Al is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Farm Operation and has spent his entire 34 years career at community banks in leadership roles with extensive experience in commercial, real estate, and agricultural lending. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Madison in 1994. He spent 30 years in Iowa with the remaining in Minnesota and most recently as a Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager at Freedom Bank in Overland Park, Kansas.
Al grew up in Manson, Iowa, a small town in north central Iowa. He has been married to Pam for 32 years. They have two grown children.
Their daughter, Amy, her husband Dane and their 15 month old son Theo live in Denver, CO, along with their two dogs. Amy is an Elementary Administrator & teacher in the Denver public school system. Amy graduated from Wartburg. They have lived in Denver for seven years.
Their son Michael is the offensive line coach for The University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. He is a graduate of Iowa State and was a member of Coach Rhoad’s first team at Iowa State.
Al’s hobbies are watching sports, running (completed 10 marathons), biking, traveling and following Michael’s football teams across the country and now most importantly spending time with their grandson Theo!!!