After 43 years in banking, Vicky Katcher will retire on Monday, July 6th.
Vicky, who has lived near Marble Rock her entire life, graduated from RRMR High School in 1974. One week later, she started working at Robert’s Clothes of Charm in Charles City, where she sold women’s clothing and Estée Lauder. The job was exciting as, at age 18, Vicky had the opportunity to travel for educational seminars about makeup and retail.
Two years later, she chose a new career. She’d been recruited to interview by the President of First State Bank in Rockford. She was hired on the spot and she has worked in that same bank building for 43 years, 33 of which were with First Security.
Banking was very different 43 years ago. When Vicky started, most processes were done by hand. They filed checks, counted coin, and stuffed statement envelopes. Over the years, she saw many changes. When First State Bank became a branch of First Security, most of those processes were centralized in Charles City. With time, of course, those processes became obsolete with technological advances.
Most recently, Vicky worked as a Retail Advisor, and has rotated her schedule between the Rockford, Marble Rock, and Charles City offices. She’s been a “frontline” staff member and a friendly face to customers for many years.
“Vicky has been a joy to work with. She always has a big smile. Her coworkers and customers will miss her!” commented Linda Miller, AVP/Retail Banking Supervisor. They have worked together for Vicky’s entire 43 years in banking. They were even friends in high school and graduated together.
Vicky is looking forward to the next chapter in her life and spending it with her husband of 42 years, Mike. They plan to work around the house and get caught up on projects that have been put off for years. They will plan to take some day trips and, eventually, some larger vacations. However, the Katchers especially look forward to spending time with their adult children, Katie, Matt, and their spouses, as well as their four grandchildren.
First Security Bank & Trust has locations across North Central Iowa and headquarters in Charles City. Member FDIC.
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