Our Team

Our commitment to excellence starts at the top.

At State Bank of Belle Plaine, our Executive Leadership Team and our Bank Officer Team are comprised of outstanding bankers who excel in their individual areas of responsibility. Together, we have over 175 years of experience. This gives us the ability to provide our customers with in-depth knowledge, resources and recommendations that many other financial institutions cannot offer.

As a family owned Bank, we have a unique continuity of values and customer commitment. The Gatz Family has primary ownership of the Bank and two Gatz family members serve on our Leadership Team – Paul Gatz, President and CEO, and Bill Gatz, Vice President – Consumer Lending.

We work together to create a strong banking organization for our customers,
our employees, our community and our shareholders.


Executive Leadership Team

 Left to right: Janel Schmidt, Vice President – Operations,  Dick Coleman, Vice President – Ag and Commercial Lending, Paul Gatz, President & CEO, Mike Ludvik, Senior Vice President – Senior Lender, Wendy Koepp, Vice President – Chief Information Officer.

People you know. Bankers you trust.