Meet our knowledgeable professionals.

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Pauline Herb, CTP
First Vice President, Treasury Management
Downtown Main Bank
Pauline Herb serves as First Vice President of Treasury Management. She brings over 20 years of banking experience, specializing in the sales and service of treasury management solutions. Pauline oversees every aspect of her commercial clients' deposit accounts to ensure all their needs are met. Attention to detail and a strong commitment toward quality service, make her a valuable resource to her clients and the bank.

Pauline is active in the community, volunteering her time on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Cedar Rapids AniMeals. She also serves as the co-coordinator for the bank's March of Dimes campaign and Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser.
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Amanda Opfer, AAP
Vice President, Treasury Management
Downtown Main Bank
Amanda Opfer serves as Vice President of Treasury Management. A graduate of Wartburg College, Amanda plays a critical role in the oversight of CRBT's online banking and cash management (RDC, ACH, sweep) implementation for its commercial clients. She is recognized as an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), an elite group of highly-skilled professionals who are recognized for their electronic payments expertise and who have a strong competitive edge in functioning as effective partners in the business and financial arenas. The AAP accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in ACH excellence, which in turn, provides clients with a resource to more effectively manage ACH Network use and enhance their risk management profile. She also serves as a co-administrator for the bank's business credit card portfolio, as well as helps drive new treasury management business to provide existing and new clients with comprehensive solutions for their business needs. Prior to joining CRBT in 2010, Amanda was a senior accountant at Apache Hose & Belting for nearly 10 years.

Amanda is active throughout the community as a Junior Achievement classroom volunteer; board member of Noah’s Ark Childcare & Preschool; and member of the Iowa School of Banking Advisory Board.
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Kellie Lindblom, CPP
Assistant Vice President, Merchant Services
Downtown Main Bank
Kellie serves as Assistant Vice President of Merchant Services at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, she brings 22 years of banking experience in the greater Cedar Rapids area. She is one of 12 individuals in the State of Iowa that is ETA CPP certified, recognizing her as an expert in today’s complex electronic payments environment. Kellie is ready to work with you and your business to provide comprehensive solutions for all of your credit card processing needs including new installations, upgrades to existing systems, client inquiries and much more. Her grasp of banking and financial solutions, along with her meticulous attention to client service, make her a valued and trusted banker to her clients and the bank.

Kellie is actively involved in the Cedar Rapids community. She currently serves as board member for March of Dimes Hawkeye Division and committee member for its Cedar Rapids Signature Chef’s auction. In addition, Kellie has been a Junior Achievement classroom teacher for 16 years, serves as treasurer for Greg’s Mission, and fundraises for worthy causes such as March for Babies and Especially For You Walk.
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Melanie Pierce
Assistant Vice President
Downtown Main Bank
Melanie Pierce serves as Assistant Vice President. She partners with commercial clients to assist with their everyday banking needs. After starting her career over two decades ago with Guaranty Bank & Trust, Melanie knows the banking tools for businesses to be successful. Specializing in cash management with implementation of ACH, RDC, Online Banking and more, Melanie’s attention to detail aids in the quality of service she provides to her clients.

Melanie is active in the Marion community, volunteering her time with the Marion Chamber of Commerce since 2004. She is a member of the Special Events Committee which involves planning and organizing community-wide events within Marion. At CRBT, Melanie has joined the Wellness Committee to encourage her co-workers to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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John Rodriguez
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
Downtown Main Bank
John Rodriguez is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, and is one of the four founders of Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. His responsibilities are broad and include overseeing operations and cash management services. John is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has over 30 years of banking experience, including positions in virtually every area of bank operations and cash management.

John received the distinction of Certified Cash Manager in 1990 and he is the past President of the Eastern Iowa Cash Management Association. John is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the area of bank operations and treasury management. His clients have included companies with revenues ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to several billion dollars.

John currently serves on the Board of Tanager Place, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is past President and current Trustee Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters. He has also served on committees for United Way, Mount Mercy University, and March of Dimes.