“Adding Tawnia to our lending team bolsters our already deep bench of experienced lenders, especially in the ag category,” said Mike Underwood, president and chief executive officer of Guthrie County State Bank. “She has a unique knowledge of this region as well as existing relationships with most of the farm owners and families in the area. Tawnia is a great addition to GCSB, and we’re looking forward to our customers making connections with her.”
Tawnia previously served as a Farm Loan Officer for Farm Service Agency. She started in the Harlan office in 2000, then moved to the Guthrie Center office in 2016. During her tenure with the FSA, she sustained one of the largest direct loan portfolios in the state with almost zero delinquencies while using her knowledge and years of experience to train other lenders. Tawnia participated in a variety of FSA and Iowa State Extension programs including Annie’s Project and Career Days, and she completed Iowa State University Ag Credit School. In the community, she is active as Seely Bobcats 4-H Club leader, has been a Farm Safety Just 4 Kids Coordinator, and a church group leader. Tawnia is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree where she majored in animal science with a minor in ag business.
“It’s a perfect next career step for me to take on this new challenge with Guthrie County State Bank,” said Tawnia. “With my 22 years of experience, and the Bank’s already strong team and 90+ years in Guthrie County, we are prepared to assist farmers at every stage of the journey. I’m excited to experience GCSB’s commitment to our community as a team member and to connect farmers to the many solutions we can provide.”
Tawnia lives in rural Guthrie Center with her husband, Kent, and their four active school-aged children. They have a family cattle operation and can often be found cheering and volunteering to support their kids’ activities.
For more information about GCSB’s ag lending team, visit gcsbank.com
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