GRIMES, Iowa – May 2, 2014 - Bob Grathwohl, President/CEO of VisionBank of Iowa, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Harder to Market President. Jeff will continue to office at the branch located at 925 SE Gateway Dr. in Grimes. He has spent the last five (5) years as VP-Commercial Lender with VisionBank and over ten (10) years of banking experience in the Des Moines metropolitan area.
“The board and I are pleased to have Jeff leading the VisionBank office located in Grimes” said Grathwohl. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jeff’s caliber to head up this market. Jeff is invaluable as a Community Banker to the growth and future of the bank and the Grimes community”
Jeff will continue to be an active lender and grow his portfolio as well as be responsible for all aspects of deposits and lending activity as well as directing business development, staff development, customer satisfaction, community leadership, promoting corporate culture, goals, and objectives and managing the market in Grimes.
Jeff, his wife Lynn, and their three children live in Waukee. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Iowa. He is active in youth sports and scouting. Jeff is an active member of the Grimes Chamber and Economic Development, the Waukee Chamber of Commerce, the Homebuilders Association of Greater Des Moines, Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association and is a graduate of the Waukee Leadership Institute.
When asked about his new position Jeff said, “We have a great staff here in Grimes, from personal banking, mortgage and cash management to commercial and business lending. I am happy and humble to be part of this dynamic team and look forward to growing with Grimes and our surrounding communities. Thank you to all our great customers; and we here at VisionBank will continue to provide the same outstanding service you are all used to.”