Premier Bank Announces Retirement of Chief Financial Officer and Transition to Internal Successor
Dubuque, Iowa – Premier Bank is announcing the retirement of its Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Niemer, effective January 26, 2024. Simultaneously, the bank is pleased to announce the transition of responsibilities to an internal successor, Jerod Driscoll, who assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer on October 1, 2023.
Driscoll has been a valuable member of Premier Bank for 17 years, demonstrating exceptional financial acumen and leadership skills. He has played an integral role in various financial initiatives in his role as Vice President-Controller and has a deep understanding of the bank’s financial landscape.
During Niemer’s tenure, Premier Bank achieved significant financial milestones and he has been instrumental in guiding the company through periods of growth and ensuring its financial stability. Niemer remains with the company as Senior Vice President, Finance, until his retirement date.
"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Patrick Niemer for his outstanding service and dedication to Premier Bank over the past 23 years," said Andrew Mozena, Premier Bank President, and CEO. "Under Patrick’s leadership, our financial operations have thrived, and we are deeply appreciative of his contributions. We also congratulate Jerod Driscoll on this well-deserved promotion and have full confidence in his ability to continue our financial excellence."
Driscoll is committed to upholding the financial integrity and success of Premier Bank and is eager to take on the responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer role. He said, "I am honored to step into this role and build upon the strong financial foundation that Patrick has established. I am excited to work with our talented team to ensure the continued growth and success of Premier Bank."
As part of this transition, Niemer and Driscoll will collaborate closely to ensure a seamless handover of responsibilities over the coming months.
Premier is a local community bank committed to providing attractive accounts and lending options with cutting-edge technology while supporting Dubuque’s civic, educational, and charitable organizations. Premier Bank has $382 million in assets and three locations in Dubuque, Iowa.