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Bank Directors

The PeopleFirstBank Board of Directors is made up of experienced business leaders that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the communities served by PeopleFirstBank.

Robert Wysocki

Robert Wysocki

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Wysocki is a retired businessman, having spent more than thirty five years in retail sales.  Mr. Wysocki served in numerous managerial capacities with overall responsibility for real estate, warehousing, distribution, customer service operations and sales. Over his career, Mr. Wysocki has been active in numerous local charitable and community service initiatives. He has served as President of both the Joliet Junior College Foundation and the Will Grundy Free Medical Clinic, and as Chairman of the Board at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center.

 

David T. Stanton

David Stanton

Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

In his capacity as President & CEO, Mr. Stanton is responsible for PeopleFirstBank’s strategic direction and growth initiatives. His banking career spans over 34 years serving primarily in community banking.  Prior to joining PeopleFirstBank, he served in various senior management positions including Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer at local community banks.

Mr. Stanton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago, IL.  He is serving as a Director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, is Chairman of his church’s finance council, and is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

Ralph Bias

Ralph Bias

Director

Mr. Bias is a retired businessman, having spent more than thirty years employed by a large local manufacturer, where he was engaged in quality control and purchasing for the company. Over his career, Mr. Bias has been actively involved in numerous community organizations. Mr. Bias has served as Vice Chairman for the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet as well as a Board Chairman for the Salvation Army. Mr. Bias is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and attended Alcorn State University where he studied Mechanical Engineering.

 

Jack Carlstrom

Jack Carlstrom

Director

Mr. Carlstrom is a life-long resident of Will County and has been actively engaged in owning and managing real estate investments throughout the greater Chicago area. Throughout Mr. Carlstrom’s professional career, he has been involved in leadership positions in numerous civic and business organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of Heritage First National Bank of Lockport, as President of the Joliet West Kiwanis Club, as President of the Advisory Board of Providence Catholic High School and on the Board of Trustees of Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.

 

Lori Chignoli-Cora

Lori Chignoli Cora

Director

Mrs. Chignoli-Cora and her brothers co-own a local auto sales company their father organized in 1974. A Joliet native, Mrs. Chignoli-Cora is a graduate of St. Francis Academy and Lewis University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. She has been licensed as a certified public accountant by the State of Illinois. Mrs. Chignoli-Cora is very active in the community, having been involved with the Private Industry Council of Will County, Joliet Area Community Hospice Board, Joliet Junior Catholic Women's Club, and Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

 
 

John J. Dabrowski

John Dabrowski

Director

Mr. Dabrowski, is the former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of PeopleFirstBank.  He has over 42 years experience in the banking industry with concentrations in accounting, reporting, and compliance. Prior to joining PeopleFirstBank, he was employed by a local multi-bank holding company organization for 19 years. He is a graduate of DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In addition, he is a certified public accountant and a member of the Illinois Society of C.P.A.'s.  An active member of the Knight's of Columbus, he has assisted in various fund raising and educational programs in the community.

 

Dr. Surendra Gulati

Surendra Gulati

Director

Dr. Gulati has been actively engaged in the private practice of medicine in the Joliet area since 1983, when he started a Neurology practice in the area. Since that time, he has practiced in the area and served on various hospital committees and as Secretary-Treasurer at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. He has also served as Director of Neurology and developed a Neuroscience Institute that provides neurological and neurosurgical services in the Joliet community.

 

James Ruzon

James Ruzon

Director

Mr. Ruzon is a named partner of a local accounting firm. A Joliet native, Mr. Ruzon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Lewis University and is licensed as a certified public accountant by the State of Illinois. He has a long history of community involvement including organizations such as; Lincolnland District Exchange Clubs, Agri-Business Committee of the Illinois CPA Society, Guardian Angel Community Services, Exchange Club of Joliet, and Inpact Americas.

 

Suryakumar Tanna

Suryakumar Tanna

Director

Mr. Tanna was employed as a sales executive in the Graphics and Printing Plate industry. In addition, he also served as a seasonal tax professional. He is a graduate of Nagpur University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, and of the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he earned his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. He has served as a board member of the Will Grundy Medical Clinic in Joliet.

 

 

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