joined HTLF 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.

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

    Lynn H. “Tut” Fuller, M.D.

    Executive Vice President,
    HTLF

    President and CEO
    Dubuque Bank and Trust

    Tut Fuller is President and CEO of Dubuque Bank and Trust. He also has a C 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. Prior to working for HTLF, he was a consultant at Bain & Company.

    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, University of Dubuque, Dubuque’s True North, and SHAZAM. He is married with two daughters and one son. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, and on their family farm.

    Laura J. Hughes
    Laura J. Hughes

    Laura J. Hughes

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Laura joined HTLF 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 HTLF's corporate marketing strategy and is also responsible for retail, small business and consumer banking goals and strategies across HTLF'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.

    Nathan R. Jones
    Nathan R. Jones

    Nathan R. Jones

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Credit Officer

    Nathan Jones joined HTLF as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer in July of 2020. He will be responsible for leading the credit administration organization and providing leadership in formulating our credit policies, processes and practices. He will also have oversight of regulatory and compliance matters related to credit, including the management of credit risk. 

    Nathan brings over 20 years of proven experience and previously worked for Bank of America, BMO Harris, First Horizon, and Fulton Financial.

    Nathan earned a degree in psychology and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Texas.  

    Kevin C. Karrels
    Kevin C. Karrels

    Kevin C. Karrels

    Executive Vice President,
    Head of Consumer Banking

    Kevin Karrels joined HTLF as Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking, in March 2019. He is responsible for managing all facets of HTLF's consumer banking needs, ensuring exceptions customer satisfaction both in-branch and online.

    Kevin has extensive knowledge of consumer banking and sales management, and has been involved in all aspects of banking, from regulatory compliance to strategic initiatives. Kevin has spent his career transforming the consumer landscape with convenient technology including mobile and online banking solutions with First Tennessee Bank, most recently as the Senior Vice President - Digital Channel Executive of Consumer Banking.

    Kevin earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Auburn University.

    Jay L. Kim
    Jay L. Kim

    Jay L. Kim

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel,
    Corporate Secretary

    Jay has worked with banking and financial services clients for over 30 years, spending half of his career as general counsel and in senior management roles and the other half as an attorney in private practice. As a partner with Dorsey & Whitney in their Banking and Financial Services Industry group, Jay focused on advising banks, trust companies, wealth management firms, commercial and residential mortgage brokers and retirement plan administrators on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory and operational matters.

    Jay earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is actively involved in his community, having served on several boards, including the University of Minnesota Law School Board of Advisors and several YMCA branch and program boards. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nature Conservancy for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, The Food Group, a Minnesota based food security organization, and is an active volunteer with the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.

    R. Greg Leyendecker
    R. Greg Leyendecker

    R. Greg Leyendecker

    Executive Vice President,
    Regional President

    Greg, Regional President and EVP has leadership responsibility for the Texas, Arizona and New Mexico markets within HTLF. 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 as 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.

    Dennis J. Mochal
    Dennis J. Mochal

    Dennis J. Mochal

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Information Officer

    Dennis joined HTLF in May 2019. He is responsible for managing all facets of HTLF's information technology needs, heading up the security of essential information internally and externally. Dennis has spent his career navigating the technological space of the banking industry by directing technological initiatives and creating protective information solutions at UMB Bank, J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Service, and most recently with Wells Fargo Asset Management as the Chief Technology Officer.

    Dennis earned a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University and a Master's degree in Information Systems from Rockhurst University.

    Tamina L. O'Neill
    Tamina L. O'Neill

    Tamina L. O'Neill

    Executive Vice President,
    Chief Risk Officer

    Tamina comes to HTLF with extensive senior management and leadership experience having worked in small, mid-size and larger global financial institutions. Her financial services and compliance career started 30 years ago in a leadership development program at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO (at the time, a prominent banking organization owned by a multi-national global financial institution). Over the course of her career, she has been involved with and/or led teams in government lending, commercial banking compliance, corporate compliance, operational risk and enterprise risk. She has built numerous compliance and risk management programs from the ground-up, while proactively managing regulatory affairs. She most recently served as SVP Director of Enterprise Risk Management/Operational Risk for former MB Financial Bank, NA (Fifth Third Bank) in Rosemont, Illinois.

    Tamina’s comprehensive experience is complemented by an impressive educational background. She holds an undergraduate degree from Dominican University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and she earned her MBA from the Booth School of Business – University of Chicago, concentrating in Finance/Strategy. As head of SBA/Government Lending, she received various awards including IL Small Business Financial Advocate of the Year. has also completed her formal credit training from the former LaSalle Bank Commercial Lending Credit Training Program, including various courses from the American Institute of Banking. As a risk practionner, also participates as a panelist and speaker for the American Bankers Association (ABA) risk management conferences and events. She serves on the Mid-Size Bank Coalition Chief Risk Officer’s forum and on the Mid-Tier Council for the Risk Management Association.

    David A. Prince
    David A. Prince

    David A. Prince

    Executive Vice President,
    Head of Commercial Banking

    David Prince joined HTLF as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking in November 2018. He is responsible for managing all of HTLF’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.

     

    Janet M. Quick
    Janet M. Quick

    Janet M. Quick

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

    Janet joined HTLF. 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 HTLF, 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.

    Kevin G. Quinn
    Kevin G. Quinn

    Kevin G. Quinn

    Executive Vice President,
    Regional President

    Kevin, Regional President and EVP has leadership responsibility for the Colorado, Montana and California markets within HTLF. Kevin joined Citywide Banks as President and CEO in 2009 and has over 35 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He 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.

    Daniel C. Stevens
    Daniel C. Stevens

    Daniel C. Stevens

    Executive Vice President,
    Operations

    Dan Stevens joined HTLF as EVP Operations in December 2019. He 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 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.

    Steven E. Ward
    Steven E. Ward

    Steven E. Ward

    Executive Vice President,
    Regional President

    Steve Ward, Regional President and EVP has leadership responsibility for the Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri markets within HTLF. Steve is a seasoned executive with 25 years commercial banking experience. He has held several leadership positions across HTLF 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.

  • Directors
    Lynn B. Fuller
    Lynn B. Fuller

    Lynn B. Fuller

    Executive Operating Chairman

    Lynn is the Chairman of the Board, Executive Operating Chairman of HTLF as well as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Dubuque Bank and Trust and a majority of the HTLF member banks. 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 HTLF 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 HTLF in 2015, and brings more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining HTLF, Bruce spent 12 years at Fifth Third, where he held numerous leadership positions with progressive responsibilities. As President and CEO of HTLF, Bruce oversees the 11 HTLF 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.

    Robert B. Engel
    Robert B. Engel

    Robert B. Engel

    Director

    Robert B. Engel, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BLT Advisory Services, LLC, a boutique advisory firm, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an honorary doctorate from Niagara University. Bob has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 17 years at CoBank, ACB, Denver CO, where he ultimately served as President and Chief Executive Officer and 14 years at HSBC Bank, USA, where he ultimately served as Chief Banking Officer.

    Bob is active on several boards, both publicly held and private, as well as nonprofit organizations, and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an award honoring individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity.

    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.

    Jennifer K. Hopkins
    Jennifer K. Hopkins

    Jennifer K. Hopkins

    Director

    Jenny is a managing partner at Crescendo Capital and is currently the CEO of one of Crescendo’s portfolio companies, American Medical – The Oxygen Concentrator Store.   Prior to joining Crescendo Capital, Jenny had a twenty-year career with Hewlett Packard and Agilent leading teams in R&D, Marketing and Operations. Her career with Agilent culminated in the role of Vice President of the Global Solutions Business Unit.

    She is currently on the board of SpectraLogic Corporation and Sartori Cheese. She is active in several nonprofit organizations including the Colorado Forum, Craig Hospital Foundation and the NDSU Development Foundation.  Hopkins holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from North Dakota State University, and master’s degree from Stanford University. 

    Christopher S. Hylen
    Christopher S. Hylen

    Christopher S. Hylen

    Director

    Chris is chief executive officer and a board member of Reltio, Inc., a software as a service company headquartered in Redwood City, California. He has over 25 years of technology and financial services experience, including as chief executive officer of Imperva and in executive leadership roles at Citrix Systems and Intuit. Chris holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degree in engineering from Widener University.

    Susan Murphy
    Susan Murphy

    Susan Murphy

    Director

    Ms. Murphy has been a Principal at The Grace Alliance, LLC in Denver, which assists individuals and families in developing and maintaining financial strategies for the future, since 2005. She has also served as Trustee of the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association since 2007, providing oversight to a public pension fund managing $48 billion in assets for 606,000 beneficiaries. She started her career at Ernst and Young. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Murphy brings Heartland significant public accounting, investment advisory and public policy expertise along with knowledge of the Denver metropolitan area. She graduated with a BA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

    Barry H. Orr
    Barry H. Orr

    Barry H. Orr

    Director

    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.

    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 HTLF after holding various executive positions within HTLF 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.

    Martin J. Schmitz
    Martin J. Schmitz

    Martin J. Schmitz

    Director

    Marty was elected to the HTLF Board of Directors in May 2018. He served as Chairman of Citywide Banks, which was acquired by HTLF 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.

    Kathryn Graves Unger
    Kathryn Graves Unger

    Kathryn Graves Unger

    Director

    Ms. Unger currently serves at Cargill as Vice President, North America –Government Relations. Before that, Ms. Unger was Managing Director, North America – Cargill Aqua Nutrition. She previously served in management roles at Cummins Inc. Ms. Unger became a certified public accountant in Texas in 2001, where she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a BA in Spanish education and a Masters of Accounting. She then received her MBA from Stanford University.

    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.

  • 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.

    Robert D. Regnier
    Robert D. Regnier

    Robert D. Regnier

    Executive Chairman and CEO
    Bank of Blue Valley

    Bob has been a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank since their formation in 1989. He has also been the sole director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Valley Investment Corporation since its formation in 1995, and of Blue Valley Building Corp. since its formation in 1994.

    Prior to forming Blue Valley Ban Corp., Bob held various managerial positions with Boatmen’s Bank and Trust and Boatmen’s First National Bank of Kansas City. He has over 45 years of experience in a number of banking areas, including lending, investments, personnel, administration, trust, operations, new business development and mergers.

    Bob serves on the Board of Directors of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Union Station Kansas City, Inc., Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Konza Valley Capital, Inc., University of Missouri Kansas City Foundation, Johnson County Community College Foundation, and Midwest Research Institute. Bob also has extensive community relations experience with his involvement in civic, business, and philanthropic organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

    Wendy L. Reynolds
    Wendy L. Reynolds

    Wendy L. Reynolds

    President
    Bank of Blue Valley

    Wendy joined HTLF in 2011 and has nearly 25 years of consumer and commercial banking experience. Since joining HTLF, 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 2019, Wendy was named President of Bank of Blue Valley.

    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.

    Michael Wamsganz
    Michael Wamsganz

    Michael Wamsganz

    President and CEO
    Citywide Banks

    Michael Wamsganz joined Citywide Banks as the Director of Commercial Banking in April 2020, and has an extensive background in both the Commercial and Consumer banking segments. In May 2021, Michael was named President and CEO of Citywide Banks.

    Prior to Citywide Banks, Michael held various leadership positions at Huntington National Bank, Bank of the West, U.S. Bank, and Citibank.

    Michael earned his B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. He serves on the Board of Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Banker Association, Downtown Denver Partnership, and University of Colorado Customer Experience Advisory Board.

    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 is President and CEO of Dubuque Bank and Trust. He also has a C 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. Prior to working for HTLF, he was a consultant at Bain & Company.

    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, University of Dubuque, Dubuque’s True North, and SHAZAM. He is married with two daughters and one son. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, and on their family farm.

    Greg Garland
    Greg Garland

    Greg Garland

    President and CEO
    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

    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.

    Thomas D. Budd
    Thomas D. Budd

    Thomas D. Budd

    President
    Illinois Bank & Trust

    Tom Budd founded Rockford Bank & Trust in 2005 and was named President of Illinois Bank & Trust during the 2019 acquisition. Tom has taken what he has learned from a banking career spanning 32 years and applied it to developing a team of banking professionals who adhere to a community banking philosophy and deliver the highest level of service possible. Prior to forming Rockford Bank & Trust, Tom began his career in asset-based lending with CIT Group Business Credit and Barclays Business Credit. Tom then joined Chase Bank in 1991 and held various positions, including credit administration, lending and business development.

    Tom, a CPA, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. A valued member of the community, Tom currently serves on the boards of the Mercy Health Corporation, Milestone, Inc., Rock River Development Partnership and Goldie B. Floberg Center. He is a past board member of the Rockford Local Development Corporation and Illinois Bankers Association.

    Stephen Bishop
    Stephen Bishop

    Stephen Bishop

    President and CEO
    Minnesota Bank & Trust

    Steve Bishop joined Minnesota Bank & Trust in June of 2019 as EVP, Head of Commercial Banking for MBT. In February of 2020 he was named President and CEO. His 25 years of expertise across all facets of commercial banking, risk management, credit, and business development make him perfectly suited to lead the MBT team. Exemplifying our mission, Steve also shows an exceptional level of excellence by inspiring his teams to enrich the lives of our customers and communities we serve.  
     
    Steve graduated from Northwestern University and then earned his MBA from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Steve and his wife Annie have three children and enjoy family vacations and attending their kids’ activities. As an active contributor to his community, he serves as Vice President and incoming President of the Edina Athletic Booster Club, and enjoys volunteering for Edina Dance Team, Feed My Starving Children, Habitat for Humanity, and multiple youth hockey and baseball-related organizations. 

    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 as 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.

    Lo B. Nestman
    Lo B. Nestman

    Lo B. Nestman

    President and CEO
    Premier Valley Bank

    Lo Nestman joined Premier Valley Bank as President in 2019, and has more than two decades of banking leadership and financial services experience. He joined Premier Valley Bank from Wasatch Bank, a division of Zion’s First National Bank in Utah, where he served as Region President. Lo led operations for 13 banking centers and 160 team members, and he was responsible for transforming an underperforming region to Zion’s top-performing region throughout 2018. Lo earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Utah.

    During his time in Utah, Lo was an active board member with Habitat for Humanity, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Kimball Center for the Arts, and other community organizations. Lo, his wife, Liz, and their three children look forward to becoming part of the Fresno community.

    Tod Petersen
    Tod Petersen

    Tod Petersen

    President and CEO
    Rocky Mountain Bank

    Tod joined Rocky Mountain Bank as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial, in the second quarter of 2019, bringing with him an impressive career of banking, including experience in commercial lending, branch operations and consumer banking. His strong leadership has helped him become an integral part of the Rocky Mountain Bank team. In October 2019, Tod was named President of Rocky Mountain Bank, and later, he was named CEO as well.

    Tod currently shares his time and talents by serving on various boards and committees throughout the state. He, his wife, Amber, and their three children reside in Bozeman, Montana. Together they enjoy traveling and many of the outdoor activities Montana offers.

    Brent Giles
    Brent Giles

    Brent Giles

    President and CEO
    Wisconsin Bank & Trust

    Brent joined Wisconsin Bank & Trust in 2020 as President and CEO. Brent has 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, focusing on commercial and consumer banking, strategic leadership, team building and delivering client satisfaction. Prior to joining Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Giles served as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Liberty Bancorp, Inc. and BankLiberty, which was acquired in August 2019, by Central Bancompany. Following the acquisition of BankLiberty, Giles served as Regional Banking President for Central Bank of the Midwest. Giles holds a BS and MBA from the University of Missouri. 
     
    Brent is actively involved in his community and resides in Madison, WI with his family. 

    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.