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Kelsey Stupfell recognized as one of BankBeat's Outstanding Women in Banking

Kelsey Stupfell recognized as one of BankBeat's Outstanding Women in Banking

By: TS Banking Group
Published: 11/21/2023

Treynor, Iowa, November 21, 2023 — Kelsey Stupfell, Director of Public Relations at TS Banking Group, Treynor, Iowa, has been named to this year’s 2023 class of Outstanding Women in Banking with BankBeat magazine. The recognition features honorees who have made outstanding contributions to their bank, industry and community.

Committed to stewardship and nurturing the community around her, Stupfell’s farming background has fostered her professional and community leadership. From delivering field meals to serving on nonprofit boards, her love for digging in the trenches with people never tires.

Stupfell has played a crucial role in developing TS Banking Group’s promise to give back 10 percent of annual profits to communities, a pledge which has netted $5 million since it was first implemented in 2007. She’s been responsible for multiple community initiatives, either launching them or shepherding them to continued success.

A few of those initiatives have included helping develop the company’s tagline, IGNITE PROSPERITY®; the launch of AMP for Neighborhoods, where over 50 area homeowner projects have been assisted; aiding with TS Promise, a motivational student program for schools; and leading REV, a small business pitch competition along with Impacting Nonprofits workshop, a professional development opportunity for nonprofit leaders.

“As a skillful relationship builder and corporate communicator, Kelsey engages community advocates which includes working across public, private and nonprofit sectors,” added retired TS Bank leader Judy Guttau. “As the philanthropic leader, Kelsey helps to ensure the focus of community reinvestment for TS Banking Group is aligned with the company mission, vision and core values.”

“It excites me to work in community banking and for a company where I am part of something that is bigger than myself. I am passionate about our giving philosophy and mission to ignite lasting client and community prosperity as well as bringing our “why” to life each day and helping others discover theirs,” shared Stupfell. “It’s been a mission match from day one for me.”

The Outstanding Women in Banking program is sponsor by DCI, Data Center Inc. and a popular fall feature with BankBeat and BankNews, which serves the commercial and community banking industry. Bankers working in the following states are eligible to be considered for this annual award: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Honorees are chosen based on nominations from readers.

Read Kelsey's full Outstanding Women in Banking feature in BankBeat here. To learn more about BankBeat or to nominate a banker visit

About BankBeat: BankBeat magazine is published by NFR Communications, a strategic communications firm with a strong footing in the financial services space. NFR is the go-to partner for companies and organizations that want bold and creative content to fuel their marketing initiatives. It is experienced in digital, visual and print communications. BankBeat magazine reaches approximately 3,000 commercial banks in the Upper Midwest.

About TS Banking Group: TS Banking Group is a joint venture between Treynor Bancshares, Inc., and TS Contrarian Bancshares, Inc., both headquartered in Treynor, Iowa. TS Banking Group a multi-charter bank holding company, with $1 billion in banking and fiduciary assets and locations across the Midwest with a mission to IGNITE PROSPERITY®. For more information visit


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