Bank Iowa Celebrates Retirement of Regional President

March 15, 2024

Bank Iowa Gilbert Thomas of Clarinda Retires

Bank Iowa Regional President Gilbert Thomas is set to retire from Bank Iowa on Mar. 29. Thomas has led the $2 billion community bank’s Clarinda region and surrounding area for more than eight years.

“Gilbert joined the bank in 2016 with a wealth of experience having served seven different banking institutions in six different communities,” said Bank Iowa President/CEO Jim Plagge. “He has been a strong force for our southwest region over the last eight years, directly contributing to the growth and health of Bank Iowa’s relationships in those communities.”

“I entered into banking with the desire to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams, and I thank Bank Iowa for giving me the opportunity to live out that purpose,” said Thomas. “I will miss connecting with customers on a daily basis, and I am confident they will achieve great things in partnership with this strong community bank.”

Bank Iowa will host an open house honoring Thomas on Mar. 29, 2024, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bank Iowa Clarinda location: 101 E Main St., Clarinda, Iowa 51632.

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