Names & Notes

Lowrance to retire from Great Western Bank this year

Great Western Bank has announced Jim Lowrance, NE Central Iowa Group President, will retire on Dec. 31 of this year, capping a 20 year career in banking in Central Iowa. Leading up to his retirement, Lowrance will take on a reduced role in the bank beginning July 1, including transitioning the branches to new leadership.

Lowrance joined Great Western in 2010 following the Company’s acquisition of F&M Bank. In his role as Group President, Lowrance was responsible for supervision of Great Western branches in Marshalltown, Grinnell, Newton, Eldora, Gladbrook, Prairie City and Sully. Since joining Great Western, the Bank has seen significant growth in the eight branches comprising the NE Central Group.

“Jim has been a valuable contributor to our organization,” said Doug Bass, Great Western Regional President while announcing Lowrance’s retirement. “He brought together an outstanding team of experienced bankers resulting in Great Western’s tremendous growth over the last four years. I appreciate Jim’s efforts and all he has done for Great Western Bank and the community.”

WesleyLife receives Platinum Well Workplace Award

NEWTON – The Wellness Council of America with local affiliate Wellness Council of Iowa, recently presented its coveted Platinum Well Workplace Award to WesleyLife, the sponsor of Park Centre, a senior community in Newton.

WesleyLife is the first health and well-being service provider for older adults in the state to receive the award. The Platinum Well Workplace Award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of their employees.

By achieving the Well Workplace Award, WesleyLife has made a long-lasting commitment to the health and well-being of its employees, according to WELCOA president David Hunnicutt.

Park Centre encourages not only its residents and clients to stay healthy and seek preventive measures, but offers programs for its own team members as well.

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