GSBC welcomed two new community bankers to its Alumni Advisory Board at its meeting on October 13, 2022. The new members include GSBC Alumni Dan Isaac ‘17 (representing Nebraska) and Ron Maxa ’21 (representing Iowa).
Dan Isaac serves as the president & CEO of Scribner Bank in Scribner, Neb. Isaac began his banking career as a part time teller to get through school. Since, he has held various positions in consumer lending, branch and multi-site management, commercial lending and agricultural lending. Isaac also owned and operated four Subway locations in Omaha, Neb., for several years. He credits his time of business ownership to understanding and relating to his customers’ current businesses and their needs.
Isaac has a business finance degree from Bellevue University and is a member of the GSBC Class of 2017. He also completed the GSBC+Invest Community Bank Investments School in 2022.
Isaac serves on several boards at his church along with sitting on the club basketball board for his kids’ school. He has also coached club basketball for the past seven years and is an assistant coach to the high school girls basketball team.
Isaac succeeds Jahn Grandstaff, vice president of CharterWest Bank in Elkhorn, Neb., as the Nebraska representative on the GSBC Alumni Advisory Board.
Ron Maxa is vice president at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Maxa also serves as the BSA and security officer for the bank and helps manage facility projects. Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust currently has eight branch locations in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area with assets just under $2 billion.
Maxa was born in Minnesota and moved several times before settling in Cedar Rapids in high school. He graduated from Mount Mercy University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2006 and an MBA in 2011. Maxa is currently enrolled at Mount Mercy working towards a master’s degree in strategic leadership. Upon completion of the Iowa School of Banking in 2016, he attended GSBC graduating in 2021.
Maxa has been heavily involved with local community organizations through his banking career: he has served as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement since 2000 and remains an Alumni Advisor for Mount Mercy as well as a volunteer for local nonprofit groups. He currently serves on the board of the Iowa/Nebraska JDRF.
Maxa succeeds Dan Johnson, executive vice president of State Bank & Trust Co. in Nevada, Iowa, as the Iowa representative on the GSBC Alumni Advisory Board.
About the Alumni Advisory Board
The GSBC Alumni Advisory Board strengthens alumni relations and supports marketing efforts in key states. The mission of the board is to sustain a fully informed, representative and engaged exchange of information and sentiment between alumni and GSBC, and to enhance and inspire alumni involvement that furthers the mission of the school.