Orion, IL, June 30, 2017: James R. Dingman, Chairman and CEO, has retired after forty-one years of loyal service to BankORION. As Jim prepares for his retirement, he expressed he has been “grateful for the opportunity to serve BankORION, proud of the organization’s success and confident the success of our community bank will continue for generations to come.”
Jim began his career at BankORION in 1976 as a management trainee and advanced through several positions before becoming President & CEO in 1987.
Jim earned a BA from the University of Iowa in 1975 with double majors in Finance and Marketing. Jim also attended St. Ambrose University and graduated with a MBA in 1982. He attended the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking as a Commercial Banking major graduating in 1984. He has been a member of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois and CBSC Boards for many years in addition to serving on various community and church boards.
The board of directors of BankORION and its parent company, Orion Bancorporation, Inc. promoted Matthew P. Bollinger to President and CEO. Jim Dingman will retain the position of Chairman of the Board.
Matt Bollinger joined BankORION in 2014 as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining BankORION, he was a Partner in Wipfli LLP’s Financial Institutions Practice. At Wipfli LLP, Matt worked with community banks specializing in providing financial statement audits, loan reviews, merger & acquisition assistance and capital planning. He is a CPA and a graduate of both Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois.
Founded in 1890 and with assets of $450 million, BankORION is the oldest bank of its size in the Quad Cities area. BankORION operates seven locations including Orion, Cambridge, Moline, Aledo and Annawan, Illinois as well as Bettendorf, Iowa. To learn more about BankORION, please visit http://www.bankorion.com.