Emily Stiles Earns Certificate from the Iowa School of Banking

Clinton, Iowa, July 2, 2024 – Emily Stiles successfully completed the 2024 Iowa School of Banking held June 9-14, 2024, at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.

The one-week, two-year school, offered by the Iowa Bankers Association, provides a challenging, educational experience in addition to peer networking. The interactive curriculum addresses the functions of banking departments and financial management and the business of banking. Practical experience is gained using a computer simulation, lectures, case studies and discussion. The school faculty includes active bankers, consultants and academicians, all recognized experts in their fields.

Emily Stiles has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Specialization in Human Resources from Ashford University.

She began her career at Citizens First Bank in 2013 as the Accountant/Human Resources performing payroll along with other accounting duties. Emily was promoted to the Senior Management team in 2016 and has served as the secretary for the Board of Directors since 2019.

As the Senior VP of Human Resources, Emily’s duties include personnel rules and regulations, staffing, employee education and training, management development, affirmative action, benefit and salary administration as well as assisting with Information Technology at the bank. Her proudest accomplishments live at home and are ages 9, 5 and 4. In Emily’s words, “I have 55 kids at work and 3 at home!”

Citizens First Bank President & CEO, Stephen Clements, commented, “We know the Iowa School of Banking has a rigorous curriculum that meets our needs as a growing bank. The CFB staff and I congratulate Emily on her completion of the course. It’s a great accomplishment.”


A group of 30 people standing looking at the camera for a group photo of the IBA School of Banking