James Grotenhuis

James Grotenhuis
Vice President   

CorTrust Bank - 
Market President 

James Grotenhuis grew up in northwest Iowa in the small farming community of Alton, Iowa and graduated from MOC-Floyd Valley High School.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Mount Marty University in Yankton and upon graduation started his 21 year banking career.  He has worked for two financial institutions and has done everything from credit analyst/underwriting ag loans, chairing a bank compliance committee, to being a commercial/ag lender.  He has been with CorTrust Bank for 16 years and is the Market President for the southern area of CorTrust Bank branches.  James says the most rewarding part of his job is helping people achieve their dreams in work and life, whether it’s a customer or an employee.

Outside of work, his past and current involvement consists of serving as President of Yankton Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Yankton Thrive, President of Hillcrest Golf and Country Club, Yankton Quarterback Club, Mount Marty University Advisory Council on Benedictine Leadership and he has coached several of his children’s youth athletic teams.

James and his wife Tracey are also small business owners.  They opened The Fox Stop in 2017 which is an independently owned convenience store in Yankton.  They have two sons, Cooper and Mac.  James enjoys watching his children’s athletic events, golfing, boating, cooking, and spending time with his family.