Nancy A. Dunkel


"She represents proof that women can and
should rise to higher positions and
occupy more board seats than they do now."
— Jill M. Cochrane, 2008


Nancy A. Dunkel of Dyersville, is a respected leader in the banking industry and an inspirational role model for women in business. She has held many positions in bank leadership roles, including majority shareholder and President of a Bank Holding Company. Dunkel is a model of leadership and service. She has been a dedicated advocate of the banking industry and a mentor for other women to be successful in business, rise to higher positions and hold board seats. Dunkel was elected to be the first woman to Chair the Iowa Bankers Association. She has also served as President of the Iowa Chapter of Financial Women International, Inc. and chaired the board of directors of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. Her other leadership roles include serving as a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Targeted Small Business and past board member of the Iowa Department of Banking. Locally, she has served as Chair of the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce and also the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce. Presently, she is a board member of Stonehill Franciscan Services, Finley Hospital and the Principal Bank. Dunkel was born in Manchester in 1955. Dunkel was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 2011.