Our Story

 

As a community bank, we believe that we have a responsibility to help keep our community strong. We've combined experienced knowledge of the banking world with an intimate understanding of the communities in which we live and work. Whether you are a business owner looking to grow or a customer seeking to send your children to college, we are there for you. We have the means and ideas to help you realize your goals. We are able to accomplish great things thanks to the leadership of our Board of Directors and the unwavering commitment to excellence, proven track record of success, and dedication to quality customer service of our management team. PeopleFirstBank strives to give you all the amenities of a large bank, but with the attention and focus only a community bank can provide. We know that by focusing on your needs, we have the power to meet and exceed your banking expectations. We want you to consider PeopleFirstBank as your valued trusted advisor and the bank you cannot do without.

Bank on it - We Put People First SM

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 WysockiRobert Wysocki
Chairman of the Board

David StantonDavid T. Stanton
Vice Chairman of the Board
President
Chief Executive Officer

Ralph BiasRalph Bias
Director

Jack CarlstromJack Carlstrom
Director

Lori Chignoli-CoraLori Chignoli-Cora
Director

John DabrowskiJohn J. Dabrowski
Director

Dr Surendra GulatiDr. Surendra Gulati
Director

James RuzonJames Ruzon
Director

Suryakumar TannaSuryakumar Tanna
Director

Bank Leadership Team

PeopleFirstBank has a strong history in community banking and community leadership, and that leadership begins with the Executive team.

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David StantonDavid T. Stanton
Vice Chairman of the Board
President
Chief Executive Officer
(815) 207-6222

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J. Matthew BiboJ. Matthew Bibo
       Senior Vice President          Chief Innovation Officer
(815) 207-6268

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Mike ButtersMike Butters
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
(815) 207-6205

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Leticia Gans Leticia E. Gans
       Senior Vice President          Chief Operating Officer
and Cashier
(815) 207-6213

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Jack MastersonJack Masterson
Executive Vice President
Chief Lending Officer
(815) 207-6202

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The management team at PeopleFirstBank is second to none. Each officer brings a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of success in the financial industry. With years of combined experience, the management team at PeopleFirstBank is uniquely qualified to help you with your banking needs.

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Tunisia Carter Tunisia Carter
Assistant BSA Officer
(815) 207-6224

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Daisy DiazDaisy Diaz
BSA Manager
(815) 207-6209

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Robyn Edwards Robyn Edwards
Vice President
Residential Lending Manager
(815) 207-6206

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Paul GaughanPaul Gaughan
Senior Vice President
Commercial Lending

NMLS #675666
(815) 207-6233

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Jim GriffinJim Griffin
Senior Vice President
Business Banking
(815) 207-6231

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Al Gunnerson

Alan Gunnerson
Vice President ITSO
(815) 207-6263

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Gretchen Krugler Gretchen Krugler
Assistant Vice President
Retail Banking
(815) 207-6215

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Debra Lopez Debra Lopez
Loan Operations Officer
(815) 207-6270

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Aurora PragidesAurora Pragides
Vice President
Loan Operations
(815) 207-6207

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Allen SchildAllen Schild
Vice President BSA/Compliance 
(815) 207-6230

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