Press Release


FNBT Employees Earn HR Industry Certifications

Release date: 4/12/2021

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that two employees have recently earned national human resources (HR) industry certifications.

Photo of Stacy MatuseskiThrough the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Stacy Matuseski, has earned the designation of SHRM–Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). This certification is designed for HR professionals at a senior level who work in a strategic role, developing policies, analyzing performance metrics, and aligning HR strategies to the goals of the organization. The SHRM-SCP credentials demonstrate an individual’s knowledge of HR concepts, requirements and behaviors to apply knowledge in the workplace.

Stacy joined FNBT in 2019 as HR Benefits Analyst, with ten years of experience in human resources and benefits. She is responsible for administering the bank’s employee benefit and wellness programs, including evaluating and comparing existing plans, developing and implementing new and improved plans for employees and retirees, as well as managing the bank’s tax-advantaged retirement program for employees. She also provides Sound Advice to the FNBT employee family regarding questions on the 401(k) plan, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), worker’s compensation programs, and other employment related inquiries.

Stacy is a graduate of University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resource Management. In 2018, she earned the Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation and recently completed a two-year term as president of the Blackhawk Human Resource Association (BHRA). Additionally, she is a national member of SHRM, a member of SHRM’s Advocacy Team, as well as a State Council Member of Wisconsin SHRM (WISHRM).

Stacy is a country music fan who enjoys going to concerts, camping, and snowmobiling with family and friends. She grew up in Clinton and currently resides in Janesville, Wisconsin with her husband, Jared, and their two dogs, Bella and Reggie. They are expecting their first child in May. 

Photo of Darcy RalloDarcy Rallo, HR Generalist, has earned the designation of SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). This certification is designed for professionals who have been in the field for several years working to implement policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and performing day-to-day HR functions.

Darcy joined the bank in August 2012 as a Teller at the Beloit-Inman Parkway branch. Due to her customer service and technical knowledge, she was promoted to Teller Services Supervisor and served in that role for three years. As a Teller Services Supervisor, Darcy gained valuable leadership and training experience. She transitioned to her current position, Human Resources Specialist, in 2015. Now with more than ten years of banking experience, she works as the bank’s HR Generalist managing payroll, recruiting, and employee relations.

Currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management at Concordia University, Darcy has completed several programs in addition to her most recent SHRM-CP certification including: Adult Learning Techniques in 2015, Achieve Global Leadership Learning Series in 2016, Situational Leadership in 2017, and the Center for Leadership Studies in 2020.

A resident of Rockton, Illinois, Darcy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children soaking up the sun, playing volleyball, softball and relaxing in the pool.

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 www.bankatfirstnational.com

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