Names & notes
New golf pro hired at the Legion Golf Course
Curtis Klein is originally from Waterloo and grew up in Jesup. He started playing golf at the age of 5 at Irv Warren (Byrnes Park) in Waterloo, where he learned to play the game of golf. He went to high school at Jesup where he played on the golf team and received all-conference honors and has participated in the state championship tournament his junior year. After high school he chose to attend Central College in Pella, where he continued to play golf at the collegiate level. Klein’s background in golf helped him make the decision to become a golf professional.
Klein’s family has always been around golf and that is what brings the family together. His father is the superintendent at Irv Warren in Waterloo and has been since the early 90s. His mother played collegiately at Central and continues to compete at the State level as an amateur. He has one uncle who is a PGA Professional in Wisconsin and another who was a member of the PGA Tour in the late 90’s and early 2000s.
After college, Klein accepted an assistant golf professional position at one of Minnesota’s top private clubs, The Minneapolis Golf Club, where he was an assistant for two seasons before accepting the position at the Legion. During the winters Klein continued his work in the golf professional field as an assistant in Naples, Fla. at Naples Lakes Country Club where he worked for a season and also this past winter he spent his time as an assistant at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Here Klein worked directly for the PGA of America where they owned and operated a 54-hole golf facility averaging 600 rounds a day.
Klein is currently completing his course for the PGA education that is required to become a Class-A member.
Two new promotions at Central State Bank
Central State Bank announced the promotion of Danielle Toyne to vice president and the promotion of Rene’ Chaplin to vice president.
Toyne started as an intern with Central State Bank after completing her senior year at West Marshall. In 2007, she joined the bank full time while finishing her bachelor’s degree in business management.
Toyne lives outside of State Center with her husband, Jesse and daughter. She currently is the president of the State Center Park and Rec and is an active member of Rho Alpha.
Toyne’s experience started on the deposit side of the bank and quickly advanced to the lending department where she currently oversees the loan administration staff. She manages an active commercial loan portfolio and helps coordinate Central State Bank’s tax credit bridge loan program.
Chaplin joined Central State Bank in 2004 and has more than 21 years of experience within the banking industry. She is a 1991 West Marshall High School graduate.
Chaplin has three boys and a grandson and currently resides in Melbourne with her husband, Robert. She currently serves on the Rose Festival Board where, for the past 21 years, she has coordinated the Rose Queen Pageant.
Chaplin oversees the bank’s deposit operations department and staff, compliance, marketing and financial literacy programs within the bank. She is excited to take a more active role in the leadership of the bank.
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