Availa Bank Announces New Vice President Loan Officer

Tate Handsaker (NMLS #1856175) Joins the Nevada Branch

Nevada, Iowa (August 29, 2022) – Availa Bank is proud to announce the hiring of Tate Handsaker as the new Vice President Loan Officer at the Nevada branch.

Tate came to the bank in March 2022 with several years of experience as a Credit Analyst and Loan Officer at various financial institutions. As the Vice President Loan Officer at Availa Bank, Tate is responsible for developing and maintaining the bank’s agricultural and commercial lending portfolios.

Tate was born and raised in Nevada, graduating from Nevada High School in 2013. He then completed his bachelor’s degree at Central College in 2017, completed Ag Credit School in 2020, attended Iowa Bankers Law of Lending, and completed the City of Nevada Leadership program in 2021.

Tate is the son of Robbie and Darla Handsaker. His siblings are Taylor Fondell, Mitch Fondell, and Tyson Handsaker.

 Randy Clary, Nevada Market President, is enthusiastic about Tate joining the team. “We are excited to have Tate Handsaker join our local Nevada team. He brings solid overall banking knowledge while focusing on agricultural/commercial lending in his current role. Since coming aboard in early March 2022, Tate’s experience has already proven to be a great asset to our organization,” he says.

Availa Bank Announces New Vice President Loan Officer

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Availa Bank’s roots date back to 1870 when it was originally chartered. Availa is the first three syllables of the word available, a word that defines the bank’s mission — to empower our team to inspire and enable our clients and the communities we serve to achieve financial success. Availa Bank locations are in the following communities: Ames, Ankeny, Carroll, Coon Rapids, Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge, Holstein, Jewell, Nevada, Omaha (LPO Only), Pocahontas, Sioux City and Webster City. For more information about Availa Bank, visit www.Availa.Bank. Member FDIC.