Press Release

First National Bank and Trust Company Announces New Hires

Release date: 9/8/2016

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) welcomes Steph Abel and Tim Pagel to the FNBT team in the bank’s Walworth county market. 


Steph Abel joins the bank as assistant vice president and branch manager of FNBT’s Delavan, Wisconsin office. In this role, he oversees branch sales, service and operational goals as well as provides sound financial advice to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community. With more than 20 years of banking experience, most recently as a branch manager for BMO Harris Bank in the Brookfield area, Steph has earned a certification in business banking and retail leadership. He received an associate’s degree in business administration from Wright College and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree.



With eight years of banking experience, Tim Pagel comes to FNBT as assistant vice president and branch manager of the
Williams Bay, Wisconsin office. He received his degree in marketing and Spanish. Along with managing the branch’s daily operations, Tim will be responsible for creating customer centric sales and service strategies that build relationships with the bank’s clients and developing the branch staff through coaching and training. Active in the community, Tim volunteers his time with Habitat for Humanity. 

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