Alan being celebrated for 50 years of banking

Ownership and Growth

Arthur J. Johnson, one of the founding members of Central State Bank & Trust Company in 1931, was instrumental in helping set the tone for the company’s employee- and customer-friendly culture. Johnson family members have remained major shareholders ever since.

Fresh out of the Army in the fall of 1969, Alan Johnson joined his father, Arthur, at Central State Bank and remains the company's chairman. In partnership with his son, Gregory, he has helped guide the bank through tremendous growth, while maintaining a people-focused culture among our more than 50 employees. Gregory Johnson has served as Central State Bank’s CEO since 2009 and was named president in 2015.

Central State Bank’s continued growth means more opportunities for our employees and our customers. Central State Bank’s ownership remains solidly committed to growing as an independently owned bank for years to come.


For 90 years Central State Bank has served Iowans as a locally owned and operated institution. We’ve grown over the years but we remain a locally owned, family-owned community bank.


We are building a future on the solid foundation of our past. We continue to serve our customers and communities with a wide variety of products and services, a strong staff and the personal touch that customers have come to expect from Central State Bank.


We aim to become a total solution for individuals who want more from their bank. We share our resources, expertise and support to help our customers achieve their financial goals and visions. Our mission is to make banking efficient, accessible, and effortless.


Greg Johnson, President & CEO


Alan and Greg posing for a picture