Aledo Native is New President at Central State Bank
Robert J. "Bob" Howard joined Central State Bank as President and CEO, effective Monday, August 27. He succeeds Greg Kistler, who will continue to serve as President of Central Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Central State Bank.
"We're pleased to have someone with Bob's background, skills and experience joining us in this key capacity," Kistler said. "He's a great team leader, and I know he'll do an outstanding job for our organization."
"For the past two and one-half years, I've served as President and CEO of both the bank and the holding company," he added. "Bringing Bob on board to focus solely on Central State Bank will enable me to concentrate more fully on Central Bancshares."
Howard comes to Central State from Wells Fargo where he served most recently as Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager for the Southeast Wisconsin and Greater Milwaukee market. He has been with the company for over twenty years, serving in a variety of senior managerial capacities including Community Bank President in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Iowa/Illinois Commercial Real Estate Manager in Davenport, Iowa.
A native of Aledo, Illinois, Howard graduated from Knox College in Galesburg with a degree in economics and business administration. During his career he has been active in a wide variety of civic and community organizations.
Howard, his wife Tanya, and their family are in the process of transitioning from Pewaukee, Wisconsin to the area and are looking forward to becoming a part of the Muscatine community.