Press Release

Lisa Zeimetz Earns National Certification

Release date: 10/31/2018

Beloit, WI – Lisa Zeimetz, senior vice president and compliance officer, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) was recently awarded the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) designation from the American Bankers Association (ABA).

Photo-of-Lisa-Zeimetz“Earning the CERP certification validates Lisa’s experience and thorough understanding of the complexities of risk management,” said David McCoy, president of First National Bank and Trust. “Her expertise will continue to help the bank achieve our future success.”

The CERP certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of bank enterprise risk management. To qualify for the CERP certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the risk management profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CERP exam covers credit risk, financial risk and non-financial risk.

Zeimetz joined FNBT in August 2015 and now has nearly 20 years of banking experience. In her role, Lisa manages the administration of compliance and risk management activities and procedures to ensure the bank remains in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. She also chairs the bank’s Regulatory Compliance Committee and is responsible for administering the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program. Zeimetz is a 2018 graduate of the ABA Risk Management School, and graduated from the ABA Compliance School in 2016. She earned the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation in 2016. Active in the community, Zeimetz volunteers with the YWCA Northwestern Illinois, participating on planning committees for the annual Leader Luncheon and co-chairing the Wine, Women & Purses fundraising event. She also assists the Downtown Beloit Association (DBA) with various events, and represents the bank on the DBA’s Economic Vitality Committee.

Financial services professionals, working through ABA, initiated the CERP certification and eight others in order to establish meaningful standards of knowledge in specialty areas of the financial services industry. ABA Professional Certifications formally recognize those who meet these standards and meet professional continuing education and development requirements. 

ABA Professional Certifications promote the highest standards of performance in the financial services industry by validating individuals’ knowledge and expertise. For more information, call 202-663-5092 or visit

About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-owned, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust Company now serves nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.1 billion. Commitment to full service banking, investments, asset management, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit