40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders in 2022

Our fourth annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders competition highlights the achievements of young community bankers across the nation. From innovators and digital bankers to mentors and educational advocates, these bankers are making a profound impact on their communities.

Tyrone Beatty

Out of Office: Tyrone Beatty

After becoming a fan of The Great British Baking Show, Tyrone Beatty, assistant branch manager at $2.3 million-asset 1st Security Bank of Washington in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., added baking to his long list of interests.

Brad Bolton

Brad M. Bolton: Educating future leaders

Focusing on the ‘whys’ helps employees see how decisions fit together in a perfect puzzle for high-performing success, and it motivates them to be contributors to that success.

Fighting fire with funding

In the wake of the devastating Dixie Fire in northeastern California, Plumas Bank partnered with a local community foundation, forming the Dixie Fire Fund with a $50,000 bank donation. Since then, Plumas Bank has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars more for ongoing relief efforts.

The top-performing community banks of 2021

Independent Banker’s annual listing top-performing community banks of 2021 alongside interviews with some of the winners. In true community bank fashion, each has its own story to tell and its own path to success.

Justin Kitzinger

Out of Office: Justin Kitzinger

Justin Kitzinger, a private banking officer at $6 billion-asset Bankers Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicates 200 hours each year to volunteer firefighting.