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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 2,500 employees in over 30 cities across the U.S.
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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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Jim 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.
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John Hartford
Retired Bank Iowa Chief Lending Officer
John Hartford is Bank Iowa’s former chief lending officer and executive vice president. Hartford began his banking career in Humboldt, Iowa, as a senior lender for Humboldt Trust and Savings Bank, which later became Bank Iowa. In 1996, Hartford was named president of Bank Iowa Humboldt, a position he held for more than 16 years. In 2012, he was named chief lending officer/EVP for Bank Iowa and relocated to Des Moines. Hartford held that position until his retirement in 2017. In addition to serving on the Bank Iowa board, he is a member of Bank Iowa’s Senior Credit Committee and works as a part-time credit consultant.
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.
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.