Pat Hogrefe, Dyersville/Farley Market President at American Trust & Savings Bank, announces that Tanya Ostwinkle, Second Vice President, has been appointed Manager of the Highway 136 office effective Jan. 1.

She succeeds Joyce Hillebrand who has reduced her schedule to part-time.

Ostwinkle joined American Trust in 1994. She most recently was responsible for originating and closing residential real estate mortgages. She began her career at American Trust as a proof operator and teller, and later was a loan processor and personal banker. A New Vienna native, Ostwinkle graduated from Dyersville Beckman High School and Northeast Iowa Community College, where she earned a certificate in Accounting.

Residents of Dyersville, Ostwinkle and her husband, Terry, have four children, Trae, Tyler, Tanner and Tenley, and are active in their schools and St. Francis Xavier Parish.

“In the three short years that the Highway 136 office has been open, it has been very well received and grown beyond expectations,” said Tanya. “The team of bankers here is phenomenal and I’m pleased to be able to work with them in a leadership role. Their commitment to their clients has earned them a high degree of trust and satisfaction.”

Megan McAllister, Second Vice President, has joined the Highway 136 Office team to meet the home loan needs of the bank’s clients and community.

McAllister joined American Trust in 2008. She most recently was responsible for originating and closing residential real estate mortgages in Dubuque. Prior to loan originating, she was a mortgage processor and loan closer where she gained expertise for the entire home loan process. A Luxemburg native, McAllister graduated from University of Northern Iowa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Real Estate.

Residents of Dyersville, McAllister and her husband, Chris, have one child, Brody.

“Chris and I have lived in Dyersville since 2009—and I worked at American Trust in Dyersville when I was in high school—so I already feel at home with the Highway 136 team,” said Megan. “We’re looking forward to building a wonderful future here for our family and for my clients, coworkers and community.”

Market President Pat Hogrefe invites the entire community to enjoy refreshments at an open house to congratulate Tanya and welcome Megan. The event will be held Friday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Highway 136 office in Dyersville.