Bank Iowa Celebrates 40-Year Tenure of Team member

May 3, 2021



Community Members are encouraged to Celebrate Vicki Brown’s Retirement


Bank Iowa’s Retail Banking Supervisor, Vicki Brown, will retire from Bank Iowa on May 7. Brown has served the Clarinda region of Iowa’s second-largest family-owned bank for more than 40 years.


“Vicki has demonstrated Bank Iowa’s purpose to empower people, inspire success and foster growth for the last 40 years,” said Gilbert Thomas, Bank Iowa regional president. “We will miss her wealth of knowledge and commitment to serve our clients every day.”


Throughout her tenure, Brown served on Bank Iowa’s accounting team before moving to the retail team as a teller. In 1999, Brown was named retail banking supervisor. Since her start at Bank Iowa, Brown witnessed the bank grow from an asset size of $30 million in 1979 to $1.7 billion today. She was one of the early team members at Bank Iowa’s first location in Clarinda, originally called Citizen’s State Bank. Bank Iowa now serves 23 communities.


“I am going to miss talking with all of the customers that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know over the last 40 years,” said Brown. “Throughout my time at the bank, I’ve learned we better serve our customers by getting to know them. They are the key to our overall success and growth.”


Bank Iowa will be hosting a retirement party for Brown in Clarinda’s lobby on May 7. Customers and community members are encouraged to visit between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to wish Brown the best during her retirement.