Meet Our Staff and Board of Directors

At Iowa State Bank, we have a dedicated staff ready to help you find the personal, business, and ag banking solutions that will accomplish everything you need. Our staff handles the day-to-day operations at the bank, while the Iowa State Bank Board of Directors sets the long-term vision and goals for the bank. Our board always has the community’s best interests at heart.

Using the filters at the top of the page, you can select the service you’re looking for and you will be directed to a member of our staff who can help answer your questions. 

  • Aaron Kness

    Aaron Kness

    President and CEO

    Location: Main Bank Division: Senior Management Phone: (641) 469-5285 Cell Phone: (641) 233-7538 Get in touch with me

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    Aaron Kness joined the Iowa State Bank team in 2013 when he was named the bank’s president and CEO. His primary responsibilities include aligning bank staff in the best possible position to succeed. As the bank’s leader, he encourages a...
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    Aaron Kness joined the Iowa State Bank team in 2013 when he was named the bank’s president and CEO. His primary responsibilities include aligning bank staff in the best possible position to succeed. As the bank’s leader, he encourages a safe, fun work environment to provide our valued customers with competitive products and services. He also oversees advanced training and encourages professional growth within his team.

    Away from the office, Aaron is active within the Fairfield community, serving on a number of non-profit boards and working directly with local businesses to help them succeed. He is also a past president of the Fairfield Rotary Club. His favorite hobby is spending time outdoors with his wife, Terri, and his two sons, Rowan and Ryder.


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  • Jared Lyle

    Jared Lyle

    Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer

    Location: Main Bank Division: Senior Management Phone: (641) 469-5285 Cell Phone: (319) 530-8227 Get in touch with me

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    Jared Lyle joined Iowa State Bank in 2014 as the Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer. He oversees the bank’s lending department and assists the president in other duties across the institution.

    Jared has been a leader...
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    Jared Lyle joined Iowa State Bank in 2014 as the Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer. He oversees the bank’s lending department and assists the president in other duties across the institution.

    Jared has been a leader in customer service to Southeast Iowa since returning home from Iowa State University in 1994. After beginning his lending career in the farm credit system, Jared held a leadership position with a community bank for nearly 10 years. Through that experience, Jared developed a passion for community banking, one that he thoroughly enjoys living out every day as the SVP/SLO for Iowa State Bank customers and employees!

    Jared and his wife, Angela, have been married for 25 years and have 6 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, including two grandsons. Jared also enjoys running, attending local community events, and cheering for the Cyclones.


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  • Susan R. Buch

    Susan R. Buch

    Vice President of Real Estate Lending

    Location: Main Bank Division: Mortgage Lending Phone: (641) 469-5285 Get in touch with me

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    Susan Buch wears several hats for Iowa State Bank. Since joining the bank in 1994, she has become vice president of real estate lending to help families of the Fairfield community find their dream home.

    She and her husband have six children,...
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    Susan Buch wears several hats for Iowa State Bank. Since joining the bank in 1994, she has become vice president of real estate lending to help families of the Fairfield community find their dream home.

    She and her husband have six children, including a set of triplets. She is active in community organizations like Rotary Club, St. Mary’s Church, Habitat for Humanity, and the Trojan Honor Wall. She also enjoys cheering for the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.


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  • Karl Metcalf

    Karl Metcalf

    Vice President of Commercial Lending

    Location: Main Bank Division: Commercial Lending Phone: (641) 469-5285 Cell Phone: (641) 919-2399 Get in touch with me

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    Karl Metcalf takes great pride in helping local business owners and entrepreneurs meet the financial goals they have set for their businesses. Helping lead our commercial lenders, Karl always does his best to support customers and find lending...
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    Karl Metcalf takes great pride in helping local business owners and entrepreneurs meet the financial goals they have set for their businesses. Helping lead our commercial lenders, Karl always does his best to support customers and find lending solutions to suit their individual needs for real estate purchases, operating lines of credit, or working capital.

    Karl is used to the fast-paced lifestyle that sometimes comes with banking. He is a well-trained timer for Fairfield Trojan track meets, and a scoreboard operator for Trojan basketball games. He and his wife, Morae, operate a small hobby farm in rural Jefferson County. Karl is also active in Fairfield’s Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club, and the Park & Rec Foundation.


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  • Jane Broek Kramer

    Jane Broek Kramer

    Vice President of Lending

    Location: Main Bank Division: Commercial Lending Phone: (641) 469-5285 Cell Phone: (641) 455-6603 Get in touch with me

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    Jane Broek Kramer joined Iowa State Bank with over 17 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Originally from the Dutch community of Sioux Center, she earned a degree in Business Management from Central College in Pella, IA. She enjoys working...
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    Jane Broek Kramer joined Iowa State Bank with over 17 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Originally from the Dutch community of Sioux Center, she earned a degree in Business Management from Central College in Pella, IA. She enjoys working with customers, helping find solutions that allow them to grow their businesses.

    Jane resides in Ottumwa with her husband, Bob Kramer, where they raised two sons. She is an active volunteer in her community. She loves traveling and exploring the world with her family. In her free time, she enjoys walks with her husband and dog, Lola; tending to her flower garden; and watching birds in the area.


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  • Tami Kramer

    Tami Kramer

    Vice President and Loan Officer

    Location: Main Bank Division: Loan Administration Phone: (641) 469-5285 Get in touch with me

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    Tami Kramer is responsible for making sure the lending process runs smoothly for staff and customers of Iowa State Bank. Tami’s efforts help the loan servicing staff streamline processes to gain efficiency, all while maintaining the level of...
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    Tami Kramer is responsible for making sure the lending process runs smoothly for staff and customers of Iowa State Bank. Tami’s efforts help the loan servicing staff streamline processes to gain efficiency, all while maintaining the level of compliance and quality necessary to benefit Iowa State Bank’s customers. With 25 years of service management experience, Tami is our go-to team member for handling loans quickly and accurately.

    Outside of the office, Tami is president of the local Habitat for Humanity, and a past president for the board of the Greater Jefferson County Grant Foundation. She also serves as the treasurer for PEO Chapter MB. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband, two children, two granddaughters, and her very fast weiner dog named Bailey, who was one of the winners in the 2014 Annual Weiner Dog Races during Oktoberfest.


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  • Sheri Stone

    Sheri Stone

    Vice President of Operations and Cashier

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Operations Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

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    Sheri Stone has been part of the Iowa State Bank team since 1973 and has always called Jefferson County home. Sheri worked at the original drive-in bank in the late 70s, and has since spent her entire career at our branch on the square. Her current...
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    Sheri Stone has been part of the Iowa State Bank team since 1973 and has always called Jefferson County home. Sheri worked at the original drive-in bank in the late 70s, and has since spent her entire career at our branch on the square. Her current job responsibilities involve behind-the-scenes work to make sure daily items are processed correctly and remain in balance.

    Sheri is very active when she’s away from the office. She and her husband, Alvin, have been married for more than 40 years after both growing up on Jefferson County farms. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy traveling to see their grandchildren participate in various activities. Sheri has also been active in packing food bags for at-risk, school-aged children to bring home on weekends.


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  • Dena Morrissey

    Dena Morrissey

    Vice President and Customer Service Manager

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

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    Dena Morrissey began working for Iowa State Bank while in high school, and returned to the bank after graduating college in 1996. Currently, she manages all frontline staff that have direct contact with customers. Providing Iowa State Bank...
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    Dena Morrissey began working for Iowa State Bank while in high school, and returned to the bank after graduating college in 1996. Currently, she manages all frontline staff that have direct contact with customers. Providing Iowa State Bank with quality customer service is a great source of pride for her.

    Dena and her husband, Shawn, have two children attending Iowa State University.  In her free time, she enjoys cheering on the Cyclones, reading, and running.  She and Shawn ran their first and last marathon in 2018.


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  • Laurie Smith

    Laurie Smith

    Vice President of Investments and Cash Management

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Investments & Cash Management Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

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    Laurie Smith has been with Iowa State Bank since 1977, wearing a variety of different hats throughout her time. Currently, she is the bank’s investment officer. She also works with corporate taxes, accounts payable, cash management, and performs...
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    Laurie Smith has been with Iowa State Bank since 1977, wearing a variety of different hats throughout her time. Currently, she is the bank’s investment officer. She also works with corporate taxes, accounts payable, cash management, and performs several critical accounting tasks.

    Laurie has three adult sons with her husband, Rick. She has a passion for animals, and holds a degree as a veterinary medical technician. She took that love for animals and started a therapy dog reading program for children at the Fairfield Library. She also volunteers in similar programs at local nursing homes and hospitals. Laurie was once a volunteer EMT for the Jefferson County Ambulance.


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  • Sam Eastburn

    Sam Eastburn

    Assistant Vice President and Bank Security Officer

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Operations Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

    Contact Sam Eastburn

  • Scott Willman, J.D.

    Scott Willman, J.D.

    Compliance Administrator

    Location: Main Bank Division: Senior Management

    Scott Willman began as Compliance Administrator in 2018, with a background in the legal field. He holds a license to practice law in the State of Iowa, and is a certified Mediator. Scott and his wife, Vanessa, live in Fairfield, where she practices...
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    Scott Willman began as Compliance Administrator in 2018, with a background in the legal field. He holds a license to practice law in the State of Iowa, and is a certified Mediator. Scott and his wife, Vanessa, live in Fairfield, where she practices law at Foss, Kuiken, Cochran & Helling, P.C. Scott is an active community member, serving on the Fairfield Golf & Country Club Board of Directors, coaching youth sports, and volunteering at various other community activities. Scott loves golf, the outdoors, and most of all, his family.


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  • Jamie Winter

    Jamie Winter

    Personal Banker and Marketing Manager

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

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  • Corinna Ackerman

    Corinna Ackerman

    Personal Banker

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

    Contact Corinna Ackerman

  • Sabrina Kurka

    Sabrina Kurka

    Personal Banker

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking Get in touch with me

    Contact Sabrina Kurka

  • Carol Eland

    Carol Eland

    Teller and Operations Assistant

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Retail Banking

    Carol Eland started at Iowa State Bank in 1999 as a teller. Since then, Carol has been a teller, personal banker, and operations assistant. She is a utility player for the bank! 

    Carol enjoys...
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    Carol Eland started at Iowa State Bank in 1999 as a teller. Since then, Carol has been a teller, personal banker, and operations assistant. She is a utility player for the bank! 

    Carol enjoys cooking, baking and hiking. She has three children and five grandkids.


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  • Judy Diehl

    Judy Diehl

    Teller

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking

  • Greg Scott

    Greg Scott

    Teller

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking

    Greg is a new face to the Iowa State Bank teller family! He is originally from Indiana, received an undergraduate degree from Central College in Kansas, moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he assisted several Publix Supermarket locations primarily...
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    Greg is a new face to the Iowa State Bank teller family! He is originally from Indiana, received an undergraduate degree from Central College in Kansas, moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he assisted several Publix Supermarket locations primarily managing Customer Service departments and HR. He also met his wonderful wife, Claire, in Tennessee who's trade is in Geology and they finally arrived to Fairfield late 2017. You can find Greg talking all things coffee, playing guitar, practicing Jujitsu, or running after his 4 month old chocolate lab.


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  • Cindy Burks

    Cindy Burks

    Part-time Teller

    Location: Main Bank Division: Retail Banking

  • Norma Myers

    Norma Myers

    Reception

    Location: Main Bank Division: Reception

  • Tishia Batterson

    Tishia Batterson

    Operations Assistant

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Operations

  • Tiffany Ann De Paz

    Tiffany Ann De Paz

    Operations Assistant

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Operations

    Tiffany and her husband stay busy with their two children. She loves to craft everything, as she's a big Pinterest fan. In her free time, she enjoys boating and fishing with her family.

    Tiffany and her husband stay busy with their two children. She loves to craft everything, as she's a big Pinterest fan. In her free time, she enjoys boating and fishing with her family.


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  • Laura McCormick

    Laura McCormick

    Loan Administration

    Location: Main Bank Division: Loan Administration

  • Ashley Eastburn

    Ashley Eastburn

    Loan Service Representative

    Location: Main Bank Division: Loan Administration

  • Michelle Kooiker

    Michelle Kooiker

    Loan Service Representative

    Location: Main Bank Division: Loan Administration

    Michelle joins us from the Boyden-Hull community. Michelle and her husband Aaron and son have recently moved to Fairfield, as Aaron is the new City Administrator. Their son, Landon, is already involved in the Fairfield sports programs. They have an...
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    Michelle joins us from the Boyden-Hull community. Michelle and her husband Aaron and son have recently moved to Fairfield, as Aaron is the new City Administrator. Their son, Landon, is already involved in the Fairfield sports programs. They have an adult son, Ashton, who lives and works in Hull. 


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  • Sue Weber

    Sue Weber

    Loan Service Representative

    Location: Main Bank Division: Loan Administration

  • Dave Eastburn

    Dave Eastburn

    Chairman of the Board

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Dave Eastburn is responsible for leading the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors, and represents the third generation of Eastburn’s to lead Iowa State Bank. He joined the bank in 1981 and was appointed to the board on March...
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    Dave Eastburn is responsible for leading the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors, and represents the third generation of Eastburn’s to lead Iowa State Bank. He joined the bank in 1981 and was appointed to the board on March 12, 1990. He is very active in the Fairfield Community, serving on the Civic Center Board & Building Committee, the Fairfield High School Renovation Committee, the Park and Recreation Pool and Gym Task Force and the Fairfield Lions Club.

    Outside his boardroom duties, Dave is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago White Sox. He and his wife Vicki have three sons: Benjamin, Timothy and Samuel.


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  • Tom R. Thompson

    Tom R. Thompson

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Another distinguished member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors, Tom Thompson brings valuable experience to the board. With a background in accounting, Tom’s financial wisdom is a great asset for the board when considering...
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    Another distinguished member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors, Tom Thompson brings valuable experience to the board. With a background in accounting, Tom’s financial wisdom is a great asset for the board when considering how the bank can use its funds to help the Fairfield community. ‘

    Tom is a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1971. He started CPA practice in Fairfield in 1975. He loves to travel to visit his children and grandchildren. His volunteer credits include the chair of the discipline committee for the Iowa Board of Accountancy and serves on the Fairfield City Council.


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  • Nelson Anderson

    Nelson Anderson

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Mr. Anderson is a local prominent cattle feeder and farmer.  Having four years of Business education from William Penn University, he was appointed to the Board in 1992, and is one of the longest serving members of the leadership team.  Nelson lends...
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    Mr. Anderson is a local prominent cattle feeder and farmer.  Having four years of Business education from William Penn University, he was appointed to the Board in 1992, and is one of the longest serving members of the leadership team.  Nelson lends to the bank his 25 years on the Board, as well as his ag and small business management background.


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  • Sarah W. Cochran

    Sarah W. Cochran

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Sarah Cochran brings valuable experience to the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors. Sarah is a partner in the law firm of Foss, Kuiken & Cochran, P.C.

    In addition to the Iowa State Bank & Trust Board, she also serves on the Board...
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    Sarah Cochran brings valuable experience to the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors. Sarah is a partner in the law firm of Foss, Kuiken & Cochran, P.C.

    In addition to the Iowa State Bank & Trust Board, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Indian Hills Community College Foundation, board member on the Iowa State Financial Services the African Violet Foundation. She is the past President and Treasurer of the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, former Attorney Disciplinary Board memberand Chair, and served on the board for the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Sarah has also served on capital campaigns for the Partners for Play playground, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, and the recent Pool and Gym Project. 

    Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and husband, Terry, and their three children, Ryan, Duncan and Shannon. She also enjoys traveling, t heater and music, and an occasional round of golf.


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  • Patrick G. Kessel

    Patrick G. Kessel

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Patrick Kessel joined the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors in 2010. He brings more than 40 years of experience in running his own family business and has owned and managed his own farm for 30 years. This experience puts Patrick in...
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    Patrick Kessel joined the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors in 2010. He brings more than 40 years of experience in running his own family business and has owned and managed his own farm for 30 years. This experience puts Patrick in touch with what Iowa State Bank’s customers are looking for and helps him know what they need from their bank.

    Patrick has been a customer of Iowa State Bank since 1965 and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1970. He and his wife Suzan have three children, seven grandchildren and a yellow labrador named Lucy. He loves watching the St. Louis Cardinals and singing in the St. Mary’s church choir.


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  • Joe Carr

    Joe Carr

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Joe Carr has been a member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors since 1996. He has deep ties to the Fairfield community, retiring from his role as administrator for Fairfield Community Schools in 2010. In his current role...
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    Joe Carr has been a member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors since 1996. He has deep ties to the Fairfield community, retiring from his role as administrator for Fairfield Community Schools in 2010. In his current role on the board, he serves as a member on the executive committee and the audit committee.

    Joe is very active in the Fairfield community, serving on the Greater Jefferson County Foundation Board of Directors, the Fairfield Community School Board and was a member of the Pool and Gym Task Force. He and his wife, Vicki, have two children and love cheering for the Fairfield Trojans.


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  • Kenneth Malloy

    Kenneth Malloy

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    A native of New York State, Kenneth Malloy moved to Iowa in the 1980s. He joined the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors in 2013. He is currently on the board’s audit committee and helps make sure the bank is making good decisions...
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    A native of New York State, Kenneth Malloy moved to Iowa in the 1980s. He joined the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors in 2013. He is currently on the board’s audit committee and helps make sure the bank is making good decisions in the way that it loans money, invests and protects the financial interests of customers and employees. One of the favorite aspects of his duties as a board member include helping families overcome challenges and succeed.

    Ken is President of Danaher Oil Company and has been with the company for 30 years. Ken has four children, two boys and two girls that he is very proud of. He Volunteers with youth football, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He still cheers for his New York Yankees and the Knicks, but his ultimate favorite is the Kansas City Chiefs. Ken enjoys Fairfield for its quality of life, especially the Trails, Rec Center, and Civic Center. Ken is an avid griller and cooker, noting that he loves to grill all year. He enjoys sharing, learning about, and enjoying fine wines with friends.


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  • Marcia Gaines

    Marcia Gaines

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    There was a little luck involved when Marcia Gaines began her banking career at Iowa State Bank in 1970. She was all set to work at a local factory, but was offered a bookkeeping position with the bank just a week before she was scheduled to start....
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    There was a little luck involved when Marcia Gaines began her banking career at Iowa State Bank in 1970. She was all set to work at a local factory, but was offered a bookkeeping position with the bank just a week before she was scheduled to start. After 44 years with Iowa State Bank, Marcia retired in 2014. She is glad to have the opportunity to remain a part of the ISB family serving as a board member on the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company’s Board of Directors.

    Marcia and her husband Mort have three adult children and four grandchildren. She enjoys cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball and football teams and has served as a Sunday school teacher at her church. Retirement has afforded Marcia the opportunity to volunteer and mentor Pence Elementary children in the classroom by assisting teachers and working directly with the children. She also enjoys having more time to knit and garden.


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  • Steven Triplett

    Steven Triplett

    Board Member

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Steven Triplett is a proud member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors. As a board member since 2004, he has helped make decisions that has set not only the bank and its customers up for success, but has also made decisions looking...
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    Steven Triplett is a proud member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors. As a board member since 2004, he has helped make decisions that has set not only the bank and its customers up for success, but has also made decisions looking to benefit the entire Fairfield community. Steven has volunteered his time with the United Way, Iowa City West High School and at First Tech Challenge.

    When he’s not focused on his board duties, Steven spends time with his family. He and his wife, Jane, have three children and five grandchildren that keep them very busy. He is also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs.


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  • Mark Walther

    Mark Walther

    Board of Directors

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Board Of Directors

    Mark Walther is the newest Member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, serving on the Board since 2015. In 2016, he retired from the U.S. government after a 35 year career, 30 years with NASA and the last five years with an independent...
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    Mark Walther is the newest Member of the Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, serving on the Board since 2015. In 2016, he retired from the U.S. government after a 35 year career, 30 years with NASA and the last five years with an independent financial services federal agency that administers the single largest defined contribution (401K) plan in the United States. Mark is currently employed with Gartner as a full-time consultant. Through his service on the Audit Committee, he brings his experience in Information Technology and Cyber Security to help ensure the Bank's technology solutions are sound and secure.  

    Mark has been an extended citizen of Fairfield and Iowa since 1972, when he made his first trip to Iowa from his native state of New York. He is married to Kimberly (Eastburn) and graduated from Central College and Iowa State University. Mark and Kim reside in Maryland and have two grown children.


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  • Deanne Hickenbottom

    Deanne Hickenbottom

    CFO: Iowa State Financial Services Corp.

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Holding Company

    Deanne Hickenbottom joined the Iowa State Bank team in 1986 and is a graduate of Fairfield High School. In 2012, she was brought on at Iowa State Financial Services Corp. She also serves as secretary for the Board of Directors. Her job duties include...
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    Deanne Hickenbottom joined the Iowa State Bank team in 1986 and is a graduate of Fairfield High School. In 2012, she was brought on at Iowa State Financial Services Corp. She also serves as secretary for the Board of Directors. Her job duties include conducting internal audits of Iowa State Bank, submitting quarterly reports to the bank’s holding company and general ledger reporting for the holding company.

    Deanne has two children with her husband, Ralph. Away from the office, she likes to spend time fishing and boating at their lake home and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals. She and Ralph also spend as much time as they can with their three grandchildren.


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  • Brenda Bisgard

    Brenda Bisgard

    Human Resources/Assistant to Chairman Iowa State Financial Services Corp.

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Holding Company

  • Mark Swan

    Mark Swan

    IT Manager/Network Administrator

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Holding Company Phone: (641) 472-3161 Get in touch with me

    Contact Mark Swan

  • Kola

    Kola

    Bank Dog

    Location: Bank on the Square Division: Marketing and Business Development Get in touch with me

    Contact Kola

    Kola Smith is an English yellow Labrador Retriever who has been adopted as the “Bank’s Dog”. 

    Her owner, Laurie Smith, had a dream of having a therapy dog which would provide services within the Fairfield community....
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    Kola Smith is an English yellow Labrador Retriever who has been adopted as the “Bank’s Dog”. 

    Her owner, Laurie Smith, had a dream of having a therapy dog which would provide services within the Fairfield community. To make this dream a reality, Laurie convinced our President, Aaron Kness, to allow Kola to come to the bank everyday so she could hone her training and socialization skills, which were needed for Kola to become a certified therapy dog.

    It didn’t take long for Kola to touch the hearts of all our employees and customers. Kola shares an office with Laurie at our bank on the square, but you will also see her out and about in the community, visiting schools, nursing homes, the library, and elsewhere.


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