Heartland Bank is named Best Banks to Work For 2023

American Banker has named Heartland Bank as one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2023. This is the fifth time Heartland Bank has been included on the list.


The Best Banks to Work For program was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group and identifies, recognizes, and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available on AmericanBanker.com and in their November/December 2023 issue of the American Banker Magazine.


President and CEO John Wilkins said, “Our team of associates at Heartland Bank is second to none. We genuinely support each other and that goes for our customers as well. This achievement is a testament to the well-being and growth of our team. It’s an honor to be included a fifth time, and we will continue to serve our customers and communities the best we can.”


Determining the Best Banks to Work For involves a two-step process. The first step involves an evaluation of participating companies’ workplace policies, practices, and demographics. Second, employees are surveyed to assess their experience and engagement in working for their employer. The combined scores determine the top banks and the final ranking. The program is open to commercial banks, thrifts, savings banks, and other chartered retail financial institutions with at least 50 employees in the United States.




John Wilkins

John is the Chairman and CEO of Heartland Bank. He is the third generation of the Wilkins family to lead the bank. John has 40 years of banking experience in various lending, wealth management, and branch leadership roles. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

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