• Citizens First Bank Announces Promotions

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    August 30, 2022
    Citizens First Bank is pleased to announce several promotions among staff.  Citizens First Bank (CFB) has been the area’s premier community bank since 2000.  With three convenient branch locations and a digital branch at GoCFB.bank, CFB offers innovative financial products and services with the support and reassurance of local decisions.  The Citizens First Bank staff promotions are detailed below.

    Eddie Dunham, VP – Business Development and Evan Trenkamp, VP – Senior Lender, have both joined the Senior Management team for the bank. 

    Eddie, with CFB since 2009, has his Marketing Management degree from Ashford University, and brings years of lending and business development experience to his new role.  Eddie is actively involved in the community, including as a member of the Sawmill Museum Board of Directors, Grow Clinton Ambassador, Clinton Airport Commission and Clinton Kiwanis Club.

    Evan, with CFB since 2014, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, and Upper Iowa University.   Evan’s focus on Agricultural and Commercial lending, along with his management skills, have prepared him for his new role.  He is a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

    Heather Farwell has been promoted to VP – Financial Services.  Heather has been with Citizens First Bank for 19 years.  She is a graduate of the Iowa Bankers Association Leadership Institute, and Lincoln Land College.  Her expertise in Digital Banking and customer service are well suited to her new role.  Her management experience and product development will fit with the strategic plan that lies ahead at CFB. 

    Greg Farwell is promoted to VP - Senior Real Estate Lending Officer.  Greg has 19 years of tenure in the Loan Department at Citizens First Bank and has been in the mortgage industry for over 30 years.  Greg’s professional background includes many different large market areas, and all aspects of real estate lending. 

    Michelle Osborn is promoted to Operations Officer.  She has been with Citizens First Bank for 12 years and brings 20 years of experience to her role.  Michelle’s new role builds on years of experience in customer support and bank operations.  She is looking forward to helping the bank continue to grow.

    Ashley Streed has been promoted to Compliance and BSA Officer.  With Citizens First Bank for 11 years, Ashley has worked in various roles in both deposits and loans.  She is a Certified BSA / AML Professional (CBAP), receiving her certification from the Independent Community Bankers of America. Additionally, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance from Ashford University. 

    Carrie Donaire is promoted to Marketing Officer.  Carrie has 20 years of experience in Content Marketing and Business Development, including 5 years at Citizens First Bank.  She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Framingham State University.  She is involved in many community organizations including various committees for the Clinton Community School District and the Rotary Club of Clinton, where she serves on the Board of Directors.

    In addition to these changes, it was announced that Ryan Melton has joined the Citizens First Bank staff as VP – Information Technology and Operations, bringing 13 years of banking technology experience to the team.  Ryan is a graduate of Western Illinois University.   

    Bank President Stephen Clements commented, “We are pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions.  The team we have in place has been designed to support our organization’s growth.  We are working together to make good things happen at CFB, for our customers and their businesses, and for our community.” 

    Pictured: the Citizens First Bank Officers from left to right: Eddie Dunham, Kristine Wiersema, Greg Farwell, Carrie Donaire, Mary Temple, Evan Trenkamp, Michelle Osborn, Georgia Cook, Heather Farwell, Ryan Melton, Emily Stiles, Ashley Streed, Stephen Clements, Stacy Barenz, Kathy Forrest, Keith Hook.

    Carrie Donaire, Marketing Director
    cdonaire@gocfb.bank, (563) 519-0650