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MidWestOne Bank; Community 1st Credit Union; more

Jan 13, 2014

MidWestOne CEO named ‘2014 Banker of the Year’

Charles N. Funk, CEO of MidWestOne Bank, has been named the “2014 Banker of the Year” by the NorthWestern Financial Review.

Funk is the 26th Banker of the Year selection since the start of the program. He is the sixth banker selected from the state of Iowa.

Funk has been involved in the banking industry since 1979. In 2000, he joined Iowa State Bank & Trust Company as president and CEO. He holds the same position after the merger with MidWestOne Financial Group in 2008. He currently serves on the faculty of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colo. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Banking Association and is past-chairman of the Iowa Bankers Association.

The NorthWestern Financial Review recognized Funk in its January issue as a leader, team builder and motivator who believes in taking care of MidWestOne’s customers.

Funk believes a CEO’s potential is limited only in proportion to his inability to delegate. He has a deep commitment to building his team. His nomination reads: “[MidWestOne Bank] came through the tough years because President and CEO Charles N. Funk had poured so much energy into developing his staff.”

The NorthWestern Financial Review is a 120-year-old publication dedicated to news, analysis and information in the community banking industry.


Gire new branch mortgage originator at credit union

Alyisa Gire has been named Fairfield branch mortgage originator at Community 1st Credit Union.

Gire was most recently a mortgage loan clerk at the credit union’s Pennsylvania branch in Ottumwa. Her prior experience was in the recruiting department at Cambridge Investment Research Inc. in Fairfield and marketing manager at First National Bank in Fairfield.

“Her experience and background will serve our members well,” said Community 1st Credit Union Director of Mortgage Lending Laura Kay Sheely.

Gire resides in Fairfield with her husband Tanner.


‘Simplify Your Business’ scheduled Tuesday

‘Simplify Your Business’ is set at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson County ISU Extension Office.

For information and registration, call 641-799-6681 or email himarh@iastate.edu.

The fee is $5.


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