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April 27, 2023 | Article | 3 min Newsroom

Brings more than 20 years of banking experience in Kansas City to the role

April 27, 2023 – | Newsroom Bank of Blue Valley, a division of HTLF (Heartland Financial USA, Inc., NASDAQ: HTLF), named Will Fox President.

Fox joined Bank of Blue Valley in 2021 to lead Commercial banking and has delivered growth and demonstrated leadership during that time. He brings more than 20 years of local banking experience to his new role, all in the Kansas City market.

“Will’s a great asset to Bank of Blue Valley, our customers and the community,” said Bruce K. Lee, HTLF President and CEO. “We are excited about the local knowledge, passion, and dedication he brings to the role. Under Will’s leadership, Bank of Blue Valley will continue to deliver Strength, Insight and Growth to our customers and Kansas City.”

Fox was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He and his wife, Mary Kathryn, live in Leawood, Kansas, where they are raising their five daughters. Fox is active in the community and serves on the boards of many local organizations, including Blue Valley Educational Foundation, Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, and The University of Kansas School of Business Finance Advisory Board. Fox holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from The University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

About Bank of Blue Valley

Bank of Blue Valley is a division of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., which operates under the brand name HTLF (NASDAQ: HTLF). Bank of Blue Valley provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. The bank specializes in commercial lending and treasury management services and also provides a wide variety of private banking, retail lending and deposit services along with electronic banking support. For more information, visit or call 913.234.2334. Bank of Blue Valley is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About HTLF

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, is a bank holding company with assets of $20.2 billion. HTLF has banks serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. HTLF is committed to its core commercial business, supported by a strong retail operation, and provides a diversified line of financial services including treasury management, wealth management, investments and residential mortgage. Additional information is available at