Dubuque Bank and Trust has named Tyson Leyendecker as President & CEO. Tyson will replace Tut Fuller, DB&T President & CEO from 2017-2021, as he has been promoted to the Regional President role at HTLF, DB&T’s holding company. This change will go into effect July 1, 2021. In Fuller’s new role, he will oversee all banking operations of the company’s franchises in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, and Texas. The promotion of a DB&T CEO to a HTLF leadership position is not a foreign move as similar promotions have happened in the past including Lynn B. Fuller, John Schmidt, and Doug Horstmann.
Most noteworthy of Fuller’s tenure at DB&T was the rejuvenation of the bank and the leadership team, including Leyendecker and many key leaders. Since 2017, DB&T has grown profits by ~60%, deposits by ~50%, market share by ~8%, and total assets now stand at or above ~$1.9 billion.
Leyendecker has over fifteen years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Dubuque Bank and Trust, Tyson worked at Wells Fargo in Phoenix and was a Commercial Banker at Arizona Bank and Trust and Citywide Banks, other HTLF banks. Leyendecker joined DB&T in 2017 as the Commercial Banking Leader and most recently was promoted to Market President, EVP, where he oversaw all revenue producing lines of the bank. He has also become heavily involved in the community, serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, DRA, and the Holy Family Finance Committee. Leyendecker was named a Rising Star in 2018 and was a 2019 Dancing with the Stars contestant, raising funds for Dubuque YMCA.