The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 16, 2010

Citizens First Bank announces new lender and staff promotions

CLINTON — Citizens First Bank announces staff changes and promotions taking effect on July 1 as they welcome new employee Brandt Hutch-craft, who will assume the role of the 1329 N. Second St. (Mid-town) Branch Manager as well as Personal, Commercial and Agricultural Lender.

In addition, Heather Farwell will become Head Teller Supervisor, working from the Main office at 1442 Lincolnway as Lynn Kelley works her way toward retirement.

Amanda Horst will become the Midtown Branch Supervisor.

Brandt has four years lending experience, most recently with F&M Bank & Trust in Mount Pleasant, and is a University of Illinois graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Farm and Financial Management. He is originally from Mount Carroll, Ill., and considers this move one to be closer to home. His experience is concentrated in agricultural and commercial lending and he has experience in consumer and residential real estate lending as well as branch manager experience.  He enjoys outdoor activities such as golf and hunting. Brandt resides in Clinton.

“Brandt is a great asset to our lending and management team and will help us immensely as we continue to grow,” said Keith Hook, Senior Vice President of Lending at Citizens First Bank.

Heather originally hails from Kincaid, Ill., and is a graduate of Springfield College. She has more than 18 years of experience in lending/banking including positions as marketing analyst, loan processer and closing manager and account executive as well as seven years with Citizens First Bank, most recently as Mid-town Branch Manager.

She is married to Greg Farwell and recently added two boys, Braxton and Landon, to their family. She currently serves on the YWCA board of directors and has been a volunteer for the United Way Campaign.  Her hobbies are cooking, cake decorating and exercising.

Amanda is a native of Miles and a graduate of East Central High School. She had more than five years of customer service experience prior to her past six working at Citizens First Bank as teller and most recently as customer service representative.

Amanda and her husband, Douglas, live near Sabula with their two sons. They enjoy boating, family time and all of their boys’ sports activities.

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