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Robert Duncan
Chairman Emeritus, Duncan Aviation, and Bank Iowa Co-Founder
Robert Duncan, along with his father, Donald Duncan and Harry Barr, co-founded Bank Iowa. Duncan is Chairman Emeritus of Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Nebraska. Duncan Aviation, one of the world’s largest privately-owned business aircraft service organizations, is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, with over 1,400 employees in over 30 cities across the U.S.
Harry Barr
Banke Iowa co-founder
Please visit our press release about Harry Barr here
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Paige Duncan
Board Chair
Upon graduating from Northwestern University, Paige Duncan joined the Bank Iowa Corporation board of directors. Duncan has participated in various activities within Bank Iowa including loan reviews, human resource management, investment management and acquisitions. She is the daughter of Bank Iowa co-founder, Robert Duncan.
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J.B. Barr
Board Vice-Chair
J.B. Barr currently works as an adjunct associate professor of Physical Therapy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he has taught physical therapy students since 1998. Barr is the son of Bank Iowa co-founder, Harry Barr.
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James (Jim) L. Plagge
President and CEO
Jim Plagge brings over 30 years of financial services industry experience to Bank Iowa, where he serves as President and CEO. Plagge also serves as the Bank Iowa Corporation President and CEO. He has been active in trade and community organizations his entire career.
Dale Heider
Engineer/ Farmer
Dale Heider, engineer and co-owner of Jet Company located in Humboldt, Iowa, helped move the product line from wagon and truck boxes into semi grain trailers when he joined the family owned business. Jet Company’s product line now consists of trailers for agricultural use, over the road construction and various niche markets. Jet Company employs over 100 people and their trailers are marketed throughout the U.S.
Timothy (Tim) E. Minton
Timothy Minton is a certified public accountant and worked for Des Moines-based Principal Life Insurance for 22 years. Minton started his tenure with Principal in the Commercial Real Estate department where he worked from 1988 to 1999. For the next 10 years, Minton underwrote and managed a diversified portfolio of structured investments, including venture capital investments for Principal. Tim retired from Principal in 2009 and is now a full-time farmer in the Adel area.
Michael Wilson
Retired President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Michael Wilson is a highly respected and transformational executive. After serving as President and CEO for Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs) in two different regions, Wilson’s foundation of success was his ability to drive engagement by creating a respectful, team-oriented, values-driven company culture. Wilson retired from FHLB of Des Moines in 2020 and now serves on Bank Iowa’s Board of Directors as well as the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity board. He continues to advocate for community development and affordable housing.