Arizona Bank & Trust has announced the election of Nancy Tengler to the company’s Board of Directors.
ABT Nancy Tengler (Photo: Business Wire)

ABT Nancy Tengler (Photo: Business Wire)

Jerry Schwallier, president and CEO of Arizona Bank & Trust, said, “We are pleased to welcome Nancy to our Board of Directors. Her experiences as an executive, chief investment officer and portfolio manager will be invaluable to Arizona Bank & Trust. We also welcome her unique insights that will benefit our business owners and wealth management clients.

“Nancy has a proven track record leading multiple organizations and managing significant investment portfolios. We are confident she will bring both technical and practical knowledge to our board.”

Tengler is founder of Financial IQ Training Services and is an adjunct professor at Arizona Christian University where she teaches writing and investing. She is the author of a weekly column for The Arizona Republic called “Your Financial IQ”.

Before moving to Phoenix, Tengler was president, CEO and chief investment officer of Fremont Investment Advisors in San Francisco. At Fremont, she managed two of the firm’s active U.S. equity value funds and the globally allocated strategies and oversaw all of the firm’s investment products. Before Fremont, she was president and chief investment officer of Global Alliance Value Investors where she was the senior member of the Value Tech and Value 30 investment strategies and oversaw the firm’s investment research activity. She also worked for UBS Asset Management as head of the Value Equities Group and with Spare, Tengler, Kaplan and Bischel, Ltd. as President and portfolio manager.

She has been an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and is a member of the MFA Advisory Board of the college. She also serves on the board of BioAccel in Phoenix, AZ.

Tengler co-authored the book Relative Dividend Yield--Common Stock Investing for Income and Appreciation (part of the Wiley Finance Series). She also wrote New Era Value Investing – A Disciplined Approach to Buying Value & Growth Stocks, also published by Wiley. Her latest book, The Woman’s Guide to Successful Investing: Achieving Financial Security and Realizing Your Goals will be released August 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Tengler received her bachelor’s degree from Point Loma College and a master’s degree from St. Mary’s College.

About Arizona Bank & TrustArizona Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., is a community bank with assets of $472 million and offices in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe and Gilbert. Arizona Bank & Trust provides an array of products and services to fulfill the financial needs of individuals and businesses. The bank is headquartered at 2036 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Visit or call 602.381.2090 for more information. The bank is a member of FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a $5.7 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 78 banking locations in 58 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas and Missouri and loan production offices in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Nebraska.

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