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DCI Appoints Sarah Fankhauser as President and Chief Operations Officer

DCI Appoints Sarah Fankhauser as President and Chief Operations Officer, Data Center Inc. (DCI)

Banking software provider Data Center Inc. (DCI), has announced the election and promotion of Sarah Fankhauser, to President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) after a unanimous vote by the company’s board of directors. Fankhauser becomes the DCI’s first female president in its 57 years of operations.

The board of directors also announced a vote to name Fankhauser DCI’s next CEO after current CEO John H. Jones' planned retirement in early 2021. Until then, Fankhauser will report directly to Jones.

Commenting on the appointments, Jones stated, “Working with Sarah over the past twenty years has been a privilege. She’s helped direct the most significant initiatives in our recent history, from development of our iCore360 software to landmark business acquisitions and more. And I have no doubt she will continue to lead DCI to even bigger and better endeavors.”

Fankhauser began her career as a bank teller at a large banking client of DCI. She joined the team at DCI in 1993 and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually being promoted to the company’s management team and now makes company history as DCI's first ever female president.

“My career started in customer service, so providing the best customer experience has always been my priority, and will be as DCI president. I’m excited about the modern digital future we are building, and I will ensure its delivered with the highly personal service our family of community bankers deserves, and has come to expect from DCI,” Fankhauser stated.

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DCIPromotes Dennis Queal to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Community banking software provider Data Center Inc. (DCI), has announced the promotion of Dennis Queal to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Queal will now oversee human resources and project management, accounting, finance, capital budgeting, corporate insurance, facilities, and strategic financial initiatives. He will also serve as corporate secretary, treasurer, and advisor to the board of directors. Queal will report directly to DCI president and COO Sarah Fankhauser. Commenting on the appointment, Queal stated, “DCI is poised for extraordinary growth. My priority is to provide the leadership to the Company that ensures that we maintain the high level of service our clients are accustomed to during this expansion period and beyond.” Queal joined the team at DCI in 2002 as Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Since joining nearly 18 years ago, Queal has been instrumental in DCI’s growth, quarterbacking multi-million-dollar industry acquisitions, strategic investments, corporate restructuring, and other cost-saving measures. DCI CEO John H. Jones commented on the appointment stating, “Dennis is one of the most astute CFO’s I have ever known. I have followed his guidance and I know he will continue to provide diligent oversight for DCI as EVP.”

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