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QCR Holdings, Inc. Directors

Douglas M. Hultquist
Douglas M. Hultquist
President and Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Douglas M. Hultquist Douglas M. Hultquist is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and previously served as a tax partner with two major accounting firms. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1977 and was named a partner in 1987. In 1991, the Quad Cities office of KPMG Peat Marwick merged with McGladrey & Pullen. Mr. Hultquist served as a tax partner in the Illinois Quad Cities office of McGladrey & Pullen from 1991 until co-founding QCR Holdings in 1993. During his public accounting career, Mr. Hultquist specialized in bank taxation, taxation of closely held businesses, and mergers and acquisitions. He received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Accounting and Economics in 1977 and in 2009 received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the college. Mr. Hultquist served on the board of directors of the PGA TOUR John Deere Classic and was its chairman for the 2001 tournament. He is a past chairman of the Augustana College Board of Trustees, past president of the Quad City Estate Planning Council, past finance chairman of Butterworth Memorial Trust, past board member of the Illinois Bankers Association, and past board member of United Fire Group, Inc., and past chair of its Risk Management Committee. He is a member of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Executive Committee and past chair of its board. He is a board member of the Rock Island County Children’s Advocacy Center and participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mr. Hultquist also serves as a director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Rockford Bank and Trust, and m2 Lease Funds. Mr. Hultquist received the 1998 Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the Iowa and Nebraska region and was inducted into the Quad Cities Area Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2003. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs, and was selected as the Iowa Society of CPAs’ Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry for 2011. Mr. Hultquist was also recognized as a 2015 Male Champion of Change Honoree by Women’s Connection and the 2016 Mardi Gras King by Junior Board of Rock Island.
Patrick S. Baird
Patrick S. Baird
Chair of the Board, QCR Holdings, Inc. / Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, AEGON USA, LLC
Patrick S. Baird Patrick S. Baird is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of AEGON USA, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of the AEGON Insurance Group, a leading multinational insurance organization. He continues to serve the company with certain projects and is currently assisting the company with its expansion activities in Latin America. Mr. Baird joined the AEGON USA companies in 1976, and during his career also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Tax Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Baird is a Commissioner for the Eastern Iowa Airport and is a founding board member and Treasurer of the Zach Johnson Foundation. He is also a director of Lombard International, a specialty life insurance company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since its formation in 2011, Mr. Baird has been a director of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust where he currently serves as Chair of its Loan Committee. We consider Mr. Baird to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and on the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a successful insurance company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one of our market areas, his knowledge of the business community in this area and his broad based financial acumen.
Marie Z. Ziegler
Marie Z. Ziegler
Vice Chair of the Board, QCR Holdings, Inc. / Retired Executive, Deere & Company
Marie Z. Ziegler Marie Z. Ziegler is a retired Vice President and Deputy Financial Officer of Deere & Company. In this role, she had responsibility for Deere’s global treasury, pensions and investments, and investor relations. Prior to this, Ms. Ziegler was Deere’s Vice President and Treasurer. She joined Deere & Company in 1978 as a consolidation accountant and held management positions in finance, treasury operations, strategic planning and investor and banking relations. Ms. Ziegler is a 1978 graduate of St. Ambrose University, with a bachelor of arts in accounting. She received her Certified Public Accountant designation in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Iowa in 1985. Ms. Ziegler is on the board of trustees for the Two Rivers YMCA (Moline, Illinois) and the board of UnityPoint Health-Trinity. Ms. Ziegler is a past member of the University of Iowa College of Business’ Tippie Advisory Board, Unified Growth Strategy Committee of the Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley, Inc., Trinity Regional Health System, Trinity Medical Center and Community Foundation of the Great River Bend. She also served on the Deere & Company Credit Union board, and as a member of the board of the United Way of the Quad Cities, chairing its 2003 Quad Cities United Way Campaign. She also is past treasurer of fundraising for Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Moline. Ms. Ziegler is also involved with a number of charitable organizations headquartered in communities served by QCR Holdings, providing her with business connections and extensive knowledge of our market areas. We consider Ms. Ziegler to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees she is a member of due primarily to the knowledge and experience regarding public companies she gained in her role as Vice President and Treasurer of Deere & Company.
John-Paul E. Besong
John-Paul E. Besong
Retired Executive, Rockwell Collins
John-Paul E. Besong John-Paul E. Besong is a former Senior Vice President of e-Business and Chief Information Officer for Rockwell Collins, a Fortune 500 company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that provides aviation electronics for both commercial and military aircraft. He was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 2003. Beginning in 1979, when he joined Rockwell Collins as a chemical engineer, Mr. Besong held management roles having increasingly more responsibility within the company including, vice president of e-Business and Lean ElectronicsSM, head of the SAP initiative and Director of the Printed Circuits and Fabrication businesses. Mr. Besong serves on the boards of directors of United Fire Group, Junior Achievement (Cedar Rapids area), Mercy Medical Center, Iowa Public Television Foundation and Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) CIO Advisory Board, and is a former director of Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI). He also serves as a member and former chair of the executive board of TAI. We consider Mr. Besong to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he will be placed on due to his business acumen and distinguished management career as an officer and information technology expert of a Fortune 500 company.
Todd A. Gipple
Todd A. Gipple
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Todd A. Gipple Todd A. Gipple is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1985. In 1991, McGladrey & Pullen acquired the Quad Cities practice of KPMG. Mr. Gipple was named Tax Partner with McGladrey & Pullen in 1994 and served as the Tax Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Mississippi Valley Practice and as one of five Regional Tax Coordinators for the national firm. He specialized in Financial Institutions Taxation and Mergers and Acquisitions throughout his 14-year career in Public Accounting. He joined QCR Holdings in January of 2000, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as a Director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, and Rockford Bank and Trust. Mr. Gipple previously served on the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Quad Cities and the Scott County Beautification Foundation, and was a member of the original Governing Body for the Quad City’s “Success by 6” Initiative. Mr. Gipple is the 2016 Chief Corporate Chair for the Quad Cities JDRF One Walk and also currently serves on the Audit Committee for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, the board of directors of SAL Family and Community Services, the board of directors of the Scott County family YMCA, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. We consider Mr. Gipple to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of QCR Holdings and his prior experience as a tax partner in public accounting.
Larry J. Helling
Larry J. Helling
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company
Larry J. Helling Larry J. Helling was previously the Executive Vice President and Regional Commercial Banking Manager of Firstar Bank in Cedar Rapids with a focus on the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area and the Eastern Iowa region. Prior to his six years with Firstar, Mr. Helling spent twelve years with Omaha National Bank. Mr. Helling is a graduate of the Cedar Rapids’ Leadership for Five Seasons program and currently serves on the board of directors and trustees of the United Way of East Central Iowa and the board of trustees of Junior Achievement. He is past President and a member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids, on the board of the Entrepreneurial Development Center, and is on the board of Brucemore National Trust Historic Site. He also serves as a Director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, and m2 Lease Funds. We consider Mr. Helling to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the President of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, his past experience as an executive officer of Firstar Bank, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one of our market areas, and his prior banking experience.
Mark C. Kilmer
Mark C. Kilmer
President, The Republic Companies
Mark C. Kilmer Mark C. Kilmer is President of The Republic Companies, a family-owned group of businesses founded in 1916 and headquartered in Davenport, Iowa involved in the wholesale equipment and supplies distribution of energy management, electrical, refrigeration, heating, air-conditioning and sign support systems. Prior to joining Republic in 1984, Mr. Kilmer worked in the Management Information Systems Department of Standard Oil of California (Chevron) in San Francisco. Mr. Kilmer currently is a board member of The Genesis Health System, serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Ambrose University, and also serves on the board of directors of IMARK Group, Inc., a national member-owned purchasing cooperative of electric supplies and equipment distributors. He is a two-term past chairman of the PGA TOUR John Deere Classic and the past chairman of the Scott County YMCA’s board of directors. Mr. Kilmer is the past chairman of the board of Genesis Medical Center, and has served on the board of directors of The Genesis Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital, Rejuvenate Davenport, The Vera French Foundation and Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a four-time project business consultant for Junior Achievement. Prior to joining the board of Quad City Bank and Trust in 1996, Mr. Kilmer served on the board of Citizen’s Federal Savings Bank in Davenport, Iowa. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Quad City Bank and Trust, and is a member of its Loan Committee. In 2014, Mr. Kilmer was named the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by Quad City Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and along with his wife, Kathy, received the Bethany Homes Leadership Family of the Year Award. We consider Mr. Kilmer to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the President of a successful wholesale and supply distribution business in Davenport, Iowa, one of our market areas, prior service on a bank board and his knowledge of the business community in this area.
Linda K. Neuman
Linda K. Neuman
Founder and Principal, Iowa Arbitrators / Associate Justice, Iowa Supreme Court (Retired)
Linda K. Neuman Linda K. Neuman is a retired member of the Iowa Supreme Court, having served as a trial and appellate judge for more than twenty years. She holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Colorado as well as a Masters in Law degree from the University of Virginia College of Law. Prior to her service in the judiciary, Ms. Neuman was a partner in the Davenport, Iowa law firm of Betty, Neuman & McMahon PLC, and served as Vice President and Trust Officer at the former Bettendorf Bank and Trust Company (now Wells Fargo). She is certified in mediation and arbitration, the current focus of her private practice. Ms. Neuman is a member of the adjunct faculty of University of Iowa College of Law, where she pioneered its judicial extern program and has taught courses in professional ethics and appellate practice. She has been active in statewide and national professional and civic organizations including the American Bar Association, National Association of Women Judges, Uniform Laws Commission, Iowa State Bar Association, Quad Cities United Way and DavenportOne. She is a past President of the American Academy of ADR Attorneys. She served two terms on the board of directors of Royal Neighbors of America, a fraternal benefit and financial services organization headquartered in Rock Island, Illinois, where she chaired the governance committee and served on the audit and investment committees. She is a director on the board of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and a trustee, emeritus, of St. Ambrose University. Since 2008, Ms. Neuman has been a director of Quad City Bank and Trust where she currently serves as Vice Chair of its board and a member of its Wealth Management Committee. In 2009, she was honored with a Quad City Athena Business Women’s Award, in 2013 received the Iowa State Bar Association’s President’s Award and, in 2015, she was inducted by Gov. Terry Branstad into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame. We consider Ms. Neuman to be a qualified candidate for service on the QCR Holdings board based on her legal and judicial background, her experience with other financial services organizations, and her commitment to civic and professional organizations within our market area.
Michael L. Peterson
Michael L. Peterson
President and Owner, Peterson Genetics, Inc.
Michael L. Peterson Michael L. Peterson is owner and President of Peterson Genetics, Inc., based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, providing soybean genetics to seed companies for over 25 years. Mr. Peterson is a graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. He is a past President of the Iowa Seed Association, past Chair of the Soybean Division of the American Seed Trade Association and past Chairman of the American Seed Trade Association. Mr. Peterson is also the past Chairman of Community National Bank (which was acquired by QCR Holdings, Inc. in 2013). We consider Mr. Peterson to be a qualified candidate for service on the board due to his experience in the banking industry and his business connections in and extensive knowledge of our market areas.
George T. Ralph III
George T. Ralph III
Owner, GTR Realty Advisors, LLC
George T. Ralph III George T. Ralph III is the founder of GTR Realty Advisors, LLC. This commercial real estate company was established in 2006 and specializes in development, redevelopment and related financing alternatives. Prior to founding GTR, Mr. Ralph was Chief Financial Officer of Erickson Associates, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate company based in Rockford, Illinois, and also served as President of GTR Mortgage Services, Inc., an affiliated company specializing in commercial real estate finance. During his 10-year stay with the company, Mr. Ralph’s duties included ascertaining the economic feasibility of all new development projects, preparing all new project proposals for negotiation with prospective clients, negotiating lease agreements, arranging interim construction financing for new projects and permanent financing for completed projects. From July 1984 until joining Erickson in June 1996, Mr. Ralph was actively employed in the commercial mortgage banking industry in Chicago, Illinois. During his time in this industry, he was engaged in all aspects of the business including the traditional third party placement of income property loans, direct lending in the form of interim construction loans, gap financing and permanent loans and managing loan servicing portfolios for third party institutional investors. In carrying out these duties, he was responsible for selling participating interests in direct loans to various institutional investors as well as negotiating multi-million dollar revolving lines of credit with several major lending institutions. Prior to entering the mortgage banking industry in 1984, Mr. Ralph was employed by Price Waterhouse in the company’s Chicago office. He joined the company following graduation from college in 1981 and advanced to Senior Accountant before leaving the company in 1984. During his time with Price Waterhouse, he was a member of the general audit staff that provided audit services to large corporate clients. Mr. Ralph earned a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards over the years and is currently a member of the leadership team for Boylan Central Catholic High School's Capital Campaign. He has been a director of Rockford Bank and Trust since 2009, and currently serves as Chair of its board, as well as serving on its Loan and Asset/Liability Management Committees. We consider Mr. Ralph to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as a real estate developer and mortgage banker in the commercial real estate industry throughout the Midwest including Rockford, Illinois, one of our market areas, his knowledge of the business community in this area and his education and training as an accountant.
Donna J. Sorensen
Donna J. Sorensen
President, Sorensen Consulting
Donna J. Sorensen Donna J. Sorensen is President of Sorensen Consulting, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. Ms. Sorensen earned her undergraduate degree from Marycrest College and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. She has twenty years of prior experience in trust and investment management serving as Executive Vice President Institutional Trust for U.S. Bank (formerly Firstar Bank). Ms. Sorensen has served on numerous nonprofit boards over the years and is currently a board member of the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Research, Kirkwood Community College Foundation Investment Committee and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Agency Investment Advisory Council, and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. She has been a director of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust since 2002, and she currently serves as Chair of its board, as well as serving on its Loan and Wealth Management Committees. We consider Ms. Sorensen to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees she is a member of due to her experience as the President of a consulting firm in Iowa City, Iowa, her prior banking experience and her education and training as an attorney.

QCR Holdings, Inc. Executive Management Team

Douglas M. Hultquist
Douglas M. Hultquist
President and Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Douglas M. Hultquist Douglas M. Hultquist is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and previously served as a tax partner with two major accounting firms. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1977 and was named a partner in 1987. In 1991, the Quad Cities office of KPMG Peat Marwick merged with McGladrey & Pullen. Mr. Hultquist served as a tax partner in the Illinois Quad Cities office of McGladrey & Pullen from 1991 until co-founding QCR Holdings in 1993. During his public accounting career, Mr. Hultquist specialized in bank taxation, taxation of closely held businesses, and mergers and acquisitions. He received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Accounting and Economics in 1977 and in 2009 received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the college. Mr. Hultquist served on the board of directors of the PGA TOUR John Deere Classic and was its chairman for the 2001 tournament. He is a past chairman of the Augustana College Board of Trustees, past president of the Quad City Estate Planning Council, past finance chairman of Butterworth Memorial Trust, past board member of the Illinois Bankers Association, and past board member of United Fire Group, Inc., and past chair of its Risk Management Committee. He is a member of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Executive Committee and past chair of its board. He is a board member of the Rock Island County Children’s Advocacy Center and participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mr. Hultquist also serves as a director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Rockford Bank and Trust, and m2 Lease Funds. Mr. Hultquist received the 1998 Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for the Iowa and Nebraska region and was inducted into the Quad Cities Area Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2003. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs, and was selected as the Iowa Society of CPAs’ Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry for 2011. Mr. Hultquist was also recognized as a 2015 Male Champion of Change Honoree by Women’s Connection and the 2016 Mardi Gras King by Junior Board of Rock Island.
Todd A. Gipple
Todd A. Gipple
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Todd A. Gipple Todd A. Gipple is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1985. In 1991, McGladrey & Pullen acquired the Quad Cities practice of KPMG. Mr. Gipple was named Tax Partner with McGladrey & Pullen in 1994 and served as the Tax Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Mississippi Valley Practice and as one of five Regional Tax Coordinators for the national firm. He specialized in Financial Institutions Taxation and Mergers and Acquisitions throughout his 14-year career in Public Accounting. He joined QCR Holdings in January of 2000, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as a Director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, and Rockford Bank and Trust. Mr. Gipple previously served on the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Quad Cities and the Scott County Beautification Foundation, and was a member of the original Governing Body for the Quad City’s “Success by 6” Initiative. Mr. Gipple is the 2016 Chief Corporate Chair for the Quad Cities JDRF One Walk and also currently serves on the Audit Committee for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, the board of directors of SAL Family and Community Services, the board of directors of the Scott County family YMCA, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. We consider Mr. Gipple to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of QCR Holdings and his prior experience as a tax partner in public accounting.
John H. Anderson
John H. Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Quad City Bank and Trust Company / Chief Deposit Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
John H. Anderson As President and CEO, John is the driving force in the direction and continued growth of Quad City Bank & Trust. John ensures the further success of Quad City Bank & Trust by utilizing his tremendous knowledge of the banking industry and personal service to focus on relationship banking, community involvement, and corporate culture. He began his career with Davenport Bank & Trust (now Wells Fargo) and later moved to Brenton Bank, where he served as Chairman, President and CEO of the Davenport operation. John is deeply committed to the Quad City area and serves on a number of community boards. He serves as Board Chairman of Rick's House of Hope and Board Chairman of Genesis Health Services Foundation. John also serves St. Ambrose University, his alma mater, as Board Member, Chair of Enrollment Management, and Chair of Compensation.
Peter J. Benson
Peter J. Benson
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel, Trust Officer, Quad City Bank and Trust Company
Peter J. Benson Peter is responsible for administering trust and estate accounts and also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for QCR Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining the Trust Department, Peter served as a partner at the law firm of Lane and Waterman LLP with offices in Davenport and Moline. Pete has more than 32 years of legal experience and his areas of expertise include tax and estate planning. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Iowa. Pete has been active in the local community and most recently completed his tenure as a board member of the Moline Foundation and the Junior Achievement of the Heartland. Pete currently serves on the governance committees of the Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Health System and the Figge Art Museum.
Stacey J. Bentley
Stacey J. Bentley
President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Bank and Trust Company
Stacey J. Bentley Stacey Bentley has been with Community Bank & Trust since its beginning 16 years ago. With over 30 years of banking experience, Ms. Bentley was previously employed by Norwest Bank, Iowa, N.A. in Waterloo, where she was Vice President and Consumer Banking Manager. She was also employed with MidAmerica Savings Bank in Waterloo, Iowa as Vice President and Regional Manager. Before joining Mid American Savings Bank, Ms. Bentley was Assistant Vice President at Peoples Bank and Trust Co. in Waterloo, Iowa. Ms. Bentley is currently on the Community Bankers Council for the American Bankers Association and has served on the board of Iowa Bankers Association. She currently serves as a foundation board member for Allen Hospital, Hawkeye Community College and KBBG Radio. She is incoming chair for the Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce, current chair for Blackhawk Grundy Mental Health and past chair and current member of the board of Exceptional Persons Inc. She is a member of the Waterloo Downtown Rotary, Women in Philanthropy and Friends of University of Iowa Health Care. Previously she served as board chair for Western Home Retirement Communities and Junior Achievement. In addition, Ms. Bentley has co-chaired the American Heart Association Heart Walk and served on the Iowa Bankers Association Management Committee and Leadership Advisory Board. Ms. Bentley has been recognized as a recipient of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier Top 20 Under 40 Award and as Iowa’s Rising Star in Banking Award in 2000.
Thomas D. Budd
Thomas D. Budd
President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockford Bank and Trust Company
Thomas D. Budd Tom leads the execution of Rockford Bank & Trust’s operations and strategic plan. Tom began his career in Asset Based Lending with Barclays Business Credit and CIT Group in Chicago. In 1991 he started his banking career with Bank One in Rockford, most recently serving as First Vice President and Manager of a Commercial Banking division that focused on mid-sized businesses in the Rockford metropolitan area. Tom is a graduate of Northern Illinois University earning a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Accountancy and Finance and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. In 1988, he earned his CPA designation. He is active in the community and serves on the Board of Rockford Health System and is the current Chairman of their Audit Committee. In addition, he also serves on the Board of Milestone, Inc. and their Finance Committee as well as on the Board of the RLDC (Rockford Local Development Corporation).
Cynthia M. Carlson
Executive Vice President, Wealth Management Group, Quad City Bank and Trust Company
With over thirty-four years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, Cynthia is responsible for all operations, customer support, investment management oversight, and planning for all products and services offered within the Wealth Builders Division. The Wealth Builders Division includes Trust Services, Investment Center and Financial Planning services. Cynthia is active in various Quad City organizations including the Figge Art Museum.
Richard W. Couch
Richard W. Couch
President and Chief Operating Officer, m2 Lease Funds, LLC
Richard W. Couch Richard W. Couch joined m2 Lease Funds LLC in 2008 as the Chief Operating Officer and is currently serving as President & COO. Rich has over 25 years of experience in various senior management and sales roles in the equipment finance, commercial banking, and correspondent banking industries, including 13 years with M&I Corporation. He earned both his MBA and Bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University.
John R. Engelbrecht
John R. Engelbrecht
Chief Executive Officer, m2 Lease Funds, LLC
John R. Engelbrecht John Engelbrecht is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of m2 Lease Funds LLC. He has been in the equipment leasing industry since 1975. John has presented numerous seminars and training programs for both private industry and professional organizations. He has served on many boards of directors and has been active on many non-profit committees including the Equipment Leasing Association and the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors. John attended Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, Illinois and is also a graduate of the Lease Institute, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York, New York.
Shawna M. Graham
Shawna M. Graham
Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Shawna M. Graham As Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management at QCR Holdings, Inc., Shawna is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Vendor Management, Internal Controls, Compliance, and Corporate Governance. She has over 19 years of banking experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a Master’s Degree from North Dakota State University.
Larry J. Helling
Larry J. Helling
President & CEO, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company / EVP, Chief Lending Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Larry J. Helling Larry J. Helling was previously the Executive Vice President and Regional Commercial Banking Manager of Firstar Bank in Cedar Rapids with a focus on the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area and the Eastern Iowa region. Prior to his six years with Firstar, Mr. Helling spent twelve years with Omaha National Bank. Mr. Helling is a graduate of the Cedar Rapids’ Leadership for Five Seasons program and currently serves on the board of directors and trustees of the United Way of East Central Iowa and the board of trustees of Junior Achievement. He is past President and a member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids, on the board of the Entrepreneurial Development Center, and is on the board of Brucemore National Trust Historic Site. He also serves as a Director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, and m2 Lease Funds. We consider Mr. Helling to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the President of Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, his past experience as an executive officer of Firstar Bank, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, one of our market areas, and his prior banking experience.
John R. McEvoy Jr.
John R. McEvoy Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Cashier, Quad City Bank and Trust Company
John R. McEvoy Jr. As Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer & Cashier, John utilizes his 39 years of banking experience as he manages the funds and liquidity needs of Quad City Bank & Trust. He also oversees the Bank’s BSA/AML Program and wire transfer department along with dealing with the day to day facility maintenance and other various bank operation needs. John holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Augustana College and is active in the community as a Rock Island Evening Lions Club Member and Rock Island Girls Softball League Board Member.
Ronald M. Nagel
Ronald M. Nagel
President and Chief Executive Officer, Community State Bank
Ronald M. Nagel Community State Bank President & CEO, Ronald Nagel, is a 1973 graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in mathematics. After teaching math for three years, he worked for Farm Credit for 18 years. He also worked for Hawkeye Bank and US Bank prior to joining Community State Bank in 2006. Ron is active in the community. He is currently involved with the Knights of Columbus and the Ankeny Economic Development Corporation. He previously served his community through the Newton Chamber, Newton Development Corporation and the Progressive Industries board. Ron helped form the Newton Healthcare Group and was a hospital trustee.
Dana L. Nichols
Dana L. Nichols
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Dana L. Nichols Dana Nichols serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for QCR Holdings, Inc. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and a 33 year veteran of the banking industry. Mr. Nichols began his career as a bank examiner for 4 years and has subsequently spent the remainder of his banking career in a variety of Commercial Banking and Credit Administration roles. Mr. Nichols is a graduate of the Cedar Rapids Leadership for Five Seasons. He is past President and a member of the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club, Vice President of the Cedar Rapids Kernels Foundation Board, a member of the Young Parents Network Board of Trustees and serves on the Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District Finance Committee.
John R. Oakes
1st Vice President, Treasurer
John R. Oakes, CPA joined QCR Holdings, Inc. in 2007 and utilizes over 15 years of extensive banking, auditing, and accounting experience as he serves as Treasurer helping efficiently manage the Company’s balance sheets including the bond portfolios for all three subsidiary banks. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors (as Vice Chair of Finance from 2005 to 2014, and as Chairman in 2015) and as a Lunch Buddy for the past 10 years for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
John A. Rodriguez
John A. Rodriguez
Executive Vice President, Deposit Operations and Informational Services, QCR Holdings, Inc.
John A. Rodriguez John Rodriguez is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. His responsibilities are broad and include overseeing operations and treasury management services. John is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has more than 30 years of banking experience, including positions in virtually every area of bank operations and treasury management. John received the distinction of Certified Cash Manager in 1990, and he is the past President of the Eastern Iowa Cash Management Association. John is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the area of bank operations and treasury management. John currently serves on the Board of Tanager Place, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is past President, current Trustee member, and Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters. He has also served on committees for the United Way, Mount Mercy University, and the March of Dimes.
M. Randolph Westlund
M. Randolph Westlund
Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
M. Randolph Westlund Rand is responsible for the Investment Group, which provides portfolio management for QCR Holdings, Inc. - affiliate bank trust departments and for each bank's portfolio, formulating investment strategies and managing client accounts. Prior to joining Quad City Bank & Trust in 2000, he acquired 13 years of investment experience, serving most recently as Chief Investment Officer for USBANCORP Trust Company (now AmeriServ Financial) in Johnstown, PA. Rand earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1991. He received his undergraduate degree from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN.
Cathie S. Whiteside
Cathie S. Whiteside
Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources & Branding, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Cathie S. Whiteside Cathie is responsible for investor relations, strategic planning, and overseeing marketing and branding for Quad City Bank & Trust, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, Rockford Bank & Trust, and m2 Lease Funds LLC. Prior to joining Quad City Bank & Trust, Cathie was Station Manager for KWQC-TV6. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College and her Master’s Degree from St. Ambrose University. Cathie is an active leader in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Student Hunger Drive, United Healthcare of the River Valley, Iowa Public Television, St. Ambrose University College of Business Advisory Board, and Augustana College Center for the Study of Ethics. She also serves as Co-Race Director of Race for the Cure (past 21 years), and is a Board member and prior Board Chair for United Way of the Quad Cities, Inc., American Red Cross, and Junior Achievement of the Heartland.
Michael J. Wyffels
Michael J. Wyffels
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, QCR Holdings, Inc.
Michael J. Wyffels Michael is responsible for providing technology, project delivery and business application management services and developing and executing the Information Technology strategic plan. Michael has over 20 years of experience in Technology Management positions with 14 of them being in the Financial Services industry. He received his Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

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Todd A. Gipple
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Todd A. Gipple is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1985. In 1991, McGladrey & Pullen acquired the Quad Cities practice of KPMG. Mr. Gipple was named Tax Partner with McGladrey & Pullen in 1994 and served as the Tax Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Mississippi Valley Practice and as one of five Regional Tax Coordinators for the national firm. He specialized in Financial Institutions Taxation and Mergers and Acquisitions throughout his 14-year career in Public Accounting. He joined QCR Holdings in January of 2000, and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He also serves as a Director of Quad City Bank and Trust, Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, and Rockford Bank and Trust. Mr. Gipple previously served on the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Quad Cities and the Scott County Beautification Foundation, and was a member of the original Governing Body for the Quad City’s “Success by 6” Initiative. Mr. Gipple is the 2016 Chief Corporate Chair for the Quad Cities JDRF One Walk and also currently serves on the Audit Committee for the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, the board of directors of SAL Family and Community Services, the board of directors of the Scott County family YMCA, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. We consider Mr. Gipple to be a qualified candidate for service on the board and the committees he is a member of due to his experience as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of QCR Holdings and his prior experience as a tax partner in public accounting.
Beth L. Easterla
Vice President, Deposit Operations and Electronic Banking Manager
As Vice President Deposit Operations, Beth utilizes over 30 years of banking experience to manage the back office deposit functions for each bank. These responsibilities include ACH processing, internet banking support, debit cards, file maintenance, new products and projects for each entity. Beth volunteers her time with her local church, the Rockridge Community food basket distributions, and the community wide Vacation Bible School.
Kathleen M. Francque
Senior Vice President, Correspondent Banking
With more than 35 years of banking experience, Kathy assists clients and their companies with their technology, cash management and depository needs, helping them optimize their monetary efficiencies. Kathy has over 25 years experience in providing sales and support services for Correspondent Banks throughout Iowa and Illinois, and has been managing the correspondent banking department since its inception in 1994. Kathy has extensive experience in banking operations, data processing, marketing, and sales. Kathy currently serves as a board member for the Mississippi Valley Bank Association.
Erin J. German
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Community State Bank
As Chief Operations Officer, Erin oversees internal operations within the Bank, as well as facilities and product development. A proud ISU grad, Erin has worked in many areas of the Bank, including personal banking, underwriting and technology officer. She has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Erin volunteers in her community and is active in her church. Most recently she was involved in Alpha Prison Ministry and Night to Shine for special needs individuals.
Pamela J. Goodwin
1st Vice President, Loan Operations Manager
As 1st Vice President, Loan Operations Manager, Pam Goodwin is responsible for managing the Loan Operations and Loan Quality areas. Pam joined QCR Holdings, Inc. in October of 2006 and has over 30 years of banking experience. She has previous experience in Consumer, Real Estate and Agricultural Lending and as a Branch Manager and Compliance Officer. Pam is active in the community as a Big Brothers Big Sisters and United Way volunteer.
Elizabeth A. Grabin
1st Vice President, Controller and Director of Financial Reporting
Elizabeth A. Grabin, CPA, joined QCR Holdings, Inc. in 2007 and utilizes over 13 years of extensive banking, risk management, and accounting experience as she manages the accounting function, including both internal and external financial reporting. She also provides timely analysis to help improve operational efficiency and profitability. Beth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business – Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership and the Quad City Leadership Academy. She is active in the community and volunteers for the Junior League of the Quad Cities and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley.
Shawna M. Graham
Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management
As Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management at QCR Holdings, Inc., Shawna is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Vendor Management, Internal Controls, Compliance, and Corporate Governance. She has over 19 years of banking experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a Master’s Degree from North Dakota State University.
R. Timothy Harding
Senior Vice President, Director of Internal Audit
With 30 years of banking experience, Tim is responsible for the internal audit, loan review and regulatory compliance audit programs for QCR Holdings, Inc. Tim has been a board member of the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce, Geneseo Growth and Development, Genseo Community Chest, and a volunteer for Geneseo Performing Arts Council. He presently volunteers for United Way and Toys for Tots.
Anne E. Howard
Vice President, Human Resources Manager
John R. McEvoy Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Cashier
As Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer & Cashier, John utilizes his 39 years of banking experience as he manages the funds and liquidity needs of Quad City Bank & Trust. He also oversees the Bank’s BSA/AML Program and wire transfer department along with dealing with the day to day facility maintenance and other various bank operation needs. John holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Augustana College and is active in the community as a Rock Island Evening Lions Club Member and Rock Island Girls Softball League Board Member.
John R. Oakes
1st Vice President, Treasurer
John R. Oakes, CPA joined QCR Holdings, Inc. in 2007 and utilizes over 15 years of extensive banking, auditing, and accounting experience as he serves as Treasurer helping efficiently manage the Company’s balance sheets including the bond portfolios for all three subsidiary banks. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors (as Vice Chair of Finance from 2005 to 2014, and as Chairman in 2015) and as a Lunch Buddy for the past 10 years for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
John A. Rodriguez
Executive Vice President, Deposit Operations and Information Services
John Rodriguez is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. His responsibilities are broad and include overseeing operations and treasury management services. John is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has more than 30 years of banking experience, including positions in virtually every area of bank operations and treasury management. John received the distinction of Certified Cash Manager in 1990, and he is the past President of the Eastern Iowa Cash Management Association. John is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the area of bank operations and treasury management. John currently serves on the Board of Tanager Place, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is past President, current Trustee member, and Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters. He has also served on committees for the United Way, Mount Mercy University, and the March of Dimes.
Shellee R. Showalter
Senior Vice President, Director of Investor Services and Compensation
Shellee R. Showalter began at Quad City Bank & Trust in 1994 as Controller and Director of Human Resources and Technology, and currently is responsible for the Compensation programs for QCR Holdings and its’ subsidiaries, as well as oversees Stockholder Relations for QCR Holdings. She graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. In 2004, she received the Quad-Cities Area Leaders Under 40 Award. Shellee currently serves on the board of the Junior Board of Rock Island, and is a past board member of Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley, Community Health Care, Inc. and United Way of the Quad Cities.
Michael J. Wyffels
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Michael is responsible for providing technology, project delivery and business application management services and developing and executing the Information Technology strategic plan. Michael has over 20 years of experience in Technology Management positions with 14 of them being in the Financial Services industry. He received his Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.
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