Press Release

FNBT Announces Promotions | Cash Management and Loan Departments

Release date: 6/6/2018

Beloit, WI, June 6, 2018First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) proudly announces the promotion of five individuals as approved at a recent board meeting.

Dave Marshick has been promoted to First Vice President – Commercial Banking Manager. Marshick joined First National Bank and Trust in 2014 and now has over 25 years of experience helping businesses achieve their financial goals. He has developed a reputation for being both a skilled commercial banker and a trusted advisor who takes the time to get to know his clients, so that he can provide them with the best possible solutions to suit their unique needs. As a commercial lender, he has helped numerous businesses discover actionable financial solutions that have resulted in improved business models. By working directly with business owners he is able to provide banking expertise, while finding a creative solution that helps clients achieve their immediate and long-term financial goals.

Marshick received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He volunteers for various nonprofit organizations, including Downtown Janesville, Inc., the Morning Rotary Club, and Crime Stoppers. He is the president for the Downtown Janesville Business Improvement District, and the committee chair for the City of Janesville Revolving Loan Fund. Additionally, Marshick is a board member of Forward Janesville, and was also chosen as Forward Janesville's 2016 Volunteer of the Year. He resides in Janesville, WI with his wife, Jane. Together, they have two adult children, Ally and Ryan. Marshick is based at FNBT’s Janesville, Wisconsin branch location.

With more than 30 years of experience in banking, Julie Thornton has been promoted to Vice President – Cash Management Manager, based at FNBT’s Beloit-Grand Avenue office. Thornton is responsible for analyzing commercial deposit relationships, sales and servicing of cash management services and working with commercial clients to fi­nd the right solutions for their business needs. She enjoys helping her customers discover the best possible tools to help them with day-to-day operations and long-term company goals.

Thornton attended Rockford Business College and Southern New Hampshire College, studying business, finance and accounting. She also earned the Fundamentals of Cash Management Diploma from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) in 2006, and has attended several industry seminars and conferences hosted by the Wisconsin Automatic Clearing House Association (WACHA). She is a 2007 graduate of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Rockford program, and is planning to take the Certified Treasury Professionals exam through AFP this fall. Currently, Julie spends time volunteering for Beloit Meals on Wheels and participates in the annual United Way Day of Caring event. A native of Machesney Park, IL, Thornton currently resides in Durand, IL with her husband and two sons.

Dawn Fields has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Commercial Banking Officer.  She started at FNBT as a credit analyst in 2011 and now has nearly 30 years’ banking experience. As a commercial banking offi­cer, Fields is responsible for developing new banking and lending relationships, and providing Sound Advice to existing clients in the bank’s Walworth, Wisconsin market. Her background as an analyst uniquely positions her as an expert in commercial loan underwriting, analyzing ­financial statements and tax returns, evaluating collateral positions and assessing loan risk for the bank.

She attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and has completed numerous industry courses through the American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA). Fields ha prior experience at two other local fi­nancial institutions as both a credit analyst and commercial operations supervisor. She resides in South Beloit with her husband, Mark and two children, where they own and operate a small business in the Rockton area for over 16 years which has provided great insight to the financial needs of FNBT’s small business customers. Fields is based at FNBT’s Walworth, Wisconsin bank location.

Joining the bank in April 2016, Erica Strohm has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Residential Loan Production Manager for FNBT’s mortgage team in Walworth County, Wisconsin. Now with more than 25 years’ experience in the banking industry, she is responsible for business development and building relationships in the community. Strohm holds a bachelor’s degree in management with a personnel emphasis from the University of
Wisconsin – Whitewater, and has completed numerous training programs in the lending ­field to stay up-to-date on programs and changes within the mortgage and consumer lending ­field to provide Sound Advice to her clients.

Currently a member of the Lakes Area Realtors Association and Lakeland Builder’s Association, Strohm is very active in the community. Her previous volunteer work includes serving as treasurer for the Rotary Club of Lake Geneva from 2002 through 2005, and participating in the Women’s Weekend Committee and Geneva Lake Women’s Association’s diabetes outreach committee. She is based at the bank’s Walworth, Wisconsin bank location, and resides in Burlington, Wisconsin with her husband, Mike.

Dan Mowers has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Commercial Banking Officer, based at FNBT’s Rockton, Illinois bank location. In this role, he is responsible for providing Sound Advice, managing an existing portfolio of clients, and developing new banking and lending relationships. Mowers has more than 10 years of banking experience and joined FNBT in 2010 as a residential underwriter. Prior to FNBT, Mowers worked at HSBC in the consumer finance division.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Mowers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He volunteers his time as the President of the Beloit Area Crime Stoppers Board and delivers meals for Meals on Wheels in Beloit. He resides in Roscoe, Illinois with his wife, Kristina, and their two children.

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