What are your goals in your role at your company?
I travel Iowa and Nebraska building relationships with middle-market clients. My focus is adding value through education, structure and strategy, and as a connection to other key stakeholders, continuously engaging in meaningful dialogue about banking needs, identifying mutually beneficial opportunities to be their commercial banking partner.
What are your goals for your community involvement?
Sitting on the Iowa Association of Business and Industry board and being an Elevate Iowa ambassador, I’m driven by sharing the stories of Iowa companies, improving the perception of advanced manufacturing in Iowa, and getting in front of our future workforce early to share substantial career opportunities here in Iowa.
What’s your biggest passion, and why?
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. I’m passionate about bringing resources together. Whether in rural Iowa or Des Moines, with the right discussions, connections and drive, our communities and state accomplish more.
What is it that drives you?
My family. My husband is my best friend and biggest supporter. Growing up in a town of 200, I saw my family work extremely hard while always lending a hand to anyone who needed it. Following in their footsteps, servant leadership is the type of example we want to show our children.
What are your future aspirations?
Engaging the younger generation in building their values and contributing to their community early by finding ways to energize, empower and enlist them.
Four reasons she’s a Forty:
1. Actively involved with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, serving on its board, conference committee and as an elevate ambassador.
2. Graduate of Leadership Iowa class of 2015-16.
3. Co-founded FEW, a Financial Executive Women group to retain and elevate women in the financial services industries by supporting one another with peer-to-peer learning.
4. Volunteers with many organizations, including Loving Arms Childcare Center, Relay for Life and church ministry.