Staff

Executive Officers

Our staff enjoys living and working in our communities and believes in giving back…we are dedicated to helping our communities grow.

South Ottumwa Savings Bank

Teri Messerschmitt
CEO/President

Teri has been in banking over 35 years and is a graduate of Iowa State University with a double major in Business Administration/Accounting and Sociology. She passed the CPA exam in 1985, graduated from the School for Bank Administration in Madison, Wisconsin in 1987 with a Controllership Major and in 1991, Bank Operations. Teri is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Ottumwa and a Board member of the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.


Tim Brcka
Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Officer, Main Bank, Ottumwa, Iowa

Tim has over 30 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa earning a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. Tim is responsible for the management of South Ottumwa Savings Bank Loan Department. He presently serves on the Ottumwa YMCA Board, Ottumwa Regional Airport Advisor Board, and is a member of the Ottumwa Noon Lions Club.


Natalie Bolin
Vice President of Operations/CFO

Natalie is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration. Natalie spent 6 years as a practicing CPA before joining the financial industry in 2007. She is a member of the Ottumwa Library Foundation Board and is a 2013 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy.


Sue Shannon
Vice President, Human Resources

Sue has been in banking since 1978 starting in the bookkeeping department at a bank in Sigourney, IA. The family moved to Ottumwa in 1985 when she joined South Ottumwa Savings Bank as a teller. She advanced to the Operations/Accounting Department and most recently was promoted to the Director of Human Resources. She currently is a member of the Ottumwa Noon Lions Club.


Suzie Morrison
Vice President, Marketing Officer / Retail Banking Manager, Main Bank, Ottumwa, Iowa

Suzie has been with South Ottumwa Savings Bank since 2002 with previous experience in Consumer, Real Estate and Commercial Lending. An Ottumwa native, she graduated from Indian Hills Community College in 1993 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She is a member of the Oktoberfest Committee, a member and officer of the Hy-Noon Kiwanis Club and the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Bright Ideas Committee. She is a 2014 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy.


West Liberty Savings Bank

Timothy B. Putney
President, West Liberty State Bank Office

Tim is a highly qualified banker who has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry with 30+ years of executive management experience. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Iowa, a BS in Secondary Education with a minor in History. Tim is a 1983 Graduate of the IBA's Ag Credit School and 1985 graduate of IBA's Iowa School of Banking. He has an extensive background in Insurance and Real Estate Sales having been a licensed agent and broker for more than 3 decades. Tim is a member of Rotary Int., Lions Club and on the West Liberty Economic Development (WeLead) Board of Directors.


Jason Cassady
Vice President, West Liberty State Bank Office

NMLS# 805421

Jason has been with West Liberty State Bank since 2002. He does Real Estate, Consumer, Agricultural and Commercial Lending. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors Degree of Science. Jason is a member of Rotary, St. Joseph Church and West Liberty Chamber of Commerce.


Carmela Lechuga
Vice President, West Liberty State Bank Office

Carmela has been with West Liberty State Bank since 1989. She has exceptional experience in deposit services, loan administration and operations / auditing. She is very family focused and enjoys reading in her spare time. She is a member of the West Liberty School Foundation.