Press Release


FNBT Compliance Officer Earns National Certification

Release date: 12/5/2016

Beloit, WI, December 5, 2016 – Lisa Zeimetz, vice president and compliance officer of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT), was recently awarded the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.

Photo of Lisa ZeimetzThe CRCM designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of bank regulatory compliance. To qualify for the CRCM certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the compliance profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CRCM exam covers regulatory requirements as they relate to credit, deposits/securities, safety and soundness, information reporting and corporate responsibility.

“Earning the CRCM designation validates Lisa’s experience and depth of education in the bank regulatory compliance industry,” said Brian Bisbey, executive vice president, chief operating officer for the bank. “Her expertise will continue to help FNBT achieve our future success.”
Zeimetz joined FNBT in 2015. In her role, she manages the administration of compliance and risk management activities and procedures, to ensure that the bank remains in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. She also chairs the Bank’s Regulatory Compliance Committee and is responsible for administering the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program, in addition to assisting the Bank’s BSA Officer in carrying out their entity-wide BSA program.  

Financial services professionals, working through the Institute of Certified Bankers, initiated the CRCM designation and six others in order to establish meaningful standards of knowledge in specialty areas of the financial services industry.  ICB certifications formally recognize those who meet these standards and meet professional continuing education and development requirements.

ICB, with more than 11,000 certified members, provides financial services professionals with confidence, credibility and recognition through its certifications. As a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, ICB promotes the highest standards of performance in the financial services industry by validating individuals’ knowledge and expertise. For more information about the Institute of Certified Bankers and its professional certifications, visit www.aba.com/icb.

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 www.bankatfirstnational.com.