DES MOINES –Gov. Terry Branstad announced today that Ron Hansen of Durant, IA will serve as Superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking beginning on November 16, 2015. Hansen is the Chairman and CEO of Liberty Trust & Savings Bank.
“Today, I’m pleased to announce that Ron Hansen will serve as Superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking,” said Branstad. “I am confident that Ron’s background, expertise and experience within the Iowa Bankers Association and Liberty Trust and Savings Bank will serve Iowans well.”
The Iowa Division of Banking works to protect the interests of those who interact with banks and financial service providers to ensure that all laws and regulations are followed. The department works to maintain a healthy and prosperous regulatory environment to allow Iowa citizens safe and stable banking.
“I am honored to have been selected by Gov. Branstad to serve as Superintendent of the Iowa Division of Banking,” said Hansen. “The division and previous superintendents have a long history of promoting a healthy financial climate contributing to the success of Iowa’s citizens, communities and the banking industry. I look forward to continuing that tradition.”
Hansen has been active in the Iowa Bankers Association for the past nineteen years serving as a Board Member, Treasurer and the Chairman from September 2011 to September 2012. Hansen has also been active in the American Bankers Association (ABA) serving currently on the ABA Membership Council as well as having served on the Government Relations Council Administrative Committee, Community Bankers Council and the Federal Home Loan Bank Administrative Committee.
Hansen is a native of Durant, Iowa, where he is actively involved in the community having served in various capacities with Durant Chamber of Commerce, Durant Development Corporation, Durant Ambulance Service and Durant Jaycees as well as having served on various committees within the Durant Community School District.
Hansen is a graduate of Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Ron and his wife Kristy, live in Durant. They have three grown children, Brett, Samuel and Henry.
Hansen’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Iowa senate.