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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

Mr. Bibo has worked in the banking industry for over 16 years. Launching his career with a national lender, he has served in a variety of credit and branch management roles. His experience covers both business and consumer banking; as well as credit card processing and cash management. Mr. Bibo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. Matt is active in the Kiwanis Club of Shorewood (Past President) and is also active in the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.

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

 Connie Boehning

Loan Operations Officer

Ms. Boehning has over 12 years experience in the banking industry with concentrations in retail banking, mortgage lending, and loan operations.  She attended Lincoln-Way Central High School and Governors State University. 

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

Robyn Edwards

Vice President - Residential Lending Manager

A product of Joliet West High School, Ms. Edwards brings over 39 years of financial industry experience to PeopleFirstBank. Ms. Edwards has also served as a mortgage loan consultant for a large national lender as well as other local community banks. Ms. Edwards is an active member of the Exchange Club of Joliet. Ms. Edwards also volunteers her time at other charitable organizations including the MorningStar Mission of Joliet. Ms. Edwards serves as a trustee and finance officer at her church.

 

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

Leticia Gans

Senior Vice President & Cashier

Ms. Gans has been in the banking industry for over 15 years and is leading PeopleFirstBank’s bookkeeping and accounting functions. Ms. Gans has her roots in Will County having graduated from Joliet Central High School and later completing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Robert Morris College. Ms. Gans also volunteers with MorningStar Mission in Joliet. 

 

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

Gretchen Krugler

Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking

Ms. Krugler has been in the banking industry for over 20 years. She is the retail manager for both the Joliet and Shorewood locations. Ms. Krugler started her banking career as a teller at a local community bank and worked her way into branch management roles while attending college. She graduated from Robert Morris College with a bachelors in Business Management. Ms. Krugler is actively serving on the Joliet Area YMCA Advisory Council.

 

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

Debra Lopez

Loan Operations Officer & Manager

Ms. Lopez has been in the banking industry for over 19 years and is currently a Loan Operations Officer and Manager at PeopleFirstBank. During her career in community banking, Ms. Lopez has worked in various areas of banking including, teller operations, accounting, and finance.  Ms. Lopez is a graduate of Moraine Valley Community College.

 

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

A fourth generation Joliet resident, Mr. Schelling has been in the banking industry for over 22 years, working in a variety of banking functions prior to joining PeopleFirstBank. He also serves as PeopleFirstBank’s CRA officer. Mr. Schelling started his career as a teller at a local community bank, gradually working his way into consumer lending and branch management roles.

Mr. Schelling is a former member of the Joliet Area Young Professionals (Past President, former Board Member, and Joliet Young Professional of the Year), and is currently a member of The Joliet Exchange Club (’05-’06 Rookie of the Year), Joliet Area YMCA Gallowich Advisory Council, and serves regularly in various roles at The Morning Star Mission. He is an active member of the music ministry team at Southwest Community Church in Minooka.

 

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

Ms. Zydek has four decades of management experience in the banking industry with an in depth understanding of community banking and bank marketing. Prior to joining PeopleFirstBank, Ms. Zydek held a variety of leadership and business development positions with one of North America’s largest electronic transaction processors. Additionally, she has served in management roles at various regional and community banks in the Chicagoland area. Ms. Zydek was also a faculty member at the American Institute of Banking, where she taught classes on bank operations and business development topics.

Ms. Zydek holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago and is an active member of the Joliet Rotary (former Board Member), Shorewood/Joliet Chambers of Commerce, and the Holly Club (former Board Member).

 

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