Annually, the bank recognizes an employee with the Commitment to Excellence Award.  Bank employees nominate one of their colleagues who most successfully incorporates the bank’s core values into their daily work environment.  Dieterich Bank’s core values include service-excellence, value, integrity, and teamwork. 


Dieterich Bank is honored to announce Kathy Ruholl, Vice President of Operations, as the 2020 Commitment to Excellence Award winner.  Kathy’s positive attitude, helpful demeanor, and dedication to her staff and customers make her an invaluable member of the Dieterich Bank team.  The nominations submitted by her peers clearly show their appreciation for her leadership and guidance.  One nomination stated, “She is incredibly intelligent and goes above and beyond to continue to educate herself in her role.  She also shares that information with others.  I have learned so much from her.” Another nomination submitted by a coworker commented, “Kathy exemplifies every core value of Dieterich Bank and is a role model to so many within the organization.”


Kathy Ruholl joined Dieterich Bank in June 2014 as the Data Processing Supervisor. She has since taken on additional responsibilities and leadership roles and was named Vice President of Operations in May of 2018.  We are very proud to have Kathy as a representative of Dieterich Bank.  She has had a positive influence on our staff, our customers, and our bank. 


Kathy resides in Teutopolis, Illinois with her husband Carl.  They will be married 30 years in November 2021.  They have three children, April, Tori, and Hayden, one grandchild, Kaisley, a son-in-law Lucas, and soon-to-be son-in-law Colin.  Outside of work, Kathy enjoys spending time with family, especially her granddaughter, documenting life events and everyday memories with photos, and camping.


Kathy is truly an asset to the bank with her knowledge, thirst to learn, and can-do attitude. Congratulations to Kathy on this prestigious and well-deserved award.