Press Release

Meet the Walworth County Retail Banking Team

Release date: 7/13/2016

Beloit, WI, – Marie Strombeck, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, announces an enhancement of the Retail Banking Team in First National Bank and Trust’s Walworth County Market. 

Photo of Holly AdamsonHolly Adamson has joined the bank as vice president, retail market manager. In her new role, Holly is responsible for managing the First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) retail branches in Walworth County, Wisconsin, including Delavan, Elkhorn, Walworth and Williams Bay. She serves 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. With eight years of banking experience, Holly most recently was a branch manager for another local financial institution. Prior to banking, she earned a degree in Criminal Justice and was in the law enforcement field. Holly will be based at the bank’s Walworth office.
Holly’s team of Retail Branch Managers includes Christina Dean, Toni Hinds, and Kathy Sanders. 

Photo of Christina DeanChristina Dean joined the bank in 2002 and is currently assistant vice president and branch manager of FNBT’s Walworth office located at 105 State Road 67 in Walworth, Wisconsin. She oversees branch sales, service and operational goals as well as provides sound financial advice to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community. Christina was formerly assistant cashier for Walworth State Bank which transitioned to First National Bank earlier this year. She has 20 years of experience in the banking industry and worked as a branch manager in Boynton Beach, Florida prior to coming to Walworth, Wisconsin where she is very active in the community. She is a member of the Walworth County Bankers Association and has volunteered her time and talents with the Open Arms Free Clinic, where she was the treasurer and board member for two years. She is instrumental in planning the bank’s annual Shred Fest event and represents the bank each year at the Elkhorn Area High School Financial Expo.

Photo of Toni HindsToni Hinds serves the community of Elkhorn, Wisconsin as branch manager of FNBT’s office located at 190 East Geneva Street in Elkhorn. She joined the bank in March of 2016 with eight years banking experience and an associate’s degree in business finance and management. She values relationships and enjoys working with customers to provide Sound Advice as they move from one financial life stage to the next. Always striving for excellence, Toni set a goal for herself to complete the Wisconsin Bankers Association’s mortgage lending school and received a mortgage lending certificate. Toni is a native of the Delavan and Elkhorn community and graduated from Elkhorn Area High School. She is a member of the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce.

Photo of Kathy SandersBorn and raised in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Kathy Sanders joined the team in 2011 as a teller after living in California for a few years. Since that time, she moved into a personal banker role, and now leads FNBT’s Williams Bay office as branch manager. Community involvement is a passion for Kathy and she represents FNBT in several community events throughout the year. She provides Sound Advice to develop her staff through coaching and training to help them achieve their professional goals, and is responsible for the sales, service, and operational goals of the branch as they align with the bank’s strategy. Kathy resides in Williams Bay, and she is based at FNBT’s Williams Bay office located at 121 North Walworth Avenue. 

Photo of Sarah BerrymanSarah Berryman has been promoted to the role of branch manager at FNBT’s Darien office located at 218 North Walworth Street. Previously a personal banker at the branch, Sarah started with FNBT in 1997 and has over 25 years of banking experience. Her honest and straightforward personality helps her provide timely Sound Advice to all her customers and employees. She is 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.

Photo of Steve StupecSarah replaces Steve Stupec in the Darien office as Steve has taken on the position of assistant vice president and branch manager of FNBT’s Beloit-Inman Parkway at 1882 Inman Parkway in Beloit, Wisconsin. He will oversee branch sales, service, and operational goals as well as provide sound financial advice to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community. Prior to joining FNBT in 2015, Steve worked as branch manager at a local financial institution and now has 15 years of banking experience. He has taken college-level coursework and has completed several banking industry courses over the past few years. Active in the community, Steve is involved with Junior Achievement and is a former board member of the North East Business Association (NEBA) in Beloit. 

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