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Bank Officers

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

David T. Stanton

David Stanton

Vice Chairman of the Board, President & 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 in Chicago.  He is serving as a Director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, Chairman of his church’s finance council, and is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact Dave at (815) 207-6222 or dstanton@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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Mike Butters

 Mike Butters

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Butters has over 20 years experience in the banking industry with concentrations in auditing, accounting, reporting, tax, and compliance.  He is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Mr. Butters began his career as an auditor.  His banking career includes positions as  Vice President of Financial Accounting for a regional banking group and later Vice President/Controller for a local community bank.  Mr. Butters is a certified public accountant.

Contact Mike at (815) 207-6205 or mbutters@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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Jack Masterson

Jack Masterson

Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Mr. Masterson is responsible for PeopleFirstBank’s lending portfolio and commercial loan initiatives. His banking career covers 33 years, including positions as Senior Vice President of Credit Administration at a local community bank group. His deep community banking background includes experience with loan portfolio analysis, new business development and lending division management roles.

Jack received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin. He also earned an MBA from Loyola University.

Contact Jack at (815) 207-6202 or jmasterson@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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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 over 250 years of combined experience, the management team at PeopleFirstBank is uniquely qualified to help you with your banking needs.

J. Matthew Bibo

J Matthew Bibo

Senior Vice President

Contact Matt at (815) 207-6268 or mbibo@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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Connie Boehning

 Connie Boehning

Loan Operations Officer

Contact Connie at (815) 207-6207 or cboehning@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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Robyn Edwards

Robyn Edwards

Vice President - Residential Lending Manager

Contact Robyn at (815) 207-6206 or redwards@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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 Leticia E. Gans

Leticia Gans

Senior Vice President & Cashier

Contact Leti at (815) 207-6213 or lgans@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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 Gretchen Krugler

Gretchen Krugler

Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking 

Contact Gretchen at (815) 207-6277 or gkrugler@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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Debra Lopez

Debra Lopez

Loan Operations Officer & Manager 

Contact Debra at (815) 207-6270 or dlopez@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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Erik Schelling

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Senior Vice President of Lending 

Contact Erik at (815) 207-6231 or eschelling@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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 Kathleen Zydek

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Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Marketing & Banking Services

 

Contact Kathleen at (815) 207-6232 or kzydek@peoplefirstbank.com
 
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