Denise joins Leighton State Bank as Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking where she will manage the bank’s customer service functions to help you achieve your financial goals. Her focus will be on providing the best banking experience for our customers.
Denise earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with additional courses in Marketing, from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has over seven years of experience in the financial industry. Denise is familiar with operations, new accounts, and lending from working at various financial institutions located in Texas and Nebraska. She served as CEO and Manager of the Madison County Government Employees Credit Union in Norfolk, Nebraska until her family relocated to Knoxville, Iowa. At that time, she began working at Pella Corporation where she filled positions in National Accounts, Finance and Product Marketing.
“I’m very excited about returning to the banking industry after being away from the business for over 10 years,” said Denise. “I look forward to meeting our customers and getting to know them.”
The youngest of seven children, Denise grew up on a farm in Southeast Nebraska. She is married to Brian, an Assistant Manager for Walmart in Pella, and they have two children. Mikayla is a sophomore at Knoxville High School and Dillon is a senior. He is enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and will relocate to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California after graduation. When Denise is not busy attending her kids’ activities, she enjoys running and reading. Welcome to the team, Denise!