If Erin Johnson isn’t in the office, she’s likely traveling.
Johnson joined TS Banking Group in 2016 and works in the talent management division out of the downtown Council Bluffs branch at 43 Scott St. The avid traveler joined the team as a recruiter and is now recruitment and selection manager for all banking group entities.
“In my current position I recruit for the banking group. This includes the Iowa locations as well as North Dakota and Illinois,” Johnson said. “I screen resumes, conduct phone and in person interviews, deliver offers, are with a candidate on the journey when they first apply to their first day."
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Johnson said she’s enjoyed her time with TS Banking Group and is proud to work for a company that cares about its employees and the communities where it does business.
“I love the community aspect of this organization, where giving time, talent and financially is encouraged,” Johnson said. “I enjoy that we have freedom in our roles to make decisions. My co-workers are amazing, the care that the banking group as a whole has for each individual employee is evident. I am really proud to work for this company.”
Johnson said she tries to organize volunteer opportunities for TS Banking Group team members, including her human resources colleagues, once a month.
"These activities have ranged from a variety of nonprofits and have been a great bonding experience as a team but also exposure to the great work many nonprofits are doing in our community," she said, listing Heartland Family Service, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and Wings of Hope among the many nonprofits the group has volunteered for.
Johnson grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, graduating from Lewis Central High School. She graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake before moving to the West Coast for a few years before coming home.
She lives in Council Bluffs with her husband Blake and their two sons, 7-year-old Kellan and 4-year-old Casey. Along with their dog Jack, a 10 year old Lab mix.
“We are a busy family, always up for an adventure and like to go, go, go! Traveling is a huge part of our lives - we go at all the opportunities we can get, some of our best memories are from vacation and exploring new places,” Johnson said, noting the family has trekked to Seattle, traveled the Oregon cost and love warm, sunny places like Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
“Probably the best trip to date is we took a RV road trip to Key West, FL last year with the family, it was amazing. Stopped at so many sites and places along the way,” she said.
Johnson also enjoys concerts.
“I try to go to those as often as I can,” she said.
“I also coach my son’s soccer team, play sand volleyball and am involved on a few boards,” she said, noting the Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity and Girl Scouts of Great Iowa advisory committee.
Johnson also enjoys attending sporting events and spending time with friends and family.
About TS Banking Group: The TS Banking Group is dedicated to the resurgence of community banking. By upholding a community bank management philosophy, TS Banking Group works to expand their organization with a client-focused operating efficiency that allows for the long-term prosperity of community banking. The current acquisition strategy aims to preserve the “local touch” at community banks by enabling the acquired bank to focus their efforts on serving their clients and communities. TS Banking Group is a joint venture between Treynor Bancshares, Inc., and the newly formed bank holding company, TS Contrarian Bancshares, Inc. Headquarters for both holding companies are in Treynor, Iowa. For more information visit tsbg.com. TS Banking Group represents $1 billion in assets.