Nancy A. Dunkel
"She represents proof that women can and
should rise to higher positions and
occupy more board seats than they do now."
Jill M. Cochrane, 2008
Nancy A. Dunkel of Dyersville, is a respected leader in the
banking industry and an inspirational role model for women
in business. She has held many positions in bank leadership
roles, including majority shareholder and President of a Bank
Holding Company. Dunkel is a model of leadership and service.
She has been a dedicated advocate of the banking industry
and a mentor for other women to be successful in business,
rise to higher positions and hold board seats. Dunkel was
elected to be the first woman to Chair the Iowa Bankers Association.
She has also served as President of the Iowa Chapter of Financial
Women International, Inc. and chaired the board of directors
of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. Her other
leadership roles include serving as a member of the board
of directors of the Iowa Targeted Small Business and past
board member of the Iowa Department of Banking. Locally, she
has served as Chair of the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce and
also the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce. Presently, she
is a board member of Stonehill Franciscan Services, Finley
Hospital and the Principal Bank. Dunkel was born in Manchester
in 1955. Dunkel was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of
Fame in 2011.