Matthew DeBisschop, Ascentra’s Vice President of Human Resources, was named one of the Quad Cities 40 under Forty by the Quad Cities Business Journal during their inaugural event on Nov. 10, 2022 at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. Matthew joined 39 other Quad City movers and shakers on stage to accept his award.
The Quad Cities Business Journal’s 40 under Forty award recognizes 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact in their business and community early in their careers.
“I am extremely humbled to be a recipient of this award,” said Matthew. “Getting to serve others while working for and representing a very community-minded organization has given me an opportunity to make a difference on multiple platforms. In addition, getting to serve the community in which my family lives and my sons will grow up in is important to me and an incredible honor.”
Matthew has 14 years of progressive leadership experience in business and philanthropic activities. He is an initiative-taking, non-profit leader that believes in the late Dale Owen’s philosophy that “helping people should be as natural as breathing”. His passion for serving leadership teams and fostering an environment where people can be the best version of themselves is evident throughout his career.
In 14 short years with Ascentra, Matthew has helped significantly reduce employee turnover, decreased costs of benefit administration, established a new benefits administrator, and climbed through the ranks from an entry-level position to vice president of Human Resources. He now leads a team of three human resources professionals.
In addition, Matthew is heavily involved with multiple community-based organizations, such as the Children’s Miracle Network, United Way, the Moline Foundation, was a founding member of the Iowa Credit Union Champions Program, serves as the board vice chair of New Kingdom Trail Riders and was recently appointed by the Mayor of Bettendorf to serve as Civil Service Commissioner to the city.
“Matthew truly represents a Quad Citizen under forty making a difference through success in business and philanthropic activities,” said Linda Andry, President and CEO, Ascentra Credit Union. “While at Ascentra, Matthew consistently shows a commitment to creating an environment where our employees can excel. He also demonstrates an unwavering dedication to growing the credit union mission of people helping people and serving the underserved. As a recipient of this award, I can say with certainty that he will honor the title and represent it well.”
Matthew currently resides in Bettendorf with his wife and two sons.