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Diane Martin Announces Retirement from First National Bank and Trust

Release date: 12/9/2021

Beloit, WI – After an impressive 47 year career at First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), Diane Martin, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Argyle branch has announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

Diane MartinDiane began her career in 1974 at State Bank of Argyle, which became Amcore Bank in 1997, before it was acquired by FNBT in 2009. During her time at the bank, she has held several positions including teller, bookkeeping, reporting, and Board of Directors secretary before becoming Assistant Vice President Branch Manager.

Her favorite aspect of the job is the people. Working alongside the customers and her coworkers throughout the years has always been a joy. “Over the years, you see people go through hard times, you see them grow and their families grow, and it becomes a friendship.” Some advice Diane would like to give to her employee family is just to listen. “You can learn a lot from listening and giving your customers your undivided attention. It goes a long way.”

In retirement, Diane will continue to live in Argyle. She hopes to travel and pick up golf again, spend time with family watching her grandchildren play, and go for rides with her husband in their classic cars.

She has loved getting to know her customer family and employee family across different departments. “I’ve met a lot of great people and have enjoyed working for FNBT.”

An open house reception honoring Diane is scheduled at FNBT’s Argyle bank branch located at 321 E Milwaukee St in Argyle, Wisconsin on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 10am to 2pm. Her customers and community members are invited to stop by to wish her well in her retirement.

About First National Bank and Trust:

First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.4 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit

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