Congratulations Kelli Hecker

Kelli Hecker selected for 2024 Leadership Ames Class

January 4, 2024

Ames, IA, January 4, 2024 - Kelli Hecker, Branch Manager with TS Bank at the Ames location has been selected to participate in the Leadership Ames Class XXXVII, a program of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Ames offers the opportunity for participants to gain experience in civic leadership responsibilities and cultivate relationships with other local leaders and community members.

Kelli and 20 other participants in this year’s class will experience twelve day-long sessions designed to develop informed, involved and concerned leaders. The year-long program also helps educate, inspire and grow a network of informed leaders locally and beyond.

“Leadership Ames is one of our flagship programs of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, 37 years strong! This professional development course over the next eleven months will broaden Kelli’s relationship network, expose her to new businesses and assist in connecting her with other business and industries throughout the Ames area,” said Ames Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Jan Williams. “Kelli has been involved with many of our events at the Ames Chamber of Commerce, and we look forward to working with her during Leadership Ames Class 37 and help elevate her professional banking experience within our community.”

Kelli joined TS Bank in December of 2022 as the branch manager of the Ames location. She has 15 years of banking experience ranging from teller to branch manager. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Iowa State University and recently graduated from TS Bank’s Transformational Leader Academy. Outside of work, Kelli loves to read, travel, spend time outdoors and attend Iowa State athletic events.

“I am extremely excited to join Leadership Ames Class 37 through the Ames Chamber and am thankful to my employer, TS Bank, for this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to diving in and learning more about this great community and other industries while making new connections and friends,” said TS Bank Branch Manager, Kelli Hecker.

Participants will hear presentations on important topics, debate issues, contribute in class activities, tour facilities and dive deeper with individuals from a broad cross-section of the community. The first session begins January 11, 2024.

For more information on the Leadership Ames program, visit

About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10 percent of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. TS Bank was chartered in 1923 and has $423 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning, Council Bluffs and Ames, Iowa. For more information visit