Tony Hammond, Promoted to Head of Division Commercial & Middle Market Banking for HTLF

April 4, 2024 |
Article | 5 min
| Newsroom

Denver – March 28, 2024 – HTLF (NASDAQ: HTLF), announced the promotion of Tony Hammond to Head of Division Commercial and Middle Market Banking for HTLF. In this new role, Tony will help advance the bank's commitment to excellence in serving middle market commercial clients, while also supporting the HTLF 3.0 growth strategy.

Tony brings over two decades of experience and expertise in commercial banking to his new role. He has spent the past seven years leading the commercial banking team at Arizona Bank & Trust, a division of HTLF Bank, where he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of the industry. His appointment underscores the company's dedication to promoting talent from within and leveraging the wealth of knowledge cultivated within its ranks.

HTLF 3.0 represents a cohesive set of initiatives aimed at propelling the institution towards becoming a top-performing bank. One of the key pillars of this strategy is the enhancement of HTLF's position as a commercial bank through the quality of its talent and the delivery of superior products and services to its clients.

Tony will collaborate closely with the commercial banking teams in each of the company's markets while also overseeing the integration of new middle market bankers across growing markets including California’s Central Valley, Denver, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Phoenix and the Twin Cities. This expansion of talent under Mr. Hammond’s leadership will reinforce the competitive advantage of HTLF and ensure the delivery of exceptional service to middle market clients.

"Our commitment to excellence in serving our clients is unwavering, and Tony's promotion underscores our dedication to delivering on this promise," said David Prince, EVP, HTLF Chief Commercial Officer. "With Tony's leadership and expertise, coupled with the strategic initiatives outlined in HTLF 3.0, we are poised for dynamic growth and positioned to achieve our goal of becoming a top-performing bank."

About HTLF

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., is a Denver, Colorado-based bank holding company operating under the brand name HTLF, with assets of $19.4 billion as of December 31, 2023. HTLF's banks serve customers in the West, Southwest and Midwest regions. HTLF is committed to serving the banking needs of privately owned businesses, their owners, executives and employees. Our core commercial business is supported by a strong retail banking operation, in addition to a diversified line of financial services including treasury management, wealth management and investments. Additional information is available at

HTLF Bank is Member FDIC.