Laura "Divot" Ekizian - President
Effective May 21, 2020, Quad City Bank & Trust (QCBT) announces Executive Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer, Laura “Divot” Ekizian, will be promoted to President, reporting to John H. Anderson, QCBT CEO and QCR Holdings, Inc. Chief Deposit Officer. With QCBT’s portfolio reaching nearly $2 billion in assets, the decision to separate the CEO and president roles will help support the bank’s growing client base and evolving service offerings.
“I’m honored to move into this leadership role and to work with such a talented and dedicated team,” said Ekizian. “This community is important to me and I look forward to continuing our 26-year tradition of building relationships, providing exceptional service to our clients and supporting the continued growth of Quad City region."
Laura, also known as Divot, is a Chicago area native and St. Ambrose University graduate and has been with QCBT for 20 years. She began her banking career as a Private Banking Officer focused on building strong relationships with her clients and now oversees the private banking, consumer and residential lending, retail and marketing departments. She is very involved in the community as a member of the board of directors for Quad City Arts, Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Quad City Health Initiative and Davenport Country Club. She is a past board member of the John Deere Classic and served as the volunteer Chair in 2014.
John H. Anderson - CEO
Under John Anderson’s leadership, QCBT has nearly tripled in size over the past twelve years. Currently, the bank employs more than 160 people in the area and is ranked number one in market share in the Quad Cities. His focus on relationship banking, community involvement, and corporate culture will remain his top priority.
“Divot has shown true leadership in doing what’s best for our clients and keeping our focus on their needs,” said Anderson. “Our priority will always be on providing exceptional service. As we continue to grow as a company, I look forward to working with her more as we lead this incredible organization.”
Anderson, a life-long resident of the Quad Cities, has a long history of community service in the area and remains active. He currently serves on a number of community boards, including director for St. Ambrose University, Ridgecrest (Christian Retirement Homes), Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Davenport (CFDD), and the United Way of the Quad Cities. Additionally, he serves on the fundraising committee of the Quad Cities Cultural Trust.