Mike Phillips has joined the Greater Iowa Credit Union staff as a new business loan officer responsible for identifying and nurturing lending relationships with area businesses.
Phillips is the former senior vice president and retail banking manager for VisionBank of Iowa in Ames, where he managed the retail department, including operations and customer service. Prior to his time at VisionBank, Phillips was a vice president and cashier at Community Bank in Indianola.
Greater Iowa is moving ahead aggressively to enhance its business development and business lending program, and Phillips will be a key part of the credit union’s future strategic development going forward, said Neal Dietz, vice president of lending.
“Our approach to business lending is based on relationships, not transactions,” Phillips said. “We are more than loan officers, in that we strive to be partners helping our business members accomplish their goals. We offer excellent rates, quick decisions, and insightful and relevant advice.”
Phillips grew up on a farm in southern Iowa and graduated with a degree in mathematics from Simpson College. In addition, he is a graduate of the Iowa School of Banking. He’s actively involved in the Ames community and currently serves as the treasurer and chair of the finance committee at Youth and Shelter Services, is a board member for the Volunteer Center and a member of the Ames Rotary Club. Phillips lives in Ames, is married and has two children.