County Bank - Leadership Transition
Dan O'Rourke Named President of County Bank
Terry Greenley, Chairman of County Bank, headquartered in Sigourney, has announced leadership changes at the Bank that will take effect on July 1, 2018.
Dan O'Rourke, a career banker and loan officer, has been appointed President of County Bank. O'Rourke will retain his role as Senior Loan Officer and will also oversee operations, marketing and human resources. Tom Bates will retain his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of County Bank with responsibility for strategic growth and outreach.
"County Bank has been fortunate to have Tom Bates as the helm for more than half of his 40+-year career at the Bank," said Greenley. "We are glad Tom has decided to take on a more focused role in looking at strategic growth for the Bank as we begin implementing a long-term succession plan for County Bank."
Fran Fleck, Chair of Fountain View Bancorp., Inc., the parent company of County Bank added "As we prepare to enter our 20th year of ownership of County Bank, our Board of Directors is focusing how we prepare the Bank to transition into the next decade. This is the next step in putting our plan in place and Dan O'Rourke is the right person to provide the leadership to make it happen."
O'Rourke joined County Bank in 1984 and has held a series of increasingly responsible positions including more than 30 years as a loan officer, Ag Loan Representative and Senior Loan Officer. He was named Executive Vice President in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton Univeristy, is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the Univeristy of Colorado, and also holds certificates from the American Society of Rural Appraisers. Mr. O'Rourke is active in the local community and serves on a variety of boards and committees including the Sigourney Kiwanis, the Sigourney Area Development Committee and the Indian Hills Community College Foundation. He is also a member of the legislative committee of the Iowa Bankers Association.
Together Bates and O'Rourke have been instrumental in growing County Bank from a single-location $40 million bank when it was acquired by Fountain View Bancorp in 1999 to a $150 million bank with offices in Sigourney, Deep River, Gibson, Hartwick, Montezuma and Williamsburg and off-site "PATs" (personal automated tellers) in Sigourney, Montezuma and Victor. Their focus on relationship-building with customers has been a hallmark of the County Bank way of doing business.
"I am looking forward to transitioning the day-to-day leadership of County Bank to Dan," said Bates. "His leadership in growing the Bank's loan portfolio and in developing the next generation of loan officers for the Bank have been the source of our growth. I am confident his leadership of the total operation of County Bank will fuel our growth in the future."
County Bank is a locally0owned independent community bank headquartered in Sigourney. County Bank is a diversified financial institution offering a wide array of personal, agricultural, business/commercial and retail banking products. County Bank was chartered in 1884 and is currently a subsidiary of Fountain View Bancorp., Inc. also headquartered in Sigourney.