First National Bank & Trust CEO announces retirement

Michigan-based First National Bank & Trust CEO David Kashian is retiring after 30 years with the bank. A former OCC bank examiner, Kashian’s career at the Iron Mountain-based bank began in 1993 as a senior vice president and senior loan officer. In 2005, Kashian was named president and CEO. He served as president until June … Read more

Finward Bancorp Executive Board Chair David Bochnowski to retire this year

David Bochnowski will retire this year as executive board chair of Munster, Ind.-based Finward Bancorp. Bochnowski’s retirement is effective June 30. The board appointed his son, Finward Bancorp President and CEO Benjamin Bochnowski, to succeed him as chair. The changes at the holding company of Peoples Bank  are considered part of its succession planning process.  … Read more

First Dakota National Bank CEO to retire at the end of the year

First Dakota National Bank CEO Larry Ness will retire at the end of this year following a 40-year career with the bank. Ness, 77, has served as CEO of the $2.6 billion bank since 1983. He will be succeeded by bank president Rob Stephenson.  Ness, who became the bank’s majority in 1995, plans to remain … Read more

Foresight Financial Group president/CEO retires, interim leader named

Winnebago, Ill.-based Foresight Financial Group, Inc., announced the retirement of President/CEO and Director Rex Entsminger. Entsminger had held the three roles within the $1.45 billion, northwestern Illinois-based holding company since the spring of 2018. The board appointed Peter Morrison, currently the president and CEO of a Foresight subsidiary, State Bank in Freeport, Ill., as the … Read more

ChoiceOne board member retires, two appointed

Patrick Cronin retired from the boards of directors of Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Financial Services and ChoiceOne Bank on Sept. 21. Cronin was appointed to the ChoiceOne Financial Services board three years ago in connection with the merger of Lapeer, Mich.-based County Bank Corp. into ChoiceOne. A local State Farm insurance agent for 48 years, Cronin … Read more

The Farmers Bank CEO to retire next year

Frankfort, Ind.-based The Farmers Bank President and CEO Karen Gregerson will retire in September 2023. Gregerson has been with the bank in those roles for six years. She started her banking career in Marion, Ind., following her graduation from Ball State University’s Miller College of Business. She has a master’s degree from Indiana Tech, Fort … Read more

HBT Financial to undertake CFO succession plan

Executive Vice President Matthew Doherty will step down from the CFO role he holds at  Bloomington, Ill.-based HBT Financial, Inc., at the end of this year.  Peter Chapman, EVP and CFO of the $13 billion Great Western Bancorp, Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D. will join HBT Financial on Oct. 1 and assume the CFO role on … Read more

First Business Bank CFO to retire, successor named

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank CFO Edward Sloane Jr. will retire next March.  The bank plans to name current Chief Accounting Officer Brian Spielmann to succeed him. Spielmann is expected to serve as deputy CFO and the CAO until he assumes Sloane Jr.’s current role.  Spielmann, who joined the bank in 2006, held a variety … Read more