Paul Jacobson, President and CEO
February 19, 2019
VisionBank Announces New President/CEO, Paul Jacobson
Heather Miller, Chair of VisionBank of Iowa and VisionBankshares, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Jacobson as President/CEO of VisionBank of Iowa.
Jacobson is a longtime banking executive and comes to VisionBank with over 30 years of senior level banking experience. Most recently serving as President of American Bank in Le Mars, IA.
Jacobson will be responsible for leading the VisionBank team and reporting to the Board of Directors. He will office out of our Ames Duff location but will spend time in all of our market locations.
“After a thorough process, my fellow search committee members and I felt that Paul best fulfilled the criteria we’d identified as well as the feedback we’d received through our public outreach efforts,” said Heather Miller, Chair of VisionBank of Iowa and VisionBankshares, Inc. “Jacobson’s appointment and this transition are exciting milestones for our organization. His people-focused leadership style, industry expertise, and market understanding will build on the success VisionBank continues to achieve.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the VisionBank team and to represent the diverse needs and economic challenges of all people living and working in the VisionBank Markets,” said Mr. Jacobson. “I look forward to joining this talented group and carrying out the unique responsibilities entrusted to us to support the economic prosperity and financial stability of our communities.”
New Perspective, Established Experience
A recognized industry advocate, Jacobson has served on the board of directors for the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Le Mars Rotary Club. He was also the Board President of the Plains Area Mental Health Center and is a longstanding board member of the Community Bankers of Iowa.
“Jacobson’s leadership has paved an excellent path for us to follow,” said Miller. “I believe we will continue to grow and strengthen our brands footprint while maintaining our position as a top-tier service provider dedicated to bringing world-class expertise to our local communities.”