Joins staff of Kerndt Brothers Bank

Tony Smith ...
Tony Smith ...

Kerndt Brothers Bank has announced that Tony Smith has joined the bank as Vice President, Senior Business Banker. He will be responsible for providing lending and deposit services to agricultural and commercial customers throughout Allamakee County in Iowa and Vernon County in Wisconsin. His responsibilities also include business development and creating new relationships for the bank.

Smith joins Kerndt Brothers Bank from the First National Bank of Barry in Pittsfield, IL, where he focused on building relationships with existing customers while developing new business. He brings over 20 years of experience in various business positions, including 13 years in banking with progressive responsibilities related to lending and bank management.

In making the announcement, James Kerndt, President and CEO of Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank, stated, “Tony Smith brings significant experience in a variety of commercial and agricultural capacities. His background in agricultural lending will be a significant asset to Kerndt Brothers Bank and our agricultural customers as we strive to assist farmers in navigating a difficult stretch of increased costs and uncertain prices.”

Smith grew up in southern Illinois and graduated from the Universal Technical Institute, where he earned a degree in Management. Active in the community, Smith has held leadership positions in Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and other business associations. His activities also include memberships in Lions Club and Moose Lodge. His public service record includes service on the Hoyleton Township Board in Washington County, IL.

Smith commented, “I am looking forward to meeting with the customers of Kerndt Brothers Bank. I also plan to develop new relationships for the bank by providing a level of personal service many customers have not experienced from other banks.” He can be reached at 563-538-0386 or at his cell 563-794-2360 and by email at

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