Bank of Blue Valley Promotes Nick Harling to Sabetha/Hiawatha Market President

May 17, 2023 | Article | 5 min | Newsroom

Overland Park, KS – May 12, 2023 – Bank of Blue Valley, a division of HTLF Bank (Heartland Financial USA, Inc., NASDAQ: HTLF), announces the promotion of Nick Harling to Market President of the Sabetha and Hiawatha, Kansas markets. In this expanded role, Nick will continue to develop new and existing customer relationships while providing strategic direction for the bank.

“Nick is an exceptional leader and a highly experienced banking professional,” said Will Fox, president, Bank of Blue Valley. “With his focus on the needs of local businesses and customers, he exemplifies what it means to be a community banker.”

As a veteran of the banking industry, Nick has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of business development, management, and ag commercial lending. He began his tenure in 2015 as an ag banker with Morrill and Janes Bank (which was merged into Bank of Blue Valley in 2019) and has supported local farmers with financing solutions through the years. Prior to this role, he served as a Commercial Ag Lender in southeast Nebraska and a licensed real estate and insurance agent.

“This expansion of my responsibilities is particularly meaningful because I’ve grown up in this footprint,” said Harling. “I’m fortunate to have developed trusted relationships with several businesses and families and look forward to continuing our high level of service in a place that I call home.”

Outside of the bank, Nick enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his grandkids. He and his wife reside in Sabetha and have two grown sons. His oldest, along with his wife, reside in Falls City, Nebraska with two kids. His youngest is a resident of Sabetha and recently opened his Chiropractic office.

Nick earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska. He currently serves as an ambassador for the Sabetha Community Foundation.

About Bank of Blue Valley

Bank of Blue Valley (BBV), a division of HTLF Bank, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., which operates under the brand name HTLF (NASDAQ: HTLF). The bank provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of businesses and individuals. BBV 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.

About HTLF

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., is a bank holding company operating under the brand name HTLF, with assets of $20.2 billion as of March 31, 2022. HTLF’s banks serve 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