Our Board


Mick Guttau

Mick Guttau

Mick Guttau, Chairman of TS Banking Group, served as a Cobra Attack helicopter pilot and Air Mission Commander in the US Army Air Calvary in the Vietnam War. CPT Guttau was awarded 28 Air Medals, including an Air Medal for Valor, the Bronze Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. After leaving the military, in 1978 at the age of 31, with the help of his family, Mick and his wife Judy used the family farm as collateral to buy Treynor State Bank, now known as TS Bank. 
A graduate of Iowa State University in Farm Operations, Guttau has served on the Iowa State University Athletics Council and as director of the Iowa State University Alumni Association. He also currently serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor, as well as a board member for Deaf Missions and Good New Jail and Prison Ministry.
Kelsey Stupfell

Kelsey Stupfell

Kelsey Stupfell joins with 11 years of experience in public and community relations and has a B.A. in Corporate Communication from Simpson College. Stupfell has held numerous roles across TS Banking Group including areas specific to community banking, human relations, and marketing. Currently, she manages the company’s annual donations and leads the community reinvestment strategic efforts as the Director of Community Reinvestment.

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Judy Guttau

Judy Guttau

Judy Guttau, a Griswold, IA native and graduated with a BS in Home Economics Education from Iowa State University. She met Mick Guttau, her husband at ISU and the two wed in 1968. In 1978, with the help of Mick’s family, Mick and Judy used the family farm as collateral to buy Treynor State Bank, now known as TS Bank. Judy serves as Secretary of the Board for TS Banking Group. She has been active in the bank business for over forty years in various roles including banking, event planning, marketing, and charitable giving. Judy is also very involved as community volunteer as a member of Treynor Optimist Club and board member of the Iowa Western Arts Center and Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation.


Nigel Horton

Nigel Horton graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Elementary Education including Special Education. Nigel was an elementary teacher in Treynor for several years and is now the Elementary Principal at Griswold Community Schools. He also served as a member of Treynor City Council and helped organize community suicide prevention events and gatherings.


Travis Castle

Travis graduated with B.S. in Business Education and a Minor in Physical Education and Coaching and taught for seven years after graduation and then six years following that as a manager. Travis is now Agent and Business Owner of Castle Associates of American Family Insurance Agencies with locations in Bellevue and Nebraska City, NE and  Council Bluffs and Treynor, IA. Additionally, Travis has been a High School Boys Basketball Coach for the past 22 years, including over ten years at Treynor High School.

 Abby Jares

Abby Jares is a Council Bluffs native and has a B.B.A. in Business Management from the University of Iowa. She comes with nearly 10 years of experience in communications and project implementation including work with Saint Albert Schools and Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. Plus, she most recently acquired development experience at CHI Health Foundation.



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