Our Staff

Brian Middendorf
Brian Middendorf | President & CEO
Brian joined Hiawatha Bank & Trust in December 1997, and has been in banking industry since 1992. As Hiawatha Bank's President/CEO, Brian manages the overall day-to-day operations and maintains a commercial loan portfolio. He is a member of Hiawatha Bank’s Board of Directors. Brian also serves on the board for Hiawatha Economic Development Company (HEDCO).
Brian, a native of Monona, Iowa, is a graduate of Wartburg College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
When Brian is away from the bank, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending their activities, as well as traveling, scuba diving and hunting.
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Phone: 319.378.5979
bmiddendorf@hiawathabank.com
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Timothy Vipond
Timothy Vipond | Senior Vice President
Tim Vipond joined Hiawatha Bank & Trust in April of 1999—just one year after the bank opened. Tim now has over 20 years of banking experience, and what he enjoys most about it is seeing people reach their financial goals and objectives. As the Senior Vice President, he heads up the lending department, and you will see him personally handling all types of loans from consumer loans to commercial and construction loans.
Tim grew up on a farm in Algona, Iowa and went on to graduate from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. When he is not at work, you’re likely to find him at his kids’ sporting events, or rooting on his beloved Hawkeyes and Vikings.
NMLSR# 466992
Phone: 319.378.5979
tvipond@hiawathabank.com
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Deb Himes
Deb Himes | Cashier
Deb, born and raised in Cedar Rapids, joined Hiawatha Bank & Trust in November 2000. She has over 28 years of banking experience. She oversees the deposit operations at Hiawatha Bank. One of the things she enjoys most about working for a locally owned community bank are the personal relationships she is able to establish with customers.
Not only does Deb enjoy the variety that her job offers, but she enjoys variety outside of work as well—whether it’s traveling and fishing with her husband, baking, or taking a walk or bike ride.
Phone: 319.378.5979
dhimes@hiawathabank.com
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Kris Koeppen
Kris Koeppen | Vice President
Kris is a native of Cedar Rapids where she graduated from Jefferson High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She joined Hiawatha Bank in March 2008, and prior to that had 15 years in the mortgage industry. Kris handles all areas of mortgage lending, including purchase and refinance transactions. Her favorite part of her job is meeting new people and helping them reach their financial objectives, whether it be purchasing a new home or refinancing a current mortgage. When she is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her three daughters, going on walks with her Golden Retriever, and jogging.
NMLSR# 466990
Phone: 319.378.5979
kkoeppen@hiawathabank.com
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Heather Bottelman
Heather Bottelman | Assistant Vice President Commercial Lending
Heather hails from Edgewood, IA, and joined Hiawatha Bank & Trust in June 2007. Her duties at the bank include processing loans, and corresponding with bank customers as well as employees.
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, boating and even finds time a do a little shopping.
Phone: 319.378.5979
hbottelman@hiawathabank.com
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson | Assistant Vice President
Karen, a Dubuque, IA native and University of Iowa graduate, joined Hiawatha Bank & Trust in 2011. What she enjoys most about her job is providing customers with friendly service. When she is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and running.
Phone: 319.378.5979
karen@hiawathabank.com
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