Brent Giles Named President and CEO of Bank of Blue Valley

June 16, 2021 | | Newsroom

Overland Park, Kansas, June 16, 2021 — Bank of Blue Valley, a subsidiary of HTLF, announced today that Brent Giles will become President and CEO effective July 1, 2021. Giles will also serve on the bank’s Board of Directors.

“We are fortunate and excited to have Brent Giles lead Bank of Blue Valley,” said Bob Regnier, Vice Chairman of the Board at Bank of Blue Valley. “Brent has over 30 years of banking experience helping commercial businesses succeed as well as serving as a key leader in the Kansas City market. As a local bank with local decision-making, helping drive growth and contributing to the vitality of our community is essential.”

Giles is an exceptional banking executive who brings more than 30 years of experience in commercial and consumer banking, strategic leadership, team building and delivering client satisfaction. He most recently was the President and CEO at Wisconsin Bank & Trust, another subsidiary of HTLF. Prior to this role, Giles held the positions of Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Liberty Bancorp, Inc. and BankLiberty, both headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Giles holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri.

Brent Giles

Brent Giles
President and CEO

Wendy Reynolds

Wendy Reynolds
Chief DEI Officer

“Bank of Blue Valley is a great bank with a tremendous story of growth and commitment to the community through the years,” Giles stated. “I am excited to help lead Bank of Blue Valley as we continue to build upon that story and help grow both the Kansas City community and Northeast Kansas communities that we serve.”

Wendy Reynolds, current President of Bank of Blue Valley, will become HTLF’s, new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, which will also go into effect July 1. Reynolds brings a strong history of community service to this newly created role.

She was recently recognized as a Kansas City Business Journal Women Who Mean Business honoree for her work in the industry and community.

About Bank of Blue Valley
Bank of Blue Valley is a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., which operates under the brand name HTLF. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, Bank of Blue Valley has assets of more than $1.4 billion and provides a broad range of banking and financial services to consumer and commercial customers from 10 banking centers in Kansas and Missouri. Bank of Blue Valley offers various types of deposit products and provides personal loans, small business loans, commercial real estate and residential mortgage loans, working capital financing and other commercial loans. In addition, Bank of Blue Valley offers wealth management services (including financial planning, private banking, trust and investment services), card services, and online and mobile banking services. Bank of Blue Valley is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), operating under the brand name HTLF, is a financial services company with assets of approximately $18.2 billion. 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 residential mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance. Additional information is available at