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Lee H. Garlach NMLS 462229
Chairman of the Board, President of First State Bancorporation, Inc.

Lee is the Chairman and CEO of First State Bank of Illinois and principal shareholder, key organizer and President of the Bank’s parent company, First State Bancorporation, Inc. He is responsible for the strategic planning for the Bank and for the development of the Bank’s activities in its northern markets. Lee is an entrepreneur with considerable experience in the merger, acquisition and operations of small businesses. His experience in banking includes working as a bank and bank holding company examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and as an accountant and loan review specialist for a Denver CPA firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Finance degree from the University of Wyoming. Lee received his master’s degree from the University of Denver.


Dean A. Heinzmann NMLS 462228

President, First State Bank of Illinois

Dean is the President of First State Bank of Illinois, responsible for the leadership of the Bank and for the development of the Bank’s activities in Central Illinois, with a focus on the Peoria market. Additionally, Heinzmann is Executive Vice President and Director of First State Bancorporation, Inc., which is the holding company for First State Bank of Illinois. He served as an organizer of the holding company in connection with its acquisition of the Bank in 2008. Prior to 2008, Dean served as Senior Vice President and Division Manager for LaSalle Bank National Association (acquired by Bank of America) and Senior Vice President of Bank One Illinois, N.A. (currently JP Morgan Chase). A graduate of the University of Illinois (B.S. Finance) and Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (MBA), Dean’s community activities include Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois, Lutheran Hillside Village, FC Peoria and Heart of Illinois United Way.


Barbara J. Duryea 
Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Barbara is the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of First State Bank of Illinois, and responsible for managerial oversight of financial, investment, information systems, and electronic banking activities for the Bank. Barbara joined First State in 2009 with over 20 years of financial institution experience functioning previously as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer for Midwest Financial Group in Peoria, which was later acquired by First of America Bank Corporation, when she moved to the position of Senior Vice President of Accounting Operations. Prior to her direct banking experience, she was a public accountant with Peat, Marwick, & Mitchell & Co., also in Peoria. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with Bachelor Degrees in Accountancy and Mathematics. Along with a Certified Public Accounting certificate, Barbara carries a certificate in Computer Science from Illinois State University. Barbara serves on the Board as Treasurer of the Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. She has also served Heart of Illinois United Way and YWCA of Peoria. 


Andrew J. Bastert  NMLS 462230

Regional President

Andy is First State’s Western Illinois Regional President. Andy’s lending career began over 30 years ago as a loan officer for Mississippi Valley Production Credit Association. After five years with the Farm Credit System, he joined the Carthage branch of First Midwest Bank which would soon become part of First State Bank and later served as senior vice president overseeing the lending function. Andy obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and is a graduate of the Madison Graduate School of Banking. Andy is a long time trustee of the Carthage Public Library District and also serves on the boards of the Hancock County Health Department, Western Illinois Community Development Corporation, and Carthage School Foundation and is co-chairman of the Hancock County Jobs Task Force Committee.


Michael T. Bavery NMLS 432223

Senior Vice President – Chief Risk and Credit Officer

Mike has been with the bank since 1991 and has been a lender since graduating from college in 1986. Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and is a graduate of the Illinois Banking School and the Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wisconsin. Mike serves on the Illinois Bankers Association Agricultural Advisory Committee and is a member of the Carthage Kiwanis Club.


 Troy McCrery  NMLS 1281798

Senior Vice President - Retail Banking Division

Troy has been in banking since receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from Monmouth College in 1987. He worked 28 years with Norwest and then Wells Fargo, serving for the last 10 years as Area President for Illinois and Southeast Iowa. Currently, Troy serves with the Galesburg Athletic Boosters. 


Keith Worner  NMLS 1389899

Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking Division

Keith is responsible for First State’s commercial banking division. He joined the bank in 2015 and most recently was a Commercial Banking Officer with Parkside Financial Bank & Trust in St. Louis, Missouri serving middle market business clients. Keith earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009 and his MBA from St. Louis University in 2013. While in St.Louis, Keith also volunteered with Rise Community Development, an organization providing capacity-building technical assistance and training to community development organizations, government agencies and institutions in the Greater St. Louis area.


John "Omar" Bradley  NMLS 1567681

Senior Vice President - Loan Administration and Review

Omar oversees operations in Residential Mortgage Lending and Loan Administration, and participates in loan review functions. He previously managed two real estate development companies focused on historic adaptive reuse, and managed a specialized lending fund for an investment management company. Previous to those positions, Omar worked in commercial banking and lending for 24 years with experience in consumer, real estate and commercial lending and served as a bank senior lender in the Illinois-lowa Quad Cities market. He earned a degree from Luther College, an M.B.A. from the University of lowa and graduated from the ABA Graduate Commercial Lending School. Omar serves as Treasurer of the Moline Boosters Club, P.A. announcer for Moline High School athletics, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Bethany for Children & Families and the John Deere Classic. 


Bankwide

MICHAEL BAVERY SVP/Chief Risk and Credit Officer NMLS 432223

TROY MCCRERY SVP/Director of Sales & Development NMLS 1281798

JOHN "OMAR" BRADLEY SVP/Loan Administration & Review NMLS 1567681

TRACY MCDOWELL Controller 

BARB DUFFIE eBanking Manager

JUDY WILLARD  System Data Administrator

STU FROMAN Compliance Officer NMLS 462231


Virtual Banking Center

GINA DESPAIN Virtual Banking Center Manager


Mortgage Division

MARIAN GREBNER SVP/Residential Mortgage - Peoria NMLS 257995

JEANNIE MERONK AVP/ Mortgage Loan Officer - Peoria NMLS 303911

SHEILA WALKER AVP/ Mortgage Loan Officer - Pekin NMLS 258949

SUSAN LERSCHEN-CASSATT Mortgage Loan Officer - Bettendorf NMLS 616463

KRISTAL KOBERG SCHAEFER AVP/Mortgage Loan Officer - Bettendorf NMLS 870916

LISA LEWIS Mortgage Loan Operations Officer- Bettendorf NMLS 509281


First State Financial Advisors

TERRY FINNEGAN VP/Financial Advisor


Central Region 
Peoria

DEAN HEINZMANN President NMLS 462228

BARBARA DURYEA Chief Financial & Operations Officer

APRIL PARKER SVP/Portfolio Management NMLS 1207293 

SCOTT DAVIS Banking Center Manager NMLS 1382937

JOSEPH DONAHUE Associate Relationship Manager NMLS 1400205


Quad Cities Region

Bettendorf

LEE GARLACH CEO/Commercial Loan Officer NMLS 462229

KEITH WORNER SVP/Commercial Banking Division NMLS 1389899


Western Illinois Region 

ANDREW BASTERT Regional President - LaHarpe NMLS 462230


Carthage/Colusa

MICHAEL BAVERY SVP/Chief Risk and Credit Officer NMLS 432223

KEVIN DEITRICH VP/Relationship Manager NMLS 462226

STEPHEN PATRICK Commercial Loan Officer NMLS 462227


Hamilton

STU FROMAN Compliance Officer NMLS 462231

KIM TAYLOR VP/Banking Center Manager NMLS 992914


LaHarpe/Blandinsville

JEANETTE FORD VP/Banking Center Manager

KASEY LIVINGSTON Loan Officer NMLS 1239674

JAKE THOMAS Loan Officer NMLS 1382938


Macomb

ELIZABETH SWIGART Banking Center Manager NMLS 1424823

GINA DESPAIN Virtual Banking Center Manager

JESSE KUGLER Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS 1399044


Monmouth 

TROY MCCRERY SVP/Retail Banking Division/Banking Center Manager NMLS 1281798

ELIZABETH REITMAN Relationship Manager NMLS 1552065