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First Security Board of Directors Announce Murray Promotion

First Security Board of Directors Announce Murray Promotion

The First Security Bank & Trust Board of Directors and President/CEO Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer are pleased to announce that Sarah Murray has been promoted to Vice President, Controller and Cashier.

Murray joined First Security in 2016 as Assistant Vice President, Senior Accountant. She added Cashier duties in 2018. In her new role as Controller, Murray will still be responsible for accounting and Cashier duties but will also be involved in asset-liability management, investments, treasury management, and oversight of accounts payable.

“Sarah has done a terrific job in her present role,” said Herbrechtsmeyer. “She will continue to grow on these new responsibilities and we look forward to her being a leader at First Security.”

Before joining First Security, Murray worked for RSM US LLP in Mason City as a Certified Public Accountant. At RSM, she primarily worked with the financial institution industry team, while also assisting on the manufacturing and small business industry teams. During her nearly 5 years in thetime in the public accounting sector, she had worked to assist middle-market businesses and their owners with tax compliance and planning needs. In addition, she and her husband have a farming operation west of Charles City.

Murray is also an appointed member of the IBA Leaders in Advocacy Program. As a member of this group, she actively learns about banking industry issues and how to effectively communicate with legislators and regulators. Aside from participation in monthly meetings and visits to the Capitol, she works to establish a bank advocacy plan to use locally. Murray is also a member of the Charles City YMCA Board of Directors.

Murray holds three Bachelors of Science degrees from Iowa State University. She received a Bachelor’s degrees in Finance, Agricultural Business, as well as Accounting. She also received a Master of Accounting degree from Iowa State University.

When Murray is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family, including her husband, Devon, and their two young children. She and her family also try to attend as many Iowa State sporting events as possible.

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

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