South Story Bank & Trust (SSBT) announces the hiring of Cole Hornbuckle as credit analyst.

Hornbuckle’s background in underwriting, finance, real estate and as an accredited analyst will provide valuable expertise to SSBT’s growing commercial lending team.

Hornbuckle comes to SSBT from a national bank and is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa.

Kevin L. Brooks, president and CEO of SSBT, said, "Cole’s expertise as a credit analyst will aid our commercial lenders as they continue to serve and expand in the Des Moines to Ames business corridor. The new position is a part of our continued commitment to be the business lender for those who seek a Community Bank with Community Values."

About South Story Bank & Trust

SSBT began serving the community in 1954. Today, it is a part of the Greene Investment Company of banks, which is owned by the Garst family. The Garst family is one of the foremost-recognized entrepreneur names in Iowa. This affiliation gives SSBT more lending capacity to better serve the business community and farm operations of all sizes. Due to capable leadership, SSBT is experiencing solid, sustained growth while it continues to be "A Community Bank with Community Values." As a part of that growth, a new office will open in 2014 on Hwy 69 in Huxley. It will serve the Ballard communities and the corridor market from Ames to Des Moines.