Business People Fall 2018 - Page 30

BIZ BUZZ PROMOTIONS AT SOUTH OTTUMWA SAVINGS BANK CREDIT UNION PROMOTES FRANKE TO COO OTTUMWA — South Ottumwa Savings Bank announced the promotion of Natalie Bolin to senior vice president of opera- tions and CFO. Jason Cassady was promoted to senior vice president, loan officer. Bolin is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration. She joined South Ottumwa Savings Bank in 2011 and has been in the financial industry since 2007. Prior to starting her banking career she was a practicing CPA. Cassady is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a Bache- lor’s Degree of Science. Jason joined West Liberty State Bank office of South Ottumwa Savings Bank in 2002 as an ag lend- er. He is responsible for ag, commercial, real estate mortgages and consumer lending. “We are very proud to promote these two very deserving individuals,” said CEO Teri Messerschmitt, the bank president. “Their dedication and commitment to both their communities and to South Ottumwa Savings Bank is greatly appreciated.” OTTUMWA – Community 1st Credit Union has promoted Mark Franke to chief operating officer. Franke has been in the banking/finance indus- try more than 18 years, starting as a personal banker on the retail side, then a branch man- ager and investment banker. He moved to the commercial and agricultural department as a vice president/relationship manager before seven years in a market president role. Mark Franke Franke joined Community 1st in 2016 as vice president of real estate lending. His community involvement includes serving on boards for the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, Junior Achieve- ment, Hy-Noon Kiwanis, Indian Hills Foundation and Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress. He and his wife Molly have three children. MORELAND ELECTED IDCA PRESIDENT OTTUMWA — The state’s association of defense attorneys has a new president, and he practices in Ottumwa. Michael Moreland was elected president of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association for a one-year term that began Sept. 13. Moreland is a graduate of Creighton University and the University of Iowa College of Law. A release from the IDCA said Moreland was elected at the association’s annual meeting. Moreland works at the Harrison, Moreland, Webber, Simplot and Maxwell law firm. CANTEEN Lunch in the Alley Ottumwa’s Landmark Since 1927 • The Original Loose-Meat Sandwich • Hand-dipped Malts & Shakes • Fresh Homemade Pies Made By a Local Bakery • To Go Orders Available Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm 112 E. 2nd St. Ottumwa • 682-5320 • canteenottumwa.com ORTGIES RETIRES FROM CREDIT UNION OTTUMWA — Longtime Community 1st Credit Union officer Teri Ortgies retired Nov. 9 after a career of more than 27 years at the Ottumwa-based credit union. Ortgies was named chief operating officer in 2016, a move that capped her C1st service that began in January 1991. She started as a part-time teller then rose through the ranks to become branch manager, director of branch operations, senior vice president of retail operations and COO. She has also served the community as president and board member of the Ottumwa Kiwanis Club, Race for the Cure com- mittee member and the RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs) advisory committee. Coal Palace Cafe & Books Real Not Fast! Fresh Food Made In-House • Coffee • Espresso • Specialty Sandwiches • Breakfast • Wraps • Lunch Specials • Sides • Soups • Desserts 641-814-8700 Call-In Orders Welcome M-F 8a-3p • Sat 8a-1p 226 W Main St, Ottumwa