Will Fox joins Bank of Blue Valley



Bank of Blue Valley (BBV) announced that Will Fox has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking. In his role, Fox will lead the commercial team as the team strives to help clients meet their full loan needs, boosting the efficiency of debts and receivables and other activities to help their business to grow. In his new role at BBV, he will be responsible for growing our commercial and mid-market presence across the footprint.

“We are delighted that Will Fox is joining our team,” said Brent Giles, President and CEO. “Will brings a unique skill set as well as experience leading members of sales teams. He will lead the team as they serve as strategic partners for clients by leveraging knowledge, tools and technology to open new avenues of operational and banking efficiency allowing them to focus on sustaining and growing. of their business.

Prior to joining Bank of Blue Valley, Fox worked at UMB Bank as Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader. With over 20 years of experience in commercial banking, Fox has extensive experience in all areas of the commercial banking industry. While at UMB, his team of bankers and portfolio managers managed a $ 4 billion portfolio.

“Joining Bank of Blue Valley was an easy decision as it is a very exciting time to join the organization,” said Fox, executive vice president and head of commercial banking for BBV. “With over twenty years of experience with large regional banking organizations, Bank of Blue Valley, powered by HTLF, appealed to me because it offers the scale, sophistication and technology of large institutions, while remaining true to its roots of local service, local decision-making and its philanthropic commitment to the community.

Fox currently holds its Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam-Series 7 certification in addition to the Uniform Securities Agent State Law-Series 63 exam through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has been a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission Board of Trustees since 2014 and a member of the University of Kansas Financial Advisory Board since 2019.

Fox received his BA from the University of Kansas and his MBA, Management-Finance from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Fox and his wife Mary Kathryn have five daughters and will reside in Leawood, Kan.

About Bank of Blue Valley

Bank of Blue Valley is a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., which operates under the HTLF brand. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Bank of Blue Valley has assets of over $ 1.4 billion and provides a wide range of banking and financial services to consumers and business customers from 10 banking centers in Kansas and the Missouri. Bank of Blue Valley offers various types of deposit products and offers personal loans, small business loans, commercial real estate and residential mortgage loans, working capital financing and other commercial loans. In addition, Bank of Blue Valley offers wealth management services (including financial planning, private banking, trust and investment services), card services, and online and mobile banking. Bank of Blue Valley is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.bankbv.com.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), operating under the HTLF brand, is a financial services company with approximately $ 18.2 billion in assets. HTLF banks serve communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. HTLF is dedicated to its core business activity, supported by a strong retail business, and provides a diverse range of financial services including residential mortgages, wealth management, investment and insurance. Additional information is available at www.htlf.com.

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