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 Committee (Advisory)

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

Dale L. Blachford, Liberty Bank, Alton

Members

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
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
Richard Talbert, Fairfield National Bank, Fairfield

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
C. Brant Ahrens, CIBC, Chicago

Members
Thomas A. Broeckling, First National Bank of Steeleville
Rick M. Francois, American Community Bank & Trust, Woodstock
Carol Jo Fritts, First Neighbor Bank, N.A., Toledo
William P. Gleason, The Leaders Bank, Oak Brook
Lawrence J. Horvath, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington
Heather M. Hoskins, Ascensus, Brainerd, Minn.
Jeffrey S. Mefford, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Martin J. Noll, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Oak Park
Courtney Olson, First Bank of Highland Park
Gerald E. Pfeiffer, Bridgeview Bank Group, Chicago
Kevin J. Rogers, Philo Exchange Bank

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.

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

Audit Committee

Chairman

Stanley Jenks, Security Savings Bank, Monmouth

Members

Thomas Chamberlain, Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association, Danville
William Gleason, The Leaders Bank, Oak Brook
Betsy Johnson, Forreston State Bank, Forreston

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
Rhonda Houzenga, Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Galesburg

Members
Randy Alderman, The Bradford National Bank of Greenville, Greenville
Sarah Bacehowski, Mills Financial Marketing, Storm Lake, IA
Cassie Bull, Stillman BancCorp N.A., Stillman Valley
Catherine Cox, Central Bank Illinois, Rochelle
Mark Cruse, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Ron Hobson, Midwest Independent Bank, Springfield
J.R. Hock, Grundy Bank, Morris
Kathleen Rolfs, The State Bank Group, Wonder Lake
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

Compliance Division Committee (Advisory)

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
Beth Averill, 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
Laura R. Kinney, CRCM, First State Bank of Bloomington
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 (Advisory)

Reviews the Association’s financial policies and procedures; provides guidance on the Association’s budget proposal process and oversee the performance of the Association’s investment program. Minimum term of one year.

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

FinTech Committee

Researches, identifies and maintains a strategic direction to encourage and support responsible innovation in member banks. Makes recommendations to the Illinois Bankers Business Services Board. Identifies opportunities and explores partnerships with innovative fintech companies. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman

Larry Kallembach, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington 

Members
Micah Bartlett, Town and Country Financial Corporation, Springfield
Jo Ann Boylan, First Midwest Bank, Itasca
Tom Gihl, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Dean Haacker, CIBC, Chicago
Don Schlorff, The Gerber State Bank, Argenta
Michelle Toll, The State Bank Group, Wonder Lake

Future Leaders Alliance Board

Provides a foundation to help develop promising leaders in the Illinois banking industry. Reviews the program and determines how the curriculum can improve and evolve. Develops and plans yearly alumni event. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Rachael Maurer, United Community Bank, Springfield 

Secretary
Callan Stapleton, Illinois Bankers Association, Springfield

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

Government Relations Committee (Advisory)

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 bankingrelated proposals initiated by other organizations. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Michelle Gross, State Bank of Bement, Bement

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 
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
Jeffrey DeBruin, Municipal Trust & Savings Bank, Bourbonnais
Nicole Elam, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Chicago
Rick Francois, American Community Bank & Trust, Woodstock
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
Brien Leahy, First Bank of Highland Park, Highland Park
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
Pamela Sharar-Stoppel, Wheaton Bank & Trust Company
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
Amy Frazier, PHR, Hickory Point Bank and Trust, Decatur

Members
Kristan Becker-Hoffman, The Farmers State Bank & Trust Company, Jacksonville
Tom Blackwell, Angott Search Group, Rochester, MI
Susan Davis, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
Crystal Dyer, PHR, Holcomb State Bank, Rochelle
Michael Gifford, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, Peoria
Beth Glanzer, MBA, SHRM-CP, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, NA, Mattoon
Lorraine Gusé, SPHR, Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest, Oak Park
Renée Hageman, First Security Trust and Savings Bank, Elmwood Park
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
Kathy Williamson, PHR, SHRM-CP, Bank of Farmington
Danielle Wisely, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville

Illinois Bankers Business Services 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
Micah Bartlett, Town and Country Financial Corporation, Springfield
Margaret Doyle, Chicago
Belinda Feezel, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Tom Gihl, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Larry Kallembach, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington
Kevin Olson, Grundy Bank, Morris
Beth Williams, Peoples National Bank, N.A., Mount Vernon

Illinois Bankers Education Services Board

Supports the mission to maintain a quality and profitable education model, by providing strategic direction on the unmet and future needs of the financial services industry. Responsible for the oversight of IBES’s strategic plan objectives and metrics to measure the plan’s financial performance and its overall effectiveness. One year team and are eligible for reappointment.

Chairman
Thomas J. Chamberlain, Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association, 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 Bank & Trust, Mattoon
Rob Stroh III, Tempo Bank, Trenton
Matt Wyatt, TheBank of Edwardsville

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 local, state, and federal elected officials and candidates whose views and positions on banking issues are compatible with the interests of the banking industry. Minimum term of two years.

Chairman
Peter Brummel, Grundy Bank, Morris

Treasurer
Linda Koch, Illinois Bankers Association

Assistant Treasurer
Mark Donovan, Illinois National Bank, Springfield

Members
Dale Blachford, Liberty Bank, Alton
Daniel Daly, SENB Bank, Moline
Michelle Gross, State Bank of Bement, Bement 
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
Jeff Rabenort, Bankers' Bank, Okawville
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
James Coons, Stillman BancCorp, Inc. Stillman Valley
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., Flower Mound, TX
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.

Chairman
Bridget Glavaz, First Midwest Bank, Itasca

Members
Candee Arvin, Illinois National Bank, Springfield
Ashley Basso, Peoples Bank & Trust, Pana
Cynthia Carr, Midland States Bank, Effingham
Jean Claude, Central Bank of St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Patty Fletcher, Bank & Trust Company, Litchfield
Neena Frisch, TheBANK of Edwardsville, Edwardsville
Kim Klein, The Gerber State Bank, Argenta
Candice Knight, Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company, Pinckneyville
Michelle Maiter, First Midwest Bank, Lake Forest
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 
Gracia Turner, Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Assoc, Clifton
Susan Webb, South Side Trust & Savings Bank, Peoria
Susan Wetzel, Litchfield National Bank, Litchfield
Andrea Zurkamer, Heartland Bank and Trust Company, Bloomington