Last year, community bank loan producers were faced with both record-low interest rates and a glut of deposits. But as they always do, they came through for individuals and businesses in their communities with a combination of personalized service and prudent risk management practices. Here, we highlight some of last year’s most successful loan producers in the areas of agriculture, commercial and consumer/mortgage lending.
Tigh Livermont, a customer service representative at $1.5 billion-asset Security First Bank in Lincoln, Neb., competes in rodeos and recently won the title Miss Indian Rodeo 2022.
After becoming a fan of The Great British Baking Show, Tyrone Beatty, assistant branch manager at $2.3 million-asset 1st Security Bank of Washington in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., added baking to his long list of interests.
Justin Kitzinger, a private banking officer at $6 billion-asset Bankers Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicates 200 hours each year to volunteer firefighting.
From credit union overreach to onerous overregulation, the 2022/23 ICBA board of directors has plenty on its to-do list. Executive committee members tell us what advocacy issues they’ll be focused on during their terms, while board members share their words of wisdom for up-and-coming community bankers: themselves.
What’s the secret to professional longevity? Four long-serving community bankers share the many ways they’ve grown in their respective careers, how the industry continues to evolve and, most importantly, what a life in community banking has meant to them.
The chief credit officer of $1.4 billion-asset Gorham Savings Bank in Gorham, Maine, has had a passion for drumming since the fourth grade. Today, he has his own jazz quartet and plays in a 17-piece big band.