By Julie Ann Madden
Security National Bank has a new customer service representative at the teller window and the ag loaning office will soon be vacant.
Ag Loan Representative Anthony Behrens has resigned after six years of serving Security National Bank customers.
He has accepted a loan officer position with Security Savings Bank in Larchwood. His new position is close to his hometown of George and will allow him to help on his family’s farm as well as continue his banking career.
“It was a hard decision,” said Behrens. “I met a lot of great people in Akron.”
“I enjoyed my time here in Akron and made a lot of great friends,” he said.
“Security National Bank just wishes him well,” said local SNB Market President Connie Blake. “We hate to see him go.”
Lifelong Akron resident Julie Breitbarth, who is the new customer service representative, actually worked at Security National Bank for three months about 23 years ago. At that time, she filled in while an employee was on maternity leave.
Breitbarth graduated from Akron High School in 1973 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Westmar College in Le Mars.
She has previously been employed at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City and in the banking industry.
She and her husband, Greg, have three children: Cortnie and her husband, James Montagne of Sioux City; Codie of Kansas City, Mo.; and Chase and Amanda Breitbarth of Akron. They have two grandchildren, Alexis and Kennedy, and one on the way.
Breitbarth is the daughter of Cy and Dottie Larsen of Greenville, N.C.; and the daughter-in-law of Bernice Breitbarth of Le Mars.
She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.
Breitbarth serves as the Akron Opera House Board of Directors’ secretary, is president of the local PEO chapter and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Akron.
Stop by the bank and welcome Julie and say farewell to Anthony, said Blake.