Our Private Banking Team

Meet our knowledgeable professionals:


Photo of Shelly Strellner, Senior Vice President of Private Banking

Shelly Strellner  |  Senior Vice President, Private Banking

319.743.7108  (NMLS 509190)

As Senior Vice President, Shelly leads the Private Banking department, a team of responsive, experienced bankers who exceed customer expectations by building long-term relationships based on trust and an unmatched level of service. She offers over 20 years of banking experience and extensive knowledge of the Cedar Rapids area. Shelly understands her clients' financial objectives and strives to make them a reality. Shelly currently serves on committees for the American Heart Association, Junior Achievement, Iowa Women's Foundation and Youth Leadership for Five Seasons.


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Sarah Halbrook  |  Assistant Vice President, Private Banking

319.743.7158  (NMLS 1197182)

Sarah Halbrook serves as Assistant Vice President of Private Banking for Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. She is committed to building personalized client relationships and creating customized financial solutions to address the needs of her clients. Prior to joining Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in 2014, Sarah’s background includes extensive public policy, legislative and development work for the United Way of East Central Iowa, as well as constituent outreach for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (2006) and campaign management for State Senator Rob Hogg (2003-2004). Sarah graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a BA in English. She currently serves on the boards of Kids First Law Center, Legion Arts/CSPS and the Linn County Phoenix Club. She is a former trustee at Brucemore National Historic Site, where she continues to serve as a member of the membership and development committee.  Sarah is also a 2009 Corridor Business Journal Forty Under 40 honoree.