Mara Sovey Downing – SENB Bank Board of Director

SENB Bank is pleased to announce that Mara Sovey Downing, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Corporate Communications and President, John Deere Foundation, has been appointed to the bank’s Board of Directors.      

Mara began her career with Deere in 2000 in the tax department. She later moved to public affairs as manager of state public affairs and director of international affairs. She was named director of corporate citizenship in 2010 and later assumed responsibility for brand management. In 2017 her role was expanded to include brand licensing. 

Mara has responsibility for the company’s worldwide communications activities, including editorial services, employee communications, public relations, social media, and research and information. She also leads the groups responsible for brand management, brand licensing, corporate archives, attractions & guest services, and corporate citizenship.

President and CEO, Daniel P. Daly, stated, “We are fortunate to have an energetic executive who embodies the spirit of the community join our board.  Mara’s skills and professional experience will contribute immensely to the future of SENB Bank.”

Mara holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Ambrose University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mara is a tireless community volunteer and serves on a number of community boards including the John Deere Classic, the United Way of the Quad Cities, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Opportunities Council (ROC), and the Lincoln Academy. She also serves on a number of campaign committees including the Quad Cities Culture Trust and co-chair of the United Way of the Quad Cities Community Campaign. 

About SENB Bank

SENB Bank has proudly served the Quad Cities and neighboring communities since forming in 1961 and is approximately $310 million in assets.  In 2019 the bank expanded into the Stateline (Beloit/Rockford) region of Illinois and Wisconsin, with seven banking centers serving Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. 

SENB Bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the financial needs of the communities it serves.  The bank’s community support is evidenced by its recognition as the Quad Cities’ Reader’s Choice ‘Best Bank’ in the Quad Cities for two consecutive years. 

The SENB Bank team is committed to its Smart. Easy. Notably Better brand.