Vargas-Avalos Appointed to Board of Directors

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2023 in News and Announcements

Gabriela Vargas-AvalosRobert Thomas, President of United Bank & Trust, announces the appointment of Gabriela Vargas-Avalos to the bank’s Board of Directors.

Vargas-Avalos received her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from Buena Vista University. She is the owner of Abarrotes La Salud in Marshalltown and has over 16 years retail-banking experience from a local financial institution.

“I am excited to welcome Gabriela to the bank’s board and am looking forward to the unique perspective she will provide,” stated Thomas.  “Her banking experience, business expertise and involvement in the community are all attributes that will be beneficial to the success of the bank and its customers.”

Vargas-Avalos currently serves on the Marshalltown Area United Way board.  She and her family reside in Marshalltown.

Vargas-Avalos joins other board members John Nelson, President & CEO of Ames National Corporation; Robert Thomas, President of United Bank & Trust; Kevin Swartz, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Wolfe Clinic; Doug Beals, Attorney at Moore, McKibben, Goodman and Lorenz, LLP; Marty Mitchell, Owner of Mitchell Family Funeral Home; and Jeff Rasmussen, Owner of Bergmann Tax and Accounting.

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