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IBA Member Spotlight: Norb Boyle

Boyle Leaves Agronomy for ‘Rewarding’ Banking Career

Norb Boyle headshotNorb Boyle needed a change after working in the agronomy service field for 30 years. He had built many relationships working on the crop side of agriculture and decided to use those relationships to start a banking career, working on the financial side of agriculture.

Now, Boyle works as an assistant vice president and ag lender for Green Belt Bank & Trust. Through his career switch, Boyle learned that, “Banking is all about helping people with their goals in life, and being a part of that is very rewarding.”

What drove you to choose a career in banking?

I had previously worked in the agronomy service field for 30 years and needed to spend less time traveling and being away from home. I had built many relationships over the years and many of those carry over into the banking business. I’ve worked my entire career in the crop side of agriculture, now I’m just on the financial side.

What is one lesson working in the banking industry has taught you that you can apply to your everyday life?

A lesson that I’ve learned is that everyone needs help, it’s just figuring out how you can help them succeed.

What is your best elevator pitch for why banking is a great career?

Banking is all about helping people with their goals in life and being a part of that is very rewarding.

How does getting involved with the Iowa Bankers Association help you and your bank?

Being involved with the IBA has helped me to build new relationships with other bankers across the state. It helps our bank with building more relationships to do more participation loans with other banks.

When you’re not at work, what do you like to do most?

When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my family (kids, grandkids), go camping, do some gardening, serve on a local board and volunteer on the local fire department.

What is a quote or guiding principle you live by?

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

— Alexander Graham Bell