West Des Moines & Ankeny, Iowa

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Don Nickerson

Don Nickerson

President, West Des Moines & Ankeny
515-327-5101
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266 
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Don Nickerson’s philosophy of client-centric banking permeates his leadership style and motivates his team to continue to grow Northwest Bank’s presence in Des Moines. Throughout his 29-year banking career, Don has held many prestigious positions. A supporter of the community, Don is actively involved in Variety Club and The United Way. He is the past president of the Des Moines Lions Club and the Clive Chamber and is a graduate of Leadership Iowa and the Des Moines Leadership Institute.


Ed Arndorfer

Ed Arndorfer

Executive Vice President, West Des Moines 
515.327.5103
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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 With 29 years of financial services experience, Ed Arndorfer is one of Northwest Bank’s senior
commercial lenders. Before joining Northwest Bank, he served as the senior vice president and senior lender at Union Planters Bank in Des Moines. A supporter of the community, Ed is a member of the Dowling Catholic Board of Directors and the West Des Moines Rotary Club. Ed is also active in coaching youth sports.


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Troy Boelman

Bank President, Ankeny 
515.963.5173
911 N Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023
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Troy graduated from the University of Iowa where he received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance. Prior to joining Northwest Bank Troy was employed at Bank Iowa in West Des Moines where he was the loan quality manager. His responsibilities include leading our sales and service efforts to grow customer relationships and community. Troy is involved in the community and is a member of the Rotary Club of Ankeny.


Paul Pick

Paul Pick

SVP, Commercial Banker, West Des Moines 
515.327.5102
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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 Paul Pick, senior commercial lender, brings over 20 years of financial services experience to the
Northwest Bank team. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, he served as vice president of commercial banking with Union Planters Bank. He is very active with Leadership Urbandale, the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Variety Club and sponsoring Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Des Moines, Business Development Breakfast Club and the Des Moines Network Breakfast Club. Paul is also a current Commissioner and Past Chairman of the Urbandale Planning and Zoning Commission.


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Jame Christiansen

VP, Private Banking Manager, West Des Moines

515-327-5110
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266 
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Jame Christiansen brings 25 years of financial services experience to the Northwest Bank Team. Before joining Northwest Bank, he served as Regional Private Banking Manager at Wells Fargo. Jame is a graduate and member of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.


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Sharon Lisac

VP, Private Banker, West Des Moines
515.223.2210
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266 
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Sharon has been in the financial services industry since 1986 and prior to joining Northwest Bank, spent 22 years with Wells Fargo Bank. Sharon has worked with Private Banking clients since 1993 offering her expertise in deposit, credit, mortgage, investment and retirement planning to help her clients reach financial success. Sharon received her BBA in Finance from The University of Iowa. Sharon is involved in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Animal Rescue League and Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Jill Thielen

Jill Thielen

VP, Commercial Banker, West Des Moines
515.327.5104
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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 Vice president and commercial lender, Jill Thielen brings 21 years of financial services experience and expertise to Northwest Bank. Jill is involved with both the Clive and West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.


James Ramsey

James Ramsey

VP, Commercial Banker, Ankeny
515.963.5192
911 N Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023
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 James Ramsey, Vice President and Commercial Lender brings over 25 years of financial services
experience to the Northwest Bank team and specializes in growing and managing Commercial and Business banking relationships. James’ banking background includes Chief Credit Officer, Senior Lender and former bank examiner. James is a member of one of Des Moines’ oldest breakfast clubs, The Morning Club. He also serves in other community organizations such as Ankeny Rotary and the Ankeny Economic Development Committee.


Ralph DiCesare

VP, Commercial Banker, West Des Moines 
515.327.5105
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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 With 20 years of financial services experience, Ralph DiCesare specializes in residential construction lending at Northwest Bank and previously held the same position with Union Planters Bank. Ralph serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Des Moines Homebuilders Association, is an EMT/Firefighter for Warren County, and is active in the Knights of Columbus.


Matt Hurd

Matt Hurd

Vice President, Ankeny
515.963.5170
911 N Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023
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 Matt Hurd brings 14 years of financial services experience. He specializes in business banking including equipment loans, business lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans at Northwest Bank. Matt is an active member of the Ankeny community, including Ankeny Building Association, Jaycee’s and the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce.


Pat Quinlin

Pat Quinlin

VP, Commercial Banker, Ankeny 
515.963-5167
911 N Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023
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 Pat Quinlin brings 25 years of financial services experience. He specializes in business banking including equipment loans, business lines of credit, and commercial & agricultural real estate loans. Pat is active in the Ankeny Dollars for Scholars, Ankeny Chamber events, and is president of the Neveln Center, Inc, which houses several Ankeny non-profit, service based agencies.


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Brenda Bucklew

VP, Treasury Management Services, West Des Moines
515-327-5109
5700 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266 
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Brenda Bucklew is a Vice President of Treasury Management with Northwest Bank. Her background includes more than 30 years in the financial services industry. She is a member of the Iowa Association for Financial Professionals (IAFP) and the ACH Advisory Committee for the Regional Payments Association. She also serves on the Foundation Board of St. Theresa’s church and is actively involved in the community.