Foresight Financial names new president

Linda Heckert has been named president and chief executive officer of the State Bank of Davis, Rockford, Ill. Heckert was senior vice president and director of retail and business banking at Northwest Bank of Rockford, a subsidiary of Foresight Financial, the bank’s holding company. Heckert held that role for seven years.

Heckert joined the Foresight Financial Group in 2009. She has more than twenty years of commercial banking and financial services experience. A local resident of rural, southern Wisconsin, Heckert has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the Illinois State University, Normal, and an MBA, graduating with distinction from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

She also has been appointed to the board.

In November 2017, Mary Hartman, president/CEO of State Bank, Freeport, was appointed interim president at State Bank of Davis. Hartman will continue to be involved during a transition period to ensure all operations and customer service is maintained.

Similarly, Heckert will be involved with Northwest Bank during a transition period to ensure customer needs are met.

“I am proud of the addition of Linda to our team of bank presidents,” said Robert W. Stenstrom, chairman of the Foresight board. “Linda has demonstrated outstanding leadership at Northwest Bank and her promotion at State Bank of Davis and growth within the Foresight organization will position her to further contribute to the community, bank and entire organization. Our strong leaders at our six subsidiary banks are focused on being the preferred local banks in Northwest Illinois, enhancing shareholder value through our unique style of banking.”

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