Our Team

In the Investment Management Group, our role as a Fiduciary is our culture.

As a fiduciary, we are held to a higher standard and are required by law to act in the best interest of our clients, avoiding conflicts of interest, and handling their duties with prudence, loyalty and care. Simply stated, we put the needs of our clients first. 

Our highly qualified team of professionals has over 150 years of financial management experience. If you are looking for a long-term financial partner that tailors investment services to your personal objectives, we invite you to contact anyone of our Investment Management Group team members.

Cody Allen, Investment Management Group

Cody Allen, CRSP

Senior Vice President
Investment Management Group

Cody has over 17 years of financial industry experience. He holds his Certified Retirement Services Professional (CRSP) designation and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Investment Management Group.


Keith Bonjour, Portfolio Manager

Keith Bonjour, CFP®

Vice President
Portfolio Manager

Keith is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining the Northwest Bank Investment Management Group as a Portfolio Manager in 2015, he managed a portfolio of $230 million. 


Rebecca Bitting, Trust Officer

Rebecca Bitting, CTFA, CRSP

Vice President
Trust Officer

With over 34 years of experience in banking, trusts and estates, Rebecca has extensive knowledge in IRAs and 401(k)s. She holds her CTFA and CRSP designations and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Trust School and the National Employee Benefit Trust School.


Melissa Uzzell

Melissa Uzzell, JD

Vice President
Director of Fiduciary Services

Melissa is an attorney with over 14 years of experience in estate planning and administration. Previously, she had her own practice where she assisted clients with conserving and preserving wealth. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law.


Nadine Hofstetter, Trust Operations Officer

Nadine Hofstetter, ATOP

Assistant Vice President
Trust Operations Officer

Nadine has 19 years of banking experience in operations and trust. She holds her Accredited Trust Operations Professional (ATOP) designation and has obtained the Series 7 and Series 63 investment licenses.


Melanie Hamerlinck

Melanie Hamerlinck, FPQP®

Associate Investment Officer

Melanie’s responsibilities encompass all aspects of client relationship and administrative needs for the IMG team, and she enjoys connecting with clients. She has obtained her Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional® designation.


Stephanie Borland

Stephanie Borland

Associate Trust Officer

Stephanie has worked at Northwest Bank & Trust Company for 20 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Stephanie is also a graduate from the Cannon Financial Trust School.


Caroline Manfull

Caroline Manfull

Investment Administration Assistant


Skylar Roling

Skylar Roling

Investment Operations Assistant