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Fortress Bank Adds Finance and Investment Professionals Sean McGuire and Ken Mauser recently joined Fortress Bank as Senior Vice President – Financial Officer and Senior Vice President – Funding & Investment Officer, respectively. Sean McGuire most recently served as the Business Unit Manager for Liberty Diversified International/Miller Container, Rock Island, Illinois, where he managed two facilities, including over 200 employees. He also served as Vice President of Finance and Controller for Miller Container. McGuire is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa. He is a Certified Sean McGuire Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. McGuire is a member of the John Deere Classic Board of Directors and was the 2019 John Deere Classic Chairman. He is also a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement. Ken Mauser most recently served as the publisher of the Peoria Journal Star and was also general manager, controller and assistant controller over his 32-year career with the newspaper. He worked for Price Waterhouse early in his career. Mauser is a Certified Public Accountant. Mauser is a graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a Certified Ken Mauser Public Accountant. He is a past board member of United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Center for Prevention of Abuse, and Peoria Downtown Rotary. “We are pleased to have Sean and Ken join our team of bankers,” said Lee Garlach, Chairman and CEO of Fortress Bank. “They are both experienced leaders who have a proven track record of success. Their strong relationship building skills, coupled with an outstanding background in operations and finance, will enhance our banking organization.” Fortress Bank began business in 1904. The privately held bank has assets exceeding $450 million with locations in Peoria, Macomb, Monmouth, Carthage, LaHarpe, Hamilton, Blandinsville and Colusa, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa. The bank also operates a loan production office in Des Moines, Iowa. Honkamp Krueger promotes Brawdy to partner Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. (HK) is announcing the promotion of tax manager, Scott A. Brawdy, CPA, to partner effective Jan. 2, 2020. Based out of the firm’s Davenport office, Brawdy leads the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) department, assisting businesses with complex sales and use tax issues, nexus tax laws, compliance with the South Dakota vs. Wayfair Supreme Court Scott A. Brawdy case, sales tax audits, and more. With 20 years of experience, Brawdy applies his vast knowledge to help clients uncover opportunities in these areas. “Scott’s leadership in state and local tax issues has been an asset to the firm and our clients,” said Greg Burbach, president and CEO of HK. “His deep knowledge in this practice means we can offer a complete and holistic approach to tax planning for our clients.” “I am looking forward to working with more clients in the coming months and years as state and local tax (SALT) laws continue to evolve, creating new challenges and opportunities for businesses,” Brawdy said. “SALT is a vast and complex network of tax laws, but with proper planning and guidance, business owners can tackle this issue with confidence.” About Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C. (HK) is a Top 100 CPA and business consulting firm in the U.S. and the largest Iowa-based CPA firm (Accounting Today, 2019). Serving client organizations in all 50 states and thousands of U.S. cities, we are one of the nation’s largest and most respected professional service firms. HK is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, with additional locations in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa, Geneseo, Illinois, and Madison and Platteville, Wisconsin. In addition to the CPA practice, the HK Family of Companies includes HK Financial Services (HKFS) and the HK Alliance, which consists of CPA and business consulting firms throughout the U.S. sharing resources and best practices. For more information, visit www.honkamp.com. To recognize accomplishments at your business, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-383-2297 Mara Sovey Downing Joins SenB Bank Board of Directors SENB Bank is pleased to announce that Mara Sovey Downing, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Corporate Communications and President, John Deere Foundation, has been appointed to the bank’s Board of Directors. Mara began her career with Deere in 2000 in the tax department. She later moved to public affairs as manager of state public affairs and director of Mara Sovey international affairs. She was named Downing director of corporate citizenship in 2010 and later assumed responsibility for brand management. In 2017 her role was expanded to include brand licensing. Mara has responsibility for the company’s worldwide communications activities, including editorial services, employee communications, public relations, social media, and research and information. She also leads the groups responsible for brand management, brand licensing, corporate archives, attractions & guest services, and corporate citizenship. President and CEO, Daniel P. Daly, stated, “We are fortunate to have an energetic executive who embodies the spirit of the community join our board. Mara’s skills and professional experience will contribute immensely to the future of SENB Bank.” Mara holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Ambrose University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mara is a tireless community volunteer and serves on a number of community boards including the John Deere Classic, the United Way of the Quad Cities, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Opportunities Council (ROC), and the Lincoln Academy. She also serves on a number of campaign committees including the Quad Cities Culture Trust and co-chair of the United Way of the Quad Cities Community Campaign. About SenB Bank SENB Bank has proudly served the Quad Cities and neighboring communities since forming in 1961 and is approximately $310 million in assets. In 2019 the bank expanded into the Stateline (Beloit/Rockford) region of Illinois and Wisconsin, with seven banking centers serving Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. SENB Bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the financial needs of the communities it serves. The bank’s community support is evidenced by its recognition as the Quad Cities’ Reader’s Choice ‘Best Bank’ in the Quad Cities for two consecutive years. The SENB Bank team is committed to its Smart. Easy. Notably Better brand.