ICBA Announces Peter Nelson as Central Region Community Banker of the Year

October 16, 2017


Washington, D.C. (Oct. 16, 2017)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced that Peter Nelson, president of Glenwood State Bank in Glenwood, Minn., is the Central region winner of the association’s 2017 Community Banker of the Year award. This annual award recognizes the exceptional work and commitment of individual community bankers and their dedication to local communities.


“We are pleased to honor and recognize Peter Nelson as the Central region winner of ICBA’s Community Banker of the Year award,” said ICBA Chairman Scott Heitkamp, president and CEO of ValueBank Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. “As a dedicated, driven leader and compassionate and conscientious citizen, Peter’s contributions to his community and the betterment of our industry are to be commended.”


Glenwood State Bank’s assets have nearly tripled under Nelson’s direction, and in 2017 it was listed in the top 100 places to work in Minnesota. “For Peter, ‘we care’ is more than a tagline, it’s a way of life and leadership,” said the Glenwood State Bank employee who nominated Nelson for the award. By entrusting staff to do right by customers, they in turn are driven to do their best for the bank and its customers, he said. “Peter puts others first and, without a doubt, puts people before profits.”


Volunteerism and community involvement are also passionate pursuits for Nelson, who co-founded Habitat for Humanity of Prairie Lakes in Pope and Stevens counties and created a Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at Minnewaska Area High School for grades 7 through 12. Last Thanksgiving, Nelson and his family traveled to the Dominican Republic to deliver supplies and help build a school.


Nelson will be featured in the December issue of Independent Banker®, ICBA’s award-winning monthly publication and the number-one source of community banking news for ICBA members. He will also be recognized at the 2018 ICBA Community Banking LIVE® national convention in Las Vegas.
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