CertusBank CEO resigns


CertusBank chairman, president and CEO John Poelker resigned from his position following recent heart surgery.

Brad Kopp, chairman of the board for CertusHoldings Inc., said in a statement, “John worked tirelessly during his time with CertusBank to reposition the company as a traditional community bank. Following his recent heart surgery, he needs to focus his time on recuperating fully. John’s teammates and the CertusBank board of directors are grateful for his service and wish him well.”

Poelker joined CertusBank in April 2014. The board named Len Davenport as interim CEO. Most recently CertusBank’s chief investment officer and treasurer, Davenport has been with the bank since 2011.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to lead CertusBank,” Davenport said. “It has been an honor to work with John Poelker and I wish him a speedy recovery. I appreciate the support from CertusBank’s teammates and leaders as we work to push forward and implement the strategy developed by John and the board of directors.”


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