Mason City-based First Citizens Bank recently announced the hiring of Sarah Nielsen as chief financial officer. She replaces Jeff Gribben who is the new executive vice president/chief operating officer.
Nielsen has more than 22 years of financial leadership experience, and from August 2005 to June 2017 was CFO for Winnebago Industries, Inc. in Forest City. Prior to that, she was a senior manager in the audit practice with Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Minneapolis. Nielsen graduated from North Dakota and is a CPA; she lives in Clear Lake with her husband and two children.
Gribben was the bank's CFO for the past 17 years. In his new position, he will provide "overall strategic leadership and direction to the company in all areas of business," according to a release.