TS Banking Group Announces Forristall as Executive Vice President

TS Banking Group Announces Forristall as Executive Vice President

Published: October 01, 2018

October 1, 2018, Treynor, IA – TS Banking Group, a multi-charter bank-holding company located in southwest, Iowa, is pleased to announce the promotion of its Chief Strategy Officer, Kevin Forristall, to Executive Vice President. As TS Banking Group’s EVP, Forristall will oversee the community banking division with operations in Iowa, North Dakota and Illinois. In addition to his EVP role, Forristall will continue to oversee the strategic planning efforts across all of TS Banking Group, and lead the Business Process Improvement and Business Intelligence corporate services group, as Chief Strategy Officer.

Forristall, a local from Macedonia, Iowa, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, possesses an MBA, Creighton University, and BS in Business Administration, Morningside College.

“I am honored to serve in this capacity for TS Banking Group. TS Banking Group isn’t just a family owned business, to me it is a family. I have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people who I look up to. Whether our team members are from the farm or the city, or have worked here 30 years or 1 year, the TS Banking Group team is comprised of people who are not only talented, but are really good people committed to serving our clients and communities. I’m excited for the future of the TS Banking Group and the impact we will have in our communities and clients," said Forristall.

During Forristall’s ten years with TS Banking Group he has held leadership positions in credit analysis, financial analysis, and as TS Prosperity Group’s Chief Investment Officer. Over the last six years at TS Banking Group, much of Forristall’s time has been working directly with the CEO in establishing or building various business units, including the Enterprise Risk Management system, Asset Liability Risk Management, the investment management team for TS Prosperity Group’s client portfolios, a data science and business intelligence team, and organizational strategic planning.

“A company will only grow to the capability limits of their leadership, and with Kevin in this company-wide leadership role, I have even greater expectation in TS Banking Group continuing to realize its upside growth potential,” shared Josh Guttau, CEO.

Forristall is active in the community and has been a long time mentor for Teammates, is on the Career and Technical Education Advisory Group for Council Bluffs Schools, volunteers with Kids Connect at Christ Community Church, and serves as President of the Stone Quarry in Macedonia, Iowa.

Kevin has been married to Vanessa Forristall for 11 years and they have three children; Luke (5), Lily (3), and Jude (1). In addition to spending time with his family, Kevin enjoys reading and running. Kevin is also involved in his family farm. 

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About TS Banking Group:  The TS Banking Group is dedicated to the resurgence of community banking. By upholding a community bank management philosophy, TS Banking Group works to expand their organization with a client-focused operating efficiency that allows for the long-term prosperity of community banking. TS Banking Group is a joint venture between Treynor Bancshares, Inc., and the newly formed bank holding company, TS Contrarian Bancshares, Inc. Headquarters of both holding companies are in Treynor, Iowa. The company has made four bank acquisitions in three states since 2014 and has grown to over 190 employees. Bank charters within TS Banking Group are: TS Bank in Council Bluffs and southwest, Iowa, The Bank of Tioga located in Tioga and Crosby, North Dakota and First National Bank in Clinton, Illinois. Along with TS Prosperity Group, its wealth management division, the company represents over $1 billion in banking assets and assets under management. For more information visit