Press Release

Don O'Day Promoted

Release date: 1/7/2019

Beloit, WI – David McCoy, President of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT), is pleased to announce that Don O’Day has been promoted to Executive Vice President Chief Banking Officer. In this position, he will play a key role in the execution of the bank’s strategy as he continues to lead the commercial and consumer banking sales 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-ODay“Don’s focus on the customer experience combined with his remarkable career in executive leadership helps position First National Bank and Trust for future growth,” said McCoy. “This past year, he was instrumental in the development of the bank’s strategic plan and will be a driving force in its execution.”

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 at 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. Before joining the FNBT family in 2017 as EVP, Chief Lending and Retail Officer, O’Day served as Executive Vice President of Inland Bank in Oak Brook, Illinois.

As part of the bank’s executive management team, O’Day participates in the overall management of the bank and is based at the bank’s Beloit-Grand Ave office located at 345 E Grand Ave in Beloit, Wisconsin. O’Day resides in Roscoe, Illinois 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.