Press Release


Don O’Day Joins FNBT as EVP/Chief Lending and Retail Officer

Release date: 12/18/2017

Beloit, WI, December 18, 2017 – Steve Eldred, President and Chief Executive Officer of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Don O’Day has joined the company as Executive Vice President Chief Lending and Retail Officer. In this role, O’Day will lead the commercial and retail banking teams in serving our communities with Sound Advice, excellent customer service, and innovative financial solutions to fit the individual needs of consumers, families and businesses throughout the bank’s footprint.
 

Photo of Don ODayO’Day comes to FNBT from Inland Bank in Oak Brook, Illinois, where he held the title of Executive Vice President. As EVP Chief Lending and Retail Officer at FNBT, O’Day will lead the commercial and consumer banking teams in serving our communities with Sound Advice, excellent customer service, and innovative financial solutions to fit the individual needs of consumers, families and businesses throughout the bank’s footprint.

O’Day earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, and has had an impressive career in banking including retail sales, customer service, commercial and consumer lending, treasury management, credit administration, as well as executive leadership. He began his career as a Vice President and Branch Manager with Oak Brook Bank before moving to Cole Taylor Bank in Rosemont, Illinois where he served various roles of increased responsibility. He was serving as Senior Vice President (SVP), Director of Community Banking when he left Cole Taylor Bank to become SVP, Regional Retail Manager Banco Popular North America, also in Rosemont. Within a year, Don was promoted to the position of SVP, Illinois Business Banking Director. He was later recruited by Suburban Bank and Trust in Elmhurst, Illinois where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer before being named President at the same company.

“Don’s focus on the customer experience combined with his remarkable career in executive leadership will help position First National Bank and Trust for future growth,” said Eldred. “He is a great addition to the bank and we are excited he has joined the team.

As part of the bank’s executive management team, O’Day will participate in the overall management of the bank and will be based at the bank’s Beloit-Grand Ave office located at 345 E Grand Ave in Beloit, Wisconsin. O’Day currently resides in Naperville, Illinois but will be relocating to the Beloit, Wisconsin area with his wife, Gayle.

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 $1.2 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 www.bankatfirstnational.com.