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Profile Updated:May 2, 2022
Smithton, IL USA
Finally retired after 54 years in banking.
My daughter Sara lives in Manchester, Missouri and has 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls) ages 12, 14, More…19, 23. My other daughter Denise has 2 boys and is an 8th grade Science teacher in Oswego, Il. Her husband is Mayor of Oswego and also an 8th grade math teacher.
I just received recognition for having spent 50 years in the banking profession. This was awarded by the Community Bankers Association of Illinois. I am President and CEO of a $230 million Community Bank with home office in Chester, IL. About 5 years ago, I negotiated the purchased of a bank in Decatur and merged it into our organization and recently purchased a bank in Warrensburg. Having branch banks in Decatur allows me to get back to Decatur several times a month. I also purchased a bank in Red Bud, illinois and merged it into our,organization. When I joined the bank as President in 1986, we had one location. We now have 8 locations.
I retired in March after 54 years in banking. I remain on the board of Directors of the bank and am still active in many community activities but am enjoying the freedom of not having to go to work every day. Since I don't like cold weather, we spend part of the winter in Fort Myers Beach. We also enjoy boating at Lake of the Ozarks. We also have a boat at Kentucky Lake. Life is good.
3/2022. I continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Buena Vista National Bank in Chester, IL. We still boat on Kentucky Lake but I sold my large boat last fall and now enjoy my smaller boat. Life is good!
We moved to Decatur in 1957 so I started at MacArthur the first year it was opened. I enjoyed my time at MacArthur.