Heather Farwell Graduates from IBA Leadership Institute

Clinton IA – Heather Farwell, of Citizens First Bank, Clinton, Iowa, successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association Leadership Institute on June 10, 2022, in Cedar Rapids.

The Bank Leadership Institute is a comprehensive program designed for bankers who wish to set higher goals and enhance their personal skills for leadership roles in banking and the community.

Twenty-five bankers from around the state of Iowa participated in the 2022 Leadership Institute. Session topics included strategic thinking, DiSC profiles, public speaking, economic development, government relations, professional presence and coaching. In February the class attended the IBA Management Conference and in March they visited the Iowa State Capitol as they learned about the IBA’s lobbying efforts.

The final session for the 2022 Institute included an educational workshop with speaker Coach Kevin Kush who is known for leading his Boys Town High School football team of at-risk youth to an undefeated regular season and spoke to the group on the eight traits of a quality teammate. The program also included an Iowa Banking Leadership panel with Iowa bank leaders sharing their thoughts on today’s banking climate and advice for the class.

Heather is VP of Deposits / Compliance at Citizens First Bank. In her 18-year tenure at CFB, Heather has held various roles and most enjoys working with customers. She has a degree in Business Administration from Springfield College. Heather is the 2022 recipient of the Grow Clinton Ambassador of the Year, and an active volunteer in the community.

Heather stated, “I was fortunate to attend the IBA Leadership Institute’s comprehensive program. The program was both challenging and rewarding and helped guide new strategies within our institution. I found great value in the opportunity to collaborate with my classmates on local and national issues impacting the banking industry.”

Photo: Heather Farwell, IBA Leadership Institute graduate, is pictured here with her class. (front row, second from left).