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First Security Announces Promotion of Steere and Kraft

First Security Announces Promotion of Steere and Kraft

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce the promotions of Kathy Steere and Billi Jo Kraft.

Steere has been promoted from Teller Supervisor to Retail Banking Supervisor. Steere first joined the bank in 2010 as a Teller. She was later promoted to Head Teller and, eventually, became Teller Supervisor. In her new role as Retail Banking Supervisor, just a few of her duties will include offering advice on First Security products and services, opening a variety of accounts, accepting applications for loans, and training new and existing Retail Advisors.

Kathy attended NIACC for general education requirements before transferring to Buena Vista. Steere also graduated from the Iowa Bankers Leadership Institute and, later, joined the IBA Emerging Leaders Peer Group.

When not at work, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and watching all types of sporting events, especially when it involves the Packers.

Kraft has been promoted from Video Banking Supervisor to Retail Banking Supervisor. She joined First Security in 2014 as a Branch Office Representative at the First Security office in Manly. This position included a variety of responsibilities including customer service, accepting applications for loans and credit cards, opening accounts, and providing administrative support to the loan department. Before long, she began working in Charles City as a Retail Generalist, where she was responsible for many of the same duties as well as some specific research projects as required by the Retail Manager. When First Security implemented Video Banking in 2015, Kraft was one of the first people to learn how to operate the technology, becoming First Security’s first Video Banking Supervisor. With her new position as Retail Banking Supervisor, she will continue her role as Video Banking Supervisor, but will also assume the duties of Teller Supervisor.

Kraft is a 2012 graduate of Osage High School and, in 2013, she received her Associate’s degree from NIACC. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University where she majored in Banking and Finance as well as Management. She also achieved a distributive minor in Agency Administration. Since starting at First Security, she’s received her Supervisor’s Certificate through the American Bankers Association and has also graduated from Iowa Bankers Association Leadership Institute. After graduating from the latter program, she became a member of the IBA’s Emerging Leaders Peer Group.

When she isn’t working, Kraft enjoys spending time outdoors, going on walks with her dogs, and traveling.

First Security Bank & Trust has locations across North Central Iowa and headquarters in Charles City. Member FDIC.

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