Nathaniel Tagtow, Vice President City State Bank, and President of the Iowa Trust Association
I’d like to start off my first newsletter as President of the ITA by expressing my appreciation and admiration for the ITA and its members. Throughout my career I have benefited greatly from my association with the ITA. In my mind being a member of the ITA is no small part of being a successful Trust professional and maintaining a successful Trust Department. The peer group meetings increasingly spark more and more fruitful and beneficial discussions. The annual fall conference continues to provide invaluable educational opportunities for members to “sharpen the saw”. Binding everything together is the fellowship and comradery that comes with professional membership in an association filled with peers that I admire greatly.
Thank you to my friend Craig Schrader who just finished his role as President for two terms with his usual class and grace. I would also like to thank Darcy Burnett and the Iowa Bankers Association for all they do to assist in making ITA a success. There is no doubt that without the IBA, and specifically Darcy, the ITA would not be able to function as the successful organization it has for all these years. I’m honored to serve as President in 2022 and look forward to helping in any way I can with the ITA’s continued success.
Additionally, thank you to all of those who attended our annual conference this past fall. The board has received membership feedback that indicates that the conference was well received, and I absolutely agree. Attendance was very strong, and it was great to see everyone in person after a year or longer of virtual meetings and conferences. The overwhelming consensus was that the in-person event was much preferred and a welcome change. We are already in the planning stages for the 2022 fall conference which is scheduled for September 29 and 30. If you have any feedback or suggestions for this year’s conference, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of the other board members to provide your input.
As we prepare for tax season in our departments its also worth noting that it appears that Tax Day for individual filers will return to its traditional mid-April timeline for the first time since 2019. Although the fiduciary return deadline was not extended last year, it will be nice to be on a more normal schedule when it comes to all tax matters. Tax Day falls on April 18 this year.
In closing, I’d like to encourage members to stay involved throughout the year with the ITA. Please do not hesitate to provide ideas to the board for new training opportunities and peer group discussion topics. We would love to have more members submit articles for the quarterly newsletter if you have topics that you feel would benefit the membership. If there is anything else that the ITA can do to benefit the membership, please feel free to reach out any time. I am looking forward to the year to come and to seeing each of you again soon.