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Rochester, Minnesota – November 2, 2018 – West Bank, a $2.2 billion community bank, today announced its new slate of Directors for the Rochester bank.
West Bank selects community leaders to serve on a Community Bank Board in each local market it serves. These leaders provide their valuable insights, perspective and collective wisdom to support the bank’s local management, as well as to assist the bank with marketing and community relations efforts.
"We’re fortunate that we’ve been able to attract fifteen amazing community leaders who have helped shape Rochester” said Dave Nelson, West Bank’s Chairman & CEO, “We gain a great deal of our strength through our partnerships, and together we look forward to continuing a strong and responsive community banking approach for the Rochester business community.”
The Rochester bank has been advised and guided by a 15 member Community Board of Directors, made up of experienced business leaders, professionals, former legislators and other individuals who have helped shape Rochester over many decades. Following the retirement of directors Jim McPeak, Sr., Norb Harrington and Sandy Keith, as well as the passing of Nancy Braatas in 2014, the Bank has assembled a new slate of directors for 2018 and beyond.
West Bank Rochester Community Board of Directors
“Since we opened our Rochester bank in 2013, we have originated over $300 million in loans to the Rochester business community and now bank over 130 Rochester businesses” said Mike Zinser, Market President for West Bank in Rochester. “The success we enjoy here in Rochester could never have been imagined without the support and guidance of this dedicated group of Directors”.
West Bank is a 125 year old, publicly traded community bank that is based in West Des Moines, Iowa and has a strong presence in all three of its markets, including Des Moines, Iowa City and Rochester. West Bank’s Chairman and CEO is former Rochester & SE Minnesota banking executive Dave Nelson, who is well known and respected in Rochester and brought the bank here in 2013.
Under Nelson’s leadership, this community bank has been consistently named one of the top 20 banks in America by firms such as Raymond James and Sandler O’Neill, as well as the American Bankers Association and several other industry professionals.
In the Rochester market, West Bank is a full-service business bank, with a seasoned team of accomplished bankers that are well known and have been successful in this market for over 20 years. In addition to business banking, the bank offers principal banking targeted to business owners, executives and professionals as well as full consumer banking and trust services to the community.