Illinois Bankers Association

IBA Committees

Volunteer opportunities exist through many different interest groups. The direct involvement of serving on a committee or board is essential to shaping the industry for future generations. Typically, the committees or boards meet face-to-face once with follow-up via teleconference call or e-mail. Review the various boards and committees to learn which group interest you the most.

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Agricultural Advisory Committee

Keeps agricultural bankers informed of major agricultural-related issues, while recommending timely education programs, advising the IBA Board of Directors of recommended policy positions on agricultural issues, and interacting with other agricultural-related groups on key issues. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Scott Rhoads, Carrollton Bank 

Vice Chairman

C. Brant Ahrens, CIBC, Chicago

Members

Jim Adcock, Peoples Bank & Trust, Taylorville
Brian Ash, Town and Country Bank, Lincoln
Michael Bavery, Fortress Bank, Carthage
Christopher Breyman, Grundy Bank, Morris
Ray Bunch, Citizens Bank, Macomb
Kenneth Emme, The Havana National Bank, Forest City
Harold Gates, First National Bank of Beardstown, Winchester
Les Hoveln, The Gifford State Bank, Saint Joseph
John Kahle, Busey Bank, Le Roy
Ryan Martz, Forreston State Bank, Forreston
Michael McHale, State Bank of Bement, Bement
Kevin Niemann, The First National Bank of Litchfield, Litchfield
Kevin Rogers, Philo Exchange Bank, Philo
Rick Schramm, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Benjamin Syfert, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, NA, Tuscola
Sam Sweeney, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Ashkum
Richard Talbert, Fairfield National Bank, Fairfield
William Wagner, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, NA, Highland

Annual Conference Committee

Assists the IBA in the organization and planning of the Association’s Annual Conference & Trade Show. Minimum term of one year.

Chairman

Kevin L. Olson, Grundy Bank, Morris

Members

Craig Callahan, Floodplain Consultants, Inc., Brownsburg, IN
Gregory A. Curl, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A., Springfield
William P. Gleason, The Leaders Bank, Oak Brook
Lawrence J. Horvath, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington
Dawn M. Johnson, Security Savings Bank, Monmouth
Ruth S. McLaren, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Oak Park
Jeffrey S. Mefford, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Gerald E. Pfeiffer, Bridgeview Bank Group, Chicago
Andrew Salk, First Eagle Bank, Chicago
Ryan Sanders, UMB Bank, n.a., St. Louis
Steven L. Slack, Home State Bank, N.A., Crystal Lake
Douglas R. Stroud, The Bradford National Bank of Greenville

Associate Membership Committee

Provides input and feedback on various IBA events, while providing fresh ideas to ensure that our bank members as well as our Associate Members mutually benefit from their IBA memberships. The Committee also selects IBA’s Banker of the Year and Community Service Awards.

Members
Kathleen Berman, Graduate School of Banking, Madison, WI
Craig Callahan, Floodplain Consultants, Inc., Brownsburg, IN
Rob Hobson, MIB, Springfield, IL
Sue Kling, Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC, Aurora
Jim Beran, D+H, Mequon, WI
Chris Milne, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Chicago
David Chroust, Ice Miller LLP, Lisle
Bill Zumvorde, Profit Resources, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Communications/Marketing Committee

Reviews IBA communication vehicles, such as the Illinois Banker magazine, e-newsletters and the website, and makes recommendations for enhancements and improvements, while providing feedback on IBA communications and marketing programs. The Committee also reviews the IBA’s public relations efforts and suggests ways for the IBA to better serve as a resource to its members. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Randy Alderman, The Bradford National Bank of Greenville, Greenville

Members
Sarah Bacehowski, Mills Financial Marketing, Storm Lake, IA
Mark Cruse, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Abby Hendren, Busey Bank, Urbana
Ron Hobson, Midwest Independent Bank, Springfield
J.R. Hock, Grundy Bank, Morris
Rhonda Houzenga, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Galesburg
Chelsey Spruell, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Michael Thies, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Marilyn Titone Schaefer, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Diane Wagner, Bank of America , Chicago
Ginny Wagner, Itasca Bank & Trust Company, Itasca
Denise Ward, Central Bank Illinois, Geneseo

Compliance Division Advisory Committee

Assists the IBA in developing and maintaining programs for providing information, guidance and networking opportunities to bank compliance and risk management officers on a statewide basis, while serving in an advisory role to the IBA to help identify the industry's needs on a wide range of education and training matters. Minimum term of one year.

Chairman
Linda Boyer, CRCM, Inland Bank and Trust, Oak Brook

Vice Chairman
Mary Schroeder, Pan American Bank & Trust, Melrose Park

Members
Gwanzetta Anthony-Gee, Urban Partnership Bank, Chicago
Patricia Barnett, The Northern Trust Company, Chicago
Laura Barney, Byline Bank, Chicago
Allison Bartels, CRCM, The Leaders Bank, Oak Brook
Meschelle Brand, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
J. Edward Cannon, The First National Bank of Beardstown
Sandra Chapman, CRCM, Busey Bank, Champaign
Caeri Chiaro, CRCM, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Kylee Durbin, Town and County Bank, Springfield
Deborah Filarski, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Oak Park
Ramona Gebauer, TheBANK of Edwardsville
Luke Hawkins, Community State Bank, Galva
Rebecca Ketter, CCBCO, Stillman BancCorp N.A., Stillman Valley
Mary Kirbach, Carrollton Bank
Kim Kuhl, CRCM, First Financial Bank, NA, Olney
Denise LaForte, First Nations Bank, Chicago
Lorraine Linnerud, FNBC Bank and Trust, La Grange
Regina Ondyak, Countryside Bank
Nora Reyes, MB Financial Bank, N.A., Rosemont
Stephanie Swearingin, CRCM, Liberty Bank, Alton
Maria Warner, Morton Community Bank
Barbara Yusko, CRCM, CRP, First Midwest Bank, Plainfield

Finance and Investment Committee

Reviews the Association’s financial policies and procedures; provides guidance on the Association’s budget proposal process consistent with the strategic plan’s objective to grow income and manage expenses; oversee the performance of the Association’s investment program and recommend strategies to help improve earnings, manage liquidity, and safeguard investments from loss; and work with Association senior management and provide guidance to the Board about the financial impact of structural changes, current products and services, or new product and service opportunities.

Chairman
Gretchen Murphy, Soy Capital Bank and Trust Company, Decatur 

Members
C. Brant Ahrens, CIBC, Chicago
Robert Cormier, Home State Bank, N.A. , Crystal Lake
David Doedtman, Washington Savings Bank, Effingham
William O'Neil, Carrollton Bank, Carrollton
Robert Parker, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Jeffrey Snyder, Forreston State Bank, Forreston

Future Leaders Alliance Board of Directors

Develops and oversees the foundation of the Future Leaders Alliance – a membership program dedicated to the leadership development of promising leaders.

Chairman
Joshua Huseman, First National Bank, DeKalb

Vice Chairman
Rachael Maurer, United Community Bank, Springfield 

Secretary
Amy Ostermeier, Illinois Bankers Association, Springfield

Members
Jaclyn Aldridge, Grundy Bank, Morris 
Andrew Butts, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, NA, Edwardsville
Davann Cadwalader, Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Bushnell, Bushnell
Christopher Hushka, MB Financial Bank, N.A., Rosemont
Will Justice, Duncan Williams, Inc., Memphis. TN
Melissa Tepovich, Busey Bank, Champaign

Government Relations Advisory Committee

Formulates the Association’s state and federal legislative and regulatory policy initiatives for the IBA Board of Directors, and reviews and advises the IBA on banking-related proposals initiated by other organizations. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Dale Blachford, Liberty Bank, Alton

Members
Vicky Arroyo, MB Financial Bank, N.A., Chicago
Jeff Baker, LincolnWay Community Bank , New Lenox
Randy Blackburn, Pan American Bank, Melrose Park
Thomas Broeckling, First National Bank of Steeleville, Steeleville 
James Bruns, Iroquois Farmers State Bank, Iroquois
Patricia Clausen, NorthSide Community Bank, Riverwoods
Kathleen Cook, The Village Bank, Saint Libory
Daniel Daly, Southeast National Bank, Moline
Kyle Davis, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
Marty Davis, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
Nicole Elam, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago
Rick Francois, American Community Bank & Trust, Woodstock
Pat Green, Wells Fargo & Company, Des Moines, IA 
Michelle Gross, State Bank of Bement, Bement
Stacie Holden, U.S. Bank N.A., Minneapolis, MN 
Leon Holschbach, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Corey Hoze, Associated Banc-Corp., Milwaukee, WI
Betsy Johnson, Forreston State Bank, Forreston
Donald Krager, Bank & Trust Company, Chatham
Kathleen Narusis, Home State Bank, N.A., Crystal Lake
Kevin Olson, Grundy Bank, Morris
Mark Peterson, Bridgeview Bank Group, Bridgeview
Jeff Rabren, Regions Bank, Birmingham, AL
Jaclene Robinson-Ivy, The Northern Trust Company, Chicago
James Roolf, First Midwest Bank, Joliet
Thomas Ruebel, Fifth Third Bank, Columbus, OH
Timothy Struthers, First National Bank, Dekalb
Kathy Thompson, CIBC, Chicago
Raymon Trost, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Daniel Watts, Forest Park National Bank & Trust Company, Forest Park
Simon Wlodarski, Bank of America, Chicago

Human Resources Committee

Assists the IBA in developing the human resources track at the The ONE conference and on an array of educational programs such as the Human Resources Forum. Minimum term of one year.

Chairman
Lorraine Gusé, SPHR, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Oak Park

Members
Tom Blackwell, Angott Search Group, Rochester, MI
Susan Davis, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
Crystal Dyer, PHR, Holcomb State Bank, Rochelle
Amy Frazier, PHR, Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Decatur
Michael Gifford, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, Peoria
Beth Glanzer, MBA, SHRM-CP, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, NA, Mattoon
Renée Hageman, First Security Trust and Savings Bank, Elmwood Park
Kristan Hoffman Becker, The Farmers State Bank & Trust Company, Jacksonville
Victoria Johnson, Longview Bank, Ogden
John Kane, Stillman BancCorp N.A., Stillman Valley
DaNeal Keane, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Home State Bank, N.A., Crystal Lake
Laura Retzlaff, PHR, The State Bank Group, Wonder Lake
Chris Schaefer, Carrollton Bank, Carrollton
Melissa Walter, LincolnWay Community Bank, New Lenox
Diana Whitson, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Galesburg
Danielle Wisely, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville

Illinois Bankers Business Services, Inc. Board

Governs the business of Illinois Bankers Business Services, Inc. Responsible for overseeing the Corporation’s financial performance and for identifying and developing needed products and services for the financial services industry, while assessing the quality and costs associated with their delivery. Also charged with promoting the products and services offered by the Corporation, while providing insights on potential business opportunities or partnerships. Two year term and eligible for reappointment.

Chairman 
P. David Kuhl, Champaign

Vice Chairman 
Daniel Hollowed, Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Co., Palatine

Members
Daniel Daly, SENB Bank, Moline
Margaret Doyle, Chicago
Belinda Feezel, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Tom Gihl, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Larry Kallembach, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington
Mike McCracken, First Midwest Bank, Joliet
Beth Williams, Peoples National Bank, N.A., Mount Vernon

Illinois Bankers Education Services Board

Provide strategic direction on the future and unmet training needs of the financial services industry. Responsible for the oversight of IBES’s strategic plan objectives, the quality of training, and financial performance. One year term and are eligible for re-appointment.

Chairman
Thomas Chamberlain, Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Assoc, Danville 


Members
Rene' Anderson, Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Decatur 
John Armstrong , First Bankers Trust Company, NA, Macomb
Michael Cripps, The First Bank and Trust Company of Murphysboro
Lorraine Gusé, SPHR, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Oak Park 
Kevin Olson, Grundy Bank, Morris
James Peters, Town and Country Bank, Springfield
Rhonda Rawlings, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, NA, Mattoon
Rob Stroh III, Tempo Bank, Trenton

Illinois Bankers PAC Board

Governs the Association’s non-partisan Political Action Committee, organized by IBA members, to enhance the value of Association membership by providing financial support to state and federal elected officials whose views and positions on banking issues are compatible with the interests of the banking industry. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Michelle Gross, State Bank of Bement, Bement 

Treasurer 
Linda Koch, Illinois Bankers Association

Members
Dale Blachford, Liberty Bank, Alton
Peter Brummel, Grundy Bank, Morris
Daniel Daly, SENB Bank, Moline
Mark Donovan, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Courtney Olson, First Bank of Highland Park
Michael O'Rourke, Signature Bank, Chicago
James Roolf, First Midwest Bank, Joliet
Kathy Thompson, CIBC, Chicago

Membership Committee

Assists the IBA in establishing appropriate strategies for the recruitment and retention of member banks. Minimum term of one year.

Chairman
Martin Noll, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest

Members
Jeff Baker, LincolnWay Community Bank, New Lenox
Dale Blachford, Liberty Bank, Alton
Jeffrey Snyder, Forreston State Bank
Michael Steelman, Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Bushnell

Technology & Operations Committee

Stays current on the latest strategies and emerging issues regarding information technology and operations; assists with increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding of operational and risk management challenges; existing and future technology needs in the banking industry; advises and helps formulate the technology and operations track at The ONE Conference, online and classroom-based educational programs. Minimum term one year.

Chairman
Patricia Hartmann, First National Bank of McHenry

Members
Patricia Colwell, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Galesburg
Mike DiPirro, Home State Bank, Crystal Lake
William Evens, First Midwest Bank, Hickory Hills
Leanne Kopischke, Busey Bank, Champaign
Jim Matheis, Town and Country Bank, Springfield
Lemanuel McKnight, The State Bank Group, Wonder Lake
Ryan Melton, Peoples National Bank of Kewanee, Kewanee
Joseph Oleksak, Plante Moran, Elgin
Susan Orr, Susan Orr Consulting, Ltd., Naperville
Justin Roley, Crossroads Bank, Effingham
Margaret Titley, MB Financial Bank, N.A., Rosemont
Michael J. Wyffels, QCR Holdings, Inc., Davenport, IA

Women in Banking Committee

Assists the IBA in developing the annual Women in Banking Conference and other networking and educational opportunities for female bankers in all areas of the bank. Minimum term of two years.

Members

Ashley Basso, Peoples Bank & Trust, Pana
Cristina Ciorna, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Jean Claude, Central Bank of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Patty Fletcher, Bank & Trust Company, Litchfield
Bridget Glavaz, First Midwest Bank, Itasca
Kim Klein, The Gerber State Bank, Argenta
Candice Knight, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
Cassie Mattson, Illinois League of Financial Institutions, Springfield
Laura Mergelkamp, First National Bank of Waterloo, Waterloo
Suzy Perino, Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Company, Sterling
Janice Schramm, Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Springfield
Ashley Speed, Grundy Bank, Morris 
Stacy Thompson, American Community Bank & Trust, Woodstock
Gracia Turner, Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Assoc, Clifton
Barbara Weatherford, Town and Country Bank, Springfield
Susan Webb, South Side Trust & Savings Bank, Peoria
Susan Wetzel, Litchfield National Bank, Litchfield
Andrea Zurkamer, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington