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The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) is proud to announce  new board leaders and members for 2023-2024, which will further enhance the association’s record of advocacy on behalf of banks across the state.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a strong group of new board members,” said Randy Hultgren, President and CEO of the Illinois Bankers Association. “The IBA is honored to have them serve in leadership roles, where their diverse experiences and wide range of expertise will help build a stronger banking community for all Illinoisans.”

Thomas Chamberlain (Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association)

The new Board Chair is Thomas “Tom” Chamberlain of Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association in Danville.

Chamberlain has served with Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association since July of 2004. He ran the Danville office and oversaw growth in commercial lending, serving as the Danville Community President. In 2010, he was promoted to chief lending officer. He now serves as senior executive vice president & CLO, managing the lending activities of their 8 offices. Prior to his service with Iroquois Federal, Chamberlain worked with First Mid Bank & Trust for over 18 years, managing branches and working in their lending and trust/farm management departments.

In 2022, Chamberlain was elected Chair-Elect of the IBA’s Executive Committee. His history of leadership within the IBA includes service as treasurer of the Executive Committee, chair of the Illinois Bankers PAC Board, chair of the Illinois Bankers Education Services Board, vice chair of the Government Relations Committee and vice chair of the Agricultural Advisory Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Illinois Bankers Business Services Board, Audit and Finance Committee, Illinois Bankers Scholarship Committee and Nominating Committee.

Chamberlain has an MBA from Eastern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania where he also earned the Wharton Leadership Certificate.

He lives in Danville with his wife Beth. Chamberlain is a pillar of the Danville community, having held leadership positions of several nonprofits and community organizations. These organizations include Danville Area Community College Foundation, United Way of Danville, Vermilion Advantage, the Schlarman Foundation, the Rotary Club of Tuscola, the Tuscola Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Tuscola, Mattoon Knights of Columbus, and Mid-Illinois Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

  1. David Conterio (Hometown National Bank)

Dave Conterio has been named as a new IBA board member. He serves as president & CEO and senior trust officer at Hometown National Bank.

He has 37 years of banking experience with the last 16 years at Hometown National Bank in LaSalle and Joliet. Prior to Hometown, Conterio worked at both large and small financial institutions in various sales, retail, brokerage, investment and trust administration management roles.  A 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana, he got his start in the financial industry in Chicago first with Fidelity Investments and then with the First National Bank of Chicago (now JP Morgan Chase).

He lives in Minooka with his wife Deanne; they have six adult children. Conterio is current president of the Joliet Junior College Foundation and is also a member of the Boards of the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation, the Workforce Investment Board of Will County, the North Central Illinois Economic Development Council, and the Hegeler Carus Mansion Foundation. He is also a member and past-president of both the Greater Joliet Estate Planning Council and the Illinois Valley Estate Planning Council. 

David Doedtman (Washington Savings Bank)

Dave Doedtman has been named as a new IBA board member. He currently serves as president and CEO of Washington Savings Bank in Effingham.

Doedtman has 14 years of banking experience at Washington Savings Bank, having joined the bank as CFO in 2009. He was named president and CEO in 2014.  Prior to joining Washington Savings Bank, Doedtman served as director of finance and treasurer for Consolidated Communications, Inc. He served as a member of the Community Depository Institution Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 2017-2019.

Doedtman currently serves on the Audit Committee for the Illinois Banker’s Association. 

Doedtman graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in English.  He went on to obtain his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University in 1992 before graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 2013.  He resides in Effingham with his wife Ann and three children.

Brian Hannon (Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Company)

Brian Hannon has been named as a new IBA board member. Hannon is a senior vice president and commercial lender at Cornerstone National Bank.

He has 20 years of commercial banking experience.  Hannon began his banking career at American Chartered Bank, and after 13 years there he joined Cornerstone in 2016.  He is focused on building relationships with small to mid-size Chicago area businesses. 

Prior to embarking on his banking career, Hannon was an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in a variety of roles both domestic and abroad.  He attended the United States Military Academy and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Hannon resides in Naperville with his wife Alison and their two children. 

Lora Kalka (FNBC Bank & Trust)

Lora Kalka has been named as a new IBA board member. She is the senior vice president of finance at FNBC Bank & Trust.

Kalka joined FNBC Bank and Trust in 2013 as the bank’s vice president and controller.  She was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2023, in addition to her responsibilities as secretary of the board. Prior to joining FNBC, Kalka was the assistant controller for Village Bank & Trust. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Valparaiso University and is a past attendee of the Graduate School of Banking Financial Managers Program. Kalka is a 2020 graduate of the IBA’s Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) Program, subsequently serving on the FLA and Illinois Bankers Education Services boards. She was nominated to represent Illinois on the American Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Council beginning in 2020.

Kalka is a certified gymnastics official with the Illinois High School Association, Special Olympics and IPDGC conferences as well as serving as the president of the Illinois High School Girls Gymnastics Judges Association. She sat on the IHSA Athletic Officials Advisory Committee from 2014-2017 and maintains her role as an assigner and liaison between officials and the athletic conferences. She and her husband reside in Pingree Grove.

She will serve in a non-voting capacity on the IBA Board, representing the FLA class.

Robert Kelly (Old National Bank)

Bob Kelly has been named as a new IBA board member. He serves as executive vice president – director of business banking of Old National Bank.

In his current role, Kelly is responsible for driving the growth of commercial lending activities for clients in the South Chicago Metro, Northwest Indiana, Quad Cities and Milwaukee, Wisconsin markets.

Kelly has been in the financial services industry for over 34 years. Prior to joining Old National, he served as executive vice president director of business banking with First Midwest Bank and was in this role for the past five years.  Prior to joining First Midwest Bank, Kelly was the executive vice president and chief lending officer for Standard Bank and Trust Co. where he was responsible for managing, leading and developing business banking efforts in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana marketplace. Kelly has held a number of leadership positions throughout his career including executive vice president, business banking, and vice president of Industrial Banking.

He received his Master of Business Administration from DePaul University, and his Bachelor of Science, finance from Northern Illinois University. He is actively involved in the community and serves as a director of the Western Golf Association. 

Ted Macon (Famers State Bank of Hoffman)

Ted Macon has been named as a new IBA board member. He is the executive vice president and human resources director of Farmers State Bank of Hoffman. 

Macon has worked at FSB-Hoffman his entire banking career.  He started as a teller while attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2006.  Since then, he has worked throughout the bank as a new account rep, loan operations, loan processor, loan officer and senior lender.  While at the bank, he participated in the IBA’s Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) Program and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI and expected to graduate in 2024.

Macon, his wife Nichole, and their two daughters are residents of Carlyle. He is active in his community and has served on the board of directors for Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School Association, Community Link in Breese, and the Kaskaskia College Foundation.  He is also a member of Scott Masonic Lodge #79 in Carlyle and serves as pastor of the Holy Garden of Prayer Church in Carlyle.

Timothy M. Smigiel (Liberty Bank for Savings)

Tim Smigiel has been named as a new IBA board member. He is a board member, executive vice president, and chief operating officer of Liberty Bank for Savings located in Chicago. 

Smigiel has been at Liberty for more than 20 years, starting as a part-time teller then transitioning to the human resources department after graduating from Indiana University. 

Now as COO, he oversees many functions of the bank with a primary focus in deposit and lending operations as well as human resources.  In recent years Smigiel has been dedicated to process improvement and team building within the organization.

Kathy Williamson (Bank of Farmington)

Kathy Williamson has been named as a new IBA board member. She is an executive vice president, human resources manager at Bank of Farmington. 

Williamson has served in the banking industry for over 40 years with most of her experience in human resources. Her current role involves managing human resources, overseeing the retail banking area and serving on the bank’s executive team. Williamson has been actively involved with the IBA for many years, serving on the HR Committee for 20+ years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Western Illinois University and has completed the Graduate School of Banking Human Resource Management School and the IBA’s Human Resource Management School. 

Williamson is passionate about paying it forward and giving back to the community, volunteering and serving various community, civic, charitable, and church organizations over the years. She has served as a member and past president of the Heart of Illinois HR Council, chairperson of the IDES Employer Advisory Board, a VIP fundraiser for Easter Seals, a volunteer for various school and community activities, and currently serves on the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Board and her church’s council.         

Courtney A. Olson (First Bank Chicago)

Courtney Olson was elected to IBA’s Executive Committee. Olson is the senior vice president/managing director business banking for First Bank Chicago. 

She focuses on new business development within the local business banking marketplace, supporting the bank’s growth and expansion through developing strong business relationships. Olson utilizes her background in sales, lending and deposits to assist the bank’s clients and prospects in setting up a holistic banking strategy. She is responsible for developing and monitoring the bank’s community development lending initiatives. Olson also has strategic responsibilities regarding the growth of business banking through the branch channel including product design and management.

She was named as a 2021 Rising Star by BankBeat Magazine. Olson attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. 

More information about IBA’s Board of Directors and committees can be found HERE.