Carol Jo Fritts, President and Chairman of the Board of First Neighborhood Bancshares, Inc. and President of First Neighbor Bank in Toledo, Ill., was honored with the 2019 Illinois Bankers President’s Award. Fritts is the first woman ever to serve on the board of directors of the Illinois Bankers Association. The award ceremony was held on September 24 during the IBA’s Women in Banking Conference in Springfield, Ill, and it was presented by IBA President and CEO Linda Koch. This is the inaugural year for the President’s Award, which will be presented annually to an individual who has been a champion for women in the banking industry.
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