Press Release

Sara Burns Promoted to Vice President, Retail Market Manager

Release date: 1/28/2016

Beloit, WI - First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT) is pleased to announce that Sara Burns has been promoted to vice president, retail market manager for FNBT’s branches in Rock County, Wisconsin. In this role, Sara will serve as a retail management team member to develop sales and service plans, coordinate and manage strategic priorities that support bank-wide initiatives, as well as coach and develop branch managers. Additionally, Sara will be based at, and continue to serve as the branch manager of, the bank’s Beloit-Inman Parkway branch.

Photo of Sara BurnsSara’s career began 14 years ago as a teller at FNBT. Since then, she has worked as a personal banker and branch manager prior to her most recent promotion to retail market manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barker College and is active in the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce as a Chamber Ambassador and as the treasurer of the Chamber’s Rising Professionals group.

With a passion for helping area youth, Sara has been instrumental in organizing and fundraising for Beloit’s local “Shop with a Hero” program. In partnership with area police and fire departments, this program provides an opportunity for underprivileged children to shop with a local hero for Christmas gifts for themselves or a family member. Sara’s efforts helped raise over $1,500 in 2015. She also volunteers with the Downtown Beloit Association’s Holidazzle and Art Walk events and participates with the bank at the annual Taste of Home Cooking Show.

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 more than 27,000 households in 9 communities and 12 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $820 million. 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