Low: In Banking, ‘Every Day Is Different’
When Kyle Low graduated from college, he became a banker — starting out as a credit analyst at a bank near where he grew up. Aside from a year working in public accounting, he has stayed in the banking industry. He says his first role in banking introduced him to great people while also providing an introduction into banking.
Today, Low is assistant vice president/commercial lender at Ohnward Bank & Trust in Marion. “Every day is something new and exciting,” he said. “Banking is a great career because you get to talk to and meet so many wonderful people. It is rewarding helping customers grow and expand their businesses.”
How did you get into banking as a career?
Just out of college, I took a job as a credit analyst at a local bank near my hometown. I was able to work with some great people and learn a lot about banking.
Prior to your current role, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had, and what lesson did it teach you that you still use today?
I spent a year working in public accounting. I worked with some smart people, and it taught me a lot about how to work efficiently.
What is your best elevator pitch for why banking is a great career?
Every day is something new and exciting. Banking is a great career because you get to talk to and meet so many wonderful people. It is rewarding helping customers grow and expand their businesses.
How does getting involved with the Iowa Bankers Association help you and your bank?
The IBA has a lot of great training and conferences. Recently, I was able to attend an Emerging Leader Peer Group and connect with several bankers from around the state.
When you’re not at work, what do you like to do most?
Running, biking and drinking coffee with my wife.
What is a quote or guiding principle you live by?
Set your sights on the highest possible good. Work relentlessly towards that goal, and don’t be discouraged by daily troubles and setbacks.