Dubuque Bank and Trust announces the promotion of Lynn H. (Tut) Fuller to the position of Market President, effective May 1, 2016. Fuller succeeds William Callahan, who has been named President of Arizona Bank & Trust in Phoenix, Ariz. Both Dubuque Bank and Trust and Arizona Bank & Trust are subsidiaries of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a Dubuque, Iowa-based community bank holding company.

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Lynn H. "Tut" Fuller, Executive Vice President, Retail Sales/Small Business Lending, Heartland Finan ...

Lynn H. "Tut" Fuller, Executive Vice President, Retail Sales/Small Business Lending, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (Photo: Heartland Financial USA, Inc.)

In his new role, Fuller will begin by overseeing retail operations, retail mortgage banking, marketing, operations and finance.

Fuller currently serves as Heartland's Corporate Director of Retail, EVP, where he oversees approximately 100 banking centers and $2.6 billion in deposits across 10 brands. Other responsibilities include oversight of Heartland's Business Banking division, Contact Center, Consumer Product Development and membership on Heartland's Strategic Council. Prior to Heartland, Fuller was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in Chicago.

"I know our employees and valued clients will be in great hands going forward with Tut joining the bank," said Doug Horstmann, President and CEO of Dubuque Bank and Trust. "I look forward to Tut having a positive influence with the growth and expansion of DB&T in our marketplaces, both in the Dubuque area and Keokuk. He will be expanding his engagement in our communities, as well as with our customer base."

A Dubuque native, Tut is a graduate of Senior High School, where he was Valedictorian. He currently serves on the Mercy Medical Center Board of Trustees and will accelerate community involvement in his new role.

Fuller is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Biology (summa cum laude) and was an Academic All-American in tennis. He earned a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, and a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

"I am excited to become part of the DB&T organization, which is steeped in great tradition," said Fuller. "I look forward to growing the bank based on customer focused principles. As a community bank, we look forward to building on partnerships with local businesses and individuals to support what should be a bright future for them, this community and our bank."

About Dubuque Bank and TrustDubuque Bank and Trust serves customers throughout Dubuque County, Iowa, with banking centers in Epworth, Farley and Holy Cross. The $1.3 billion bank is a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. and offers commercial, personal, agriculture and private client services. Dubuque Bank and Trust is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit  www.dubuquebank.com.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) is a diversified financial services company with assets exceeding $8 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 108 banking locations serving 85 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California, with mortgage loan production offices in California, Nevada and Idaho. Additional information about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is available at www.htlf.com.

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