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Dave Wise

Out of Office: Dave Wise

The senior vice president for business banking at $406 million-asset TS Bank in Council Bluffs, Iowa, picked up gravel riding, or biking on rural gravel roads and trails, during the pandemic to stay fit and raise money for charity.

Sherry Valley, vice president and senior business banker at Minnesota Lakes Bank

Out of Office: Sherry Valley

Sherry Valley, a vice president and senior business banker at $153 million-asset Minnesota Lakes Bank of Delano, Minn., has been riding motorcycles since 2010, a hobby that has taken her across the country.

Mark Bragelman

Out of Office: Mark Bragelman

Mark Bragelman, CEO and president of $270 million-asset Liberty Bank Minnesota in St. Cloud, Minn., has played guitar for decades, including onstage at the community bank’s annual block party.

Out of Office: Dan Carey

Dan Carey, president and CEO of $239 million-asset VISIONBank in Fargo, N.D., has always had dogs in his life. He takes special care in training his two black Labradors, Piper and Scout, who play a special role at his bank and in his family.

Wayne Middleton with football team

Out of Office: Wayne Middleton

Wayne Middleton, vice president and manager of the project management office at $5.4 billion-asset Bankers Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, cofounded the Des Moines Venom youth football club to teach life lessons and foster leadership skills in kids.

Tom Bragg

Out of Office: Tom Bragg

Tom Bragg, learning and development officer at $5.2 billion-asset MidWestOne Bank in Iowa City, Iowa, pilots animal rescue flights for Pilots N Paws, a nonprofit.