DES MOINES, IA – Independent community bankers from across Iowa were recognized during the Community Bankers of Iowa’s (CBI) awards ceremony. The ceremony was held during CBI’s 42nd Management Conference and Annual Convention in Okoboji, Iowa, July 17-19, 2013. Annually, one community banker is recognized by their peers for their performance and achievements in banking as the Up and Coming Community Banker of the Year. Kevin Tiernan from Bankers Trust in Des Moines, Iowa was announced as the 2013 recipient.
Tiernan began his career with Bankers Trust in May 2011 as Vice President, Consumer Services Manager. Through his management of a sales team Tiernan’s branch has made significant increases in commercial deposits, total deposits and commercial loans, despite a continuously changing retail banking industry and decreasing expenses.
Outside of work, Tiernan continues to make time for many worthwhile endeavors within Des Moines. He is currently the President of the Des Moines Downtown Chamber, and Co-Chair of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Affiliates Presidents Council. Tiernan is also a Board member for Variety Club of Iowa, the Downtown Community Alliance, Ballet Des Moines, and Community Youth Concepts. He also serves as a Mentor for the I Have a Dream Foundation. In addition, Tiernan volunteers on a regular basis with Hiatt Middle School students helping with the school’s Community Youth Concepts Group. In recognition of his extensive volunteer work, Tiernan was awarded the 2012 Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award.
“Kevin shows much enthusiasm and fun in his position at Bankers Trust and in the Des Moines community,” stated Bankers Trust SVP, Community Relations Renee Hardman in her nomination of Tiernan for the award. “At the same time Kevin demonstrates a strong work ethic and excellent leadership skills as a young professional in the banking industry.”
The Up and Coming Community Banker of the Year Award is presented by the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT). LOT is a program created by CBI to enhance the growth, leadership, and networking skills of future banking leaders. LOT establishes a network of leaders who serve and strengthen their communities and advocate for the community banking industry.
For more information about Iowa’s community banks and CBI’s awards ceremony, please visit www.cbiaonline.org