Will Fox joins the Bank of Blue Valley



The 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 while the team works to assist clients with their comprehensive credit needs, improve debt and receivables efficiency, and undertake other activities to support the growth of their business. In his new role at BBV, he will be responsible for expanding our presence in the retail and medium-sized markets across the board.

“We are very excited to have Will Fox on our team,” said Brent Giles, President and CEO. “Will brings unique skills and experience in leading commercial team members. He will lead the team as it serves as a strategic partner for clients, leveraging knowledge, tools and technology to open new avenues of operational and banking efficiency so they can focus on maintaining and growing their business. “

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

“Moving to Bank of Blue Valley was an easy decision as this is a very exciting time to join the organization,” said Fox, executive vice president and head of commercial banking at BBV. “With over twenty years of experience with large and regional banking organizations, the Bank of Blue Valley, powered by HTLF, was attractive to me because it offers the size, sophistication and technology of larger institutions while staying true to its roots of local service. local decision-making and his 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 Exam Series 63 from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has been a board member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission since 2014 and a member of the financial advisory board of the University of Kansas since 2019.

Fox received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his MBA in management finance from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Fox and his wife, Mary Kathryn, have five daughters and will live in Leawood, Kan.

About Bank of Blue Valley

Bank of Blue Valley is a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. operating under the brand name HTLF. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Bank of Blue Valley has more than $ 1.4 billion in assets and provides a wide range of banking and financial services to private and business customers from 10 banking centers in Kansas and Missouri. Bank of Blue Valley offers several types of deposit products, including personal loans, small business loans, commercial real estate and residential mortgage loans, working capital financing, and other commercial loans. In addition, the Bank of Blue Valley provides wealth management services (including financial planning, private banking, fiduciary and investment services), card services, and online and mobile banking services. The Bank of Blue Valley is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. More information is available at www.bankbv.com.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), operating under the brand name HTLF, is a financial services company with approximately $ 18.2 billion in assets. HTLF’s banks serve communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin. Committed to its core commercial business backed by a strong retail business, HTLF provides a diversified range of financial services including residential mortgages, asset management, investments and insurance. For further information go to www.htlf.com.

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