Farmers Trust and Savings Bank Appoints Mike Bryan, as the New President
January 2019 - David Woodcock, retiring President, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Bryan as President of Farmers Trust and Savings Bank.
Bryan has served Farmers Bank in Ag Lending since 1994, with a promotion to Executive Vice President, Senior Lender in 2007. As the Senior Lender, he has been responsible for the bank’s overall commercial and ag lending. “I am eager to begin work at Farmers Bank as President. The changes in leadership represent an opportunity for the talented and diverse leaders in our company to build on Farmers Bank core strengths, which include an outstanding staff, great customers, and many opportunities for continued growth.” said Mike Bryan.
Bryan will oversee the banking operations, while assuming more of the day-to-day management and administrative duties of the overall bank. His focus will turn toward customer relations and satisfaction, overseeing the impact and development of new products and services for customers. This role will continue to ensure the core values of Farmers Bank are being acted out within the bank all while continuing to provide the same customer service people have come to expect over the last 100 years.
His vast banking and leadership experience, as well as serving on many boards and committees, will aid him in achieving the bank’s financial goals and objectives, and keep Farmers Bank at the forefront of the banking industry.
As a native of Spencer, IA, Bryan has twenty-seven years of experience in the banking industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Business from Iowa State University. In 2000, Bryan graduated from the School of Banking in Colorado. He and Jackie, his wife of 24 years, have 3 children Emily (20), Carly (19) and Austin (16) and they attend Hope Reformed Church.
Bryan is very active in the community including serving on several local boards and committees including: Clay County Fair: board member and Grandstand guest services superintendent, member of the Spencer School Foundation Board, he volunteers on many Spencer Community School functions including games, music and speech events. His past involvement includes serving as a board member and volunteer with the Spencer Tailtwister athletic boost club.
“We are proud to promote Mike to President of Farmers Bank. I know I speak for the entire Board when I say Mike has the respect of everyone in the community and industry and will further the legacy of Farmers Bank. He is an outstanding leader, banker, volunteer and family man, stated Steve Drucker, Board Member. There is no one who is more prepared to lead Farmers Bank. The Board is looking forward to Mike taking on this greater role at the bank, and we know he will lead with great character, loyalty and excellence.”
Along with Bryan’s new position, he will be surrounded by a new Executive Team, which consists of newly promoted, Kent Nelson, Executive Vice President/Senior Lender along with Bryan Harkin, Vice President/CFO and remaining on the team, Debbie Sundall, Senior Vice President. This team will provide a healthy blend of new ideas while maintaining the bank’s core values. Together these leaders look forward to continuing the purpose that Farmers Bank is known for… making a difference every day, one relationship at a time.
Farmers Bank is a community-based bank, established in 1916 in Spencer, IA with total assets of $435 million. Today, Farmers Bank continues to offer the best high-touch customer services with superior banking products. Farmers Bank has built a solid reputation as a hometown community bank based on trust and great service.