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Gulling to retire from West Bank; Funk to step into CFO role


West Bancorporation Inc., parent company of West Bank, announced that Douglas Gulling will retire as executive vice president and chief financial officer of West Bank effective Sept. 30, and as executive vice president, treasurer and CFO of the company effective Dec. 31. He will continue with the company through Dec. 31, 2022, in a non-officer role to assist with the transition of his duties and will report directly to David Nelson, CEO and president of West Bancorporation. Gulling will continue on the board of West Bank and will be appointed to the company’s board on Jan. 1, 2022. Jane Funk, currently senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of the company, will assume the role of executive vice president and CFO of West Bank effective Oct. 1, and executive vice president, treasurer and CFO of the company effective Jan. 1, 2022. She will be appointed to the West Bank board beginning Oct. 1. Funk joined West Bank in 2014 and has been controller since 2018 and chief accounting officer since 2019. She previously worked more than 18 years for public accounting firm RSM US LLP and for two other financial institutions before joining West Bank. “We believe our transition plan will allow for a seamless transition from Doug to Jane as the company’s chief financial officer and reflects the careful succession planning that the company has undertaken,” Nelson said in a news release.

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