Stephen J. Goodenow (Steve) is the Chairman of the Board of Bank Midwest, located in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Goodenow serves as President and CEO at Goodenow Bancorporation in Okoboji, Iowa. Goodenow Bancorporation is closely held, although over 200 employees participate in ownership through the companies ESOP, which owns approximately 13% of the outstanding shares. Goodenow is a past Trustee of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. He also served as a Class A Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 2009-2012. Goodenow currently serves on the Communication Council of the American Bankers Association, and is past chairman of that group. Prior to his employment at Bank Midwest, Steve was an Associate National Bank Examiner, Comptroller of the Currency, in the Chicago metropolitan area. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Iowa, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University and is a 2004 graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Goodenow has been active in the Iowa Bankers Association serving as their Chairman of the Legislative Committee in 2005-2006 and on their Board of Directors from 2006-2008. He has served on the American Bankers Community Bankers Council from 2008-2010. Goodenow served as Chairman and Treasurer of the Okoboji Foundation, a community foundation. Steve is a member and past Chairman of the Iowa Great Lakes Industrial Development Board, past Board Member of the Corridor of Opportunity (Regional Economic Development), past Chairman of the Dickinson County Trails Association, and was the YMCA Capital Campaign Co-Chair in 2001, an effort that led to the completion of a $6 million dollar state of the art facility to a county of approximately 17,000.
Steve and his wife, Michele, have two children, Abigail and Nicholas. In his free time, Steve enjoys biking, golfing, and traveling.