VisionBank announces new Ames Market President, Kurt Matthewson
AMES, Iowa – September 29, 2015 – Darrell Hughes, President and CEO of VisionBank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kurt Matthewson to Market President. Kurt will continue to office at the branch located at 104 Chestnut Street in Ames, but will oversee operations at the three Ames locations as well as the Huxley branch on Highway 69.
Kurt came to VisionBank in 2014 to serve as a Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Lending. He focused much of his time on coaching the commercial lending team in Ames, growing the branch and his personal loan portfolio, and strategizing business development and loan structure. Prior to coming to VisionBank, Kurt spent 13 years as Vice President of City State Bank in Madrid, Iowa. To date, Kurt has spent 16 years in banking, 26 years cumulatively in credit/finance.
“We have benefitted greatly from Kurt’s contributions thus far, and we anticipate great things from our Ames and Huxley markets under his leadership” said Hughes. “We are fortunate to have the expertise, experience and insights that Kurt brings to not just the Ames market, but to our organization bank-wide.”
Kurt will continue to be an active lender as well as be responsible for all aspects of deposits and lending activity, business and staff development, customer satisfaction, community leadership, promoting corporate culture, goals, and objectives and managing the market in Ames and Huxley. “The markets and communities we serve are vibrant, growing and full of energy. This, along with our entire staff team, makes VisionBank a great place to work,” said Matthewson.
Kurt is originally from Madrid, Iowa, and he and his wife, Michelle, currently live in rural Boone County. Kurt has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and he is also a Dale Carnegie Management graduate.
VisionBank has eight full service branches in Ames, Boone, Grimes, Huxley, and Ogden with $410 Million in assets and over $315 Million in total deposits. The bank is owned by VisionBankshares, Inc., a locally owned bank holding company based in Central Iowa. The bank offers full service retail, mortgage, consumer, commercial, commercial real estate, and agricultural deposit and lending products and services. To learn more, visit the bank’s website at www.visionbank.com.