Danielle receives award from Illinois Bankers Associati

Local banker graduates from Future Leaders Alliance with Illinois Bankers Association

March 29, 2023

Clinton, IL, March 29, 2023 – Danielle Decker, Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President of First National Bank and Trust Company has graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) offered through the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The graduation commencement was held during the IBA’s annual ONE Conference on Friday, March 3, 2023. The fourteen-month FLA program is dedicated to enhancing the professional development of promising bank leaders through three primary components: education, community service and networking.

Participants were involved in comprehensive training, which involved attending educational sessions, performing local community service, and completing an advancement strategy project that brought value directly back to their banks and customers. The education sessions covered core topics such as leadership and influence, team building, coaching, service leadership, collaboration skills, financial marketing and branding, legislative process, presentation skills, accounting for bankers, asset liability management, regulatory hot topics, cyber security, executed an on-line banking simulation and more.

Pictured above: Future Leader Alliance students gather for a picture

“The FLA program has been a wonderful experience. It was great to build working relationships with others in different fields of banking, and those in the IBA. Overall, I grew so much from completing this course, to better myself for my team and for our clients,” said Decker.

Danielle has been with First National Bank and Trust Company since August of 2019, starting as a Universal Banker and growing to Branch Manager. She received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Eastern Illinois University. Danielle likes to serve as a Junior Achievement volunteer in different schools within the local communities and help children learn more financial literacy principles.

To learn more about the FLA program with the IBA visit https://illinois.bank.

*Photo caption: Pictured left to right: Rachel Selvaggio with the IBA, Danielle Decker, Branch Manager at FNBT and Besty Johnson the IBA Chair, President & CEO Solutions Bank.

About the Illinois Bankers Association: The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the Illinois banking industry employs more than 105,000 people in over 4,300 offices across the state.

About First National Bank & Trust Company: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois as well as Arcadia, Whitehall and Independence, Wisconsin. Dedicated to community prosperity, the First National Bank and Trust Company was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank and became part of the TS Banking Group in 2017. With $410 million in assets, First National Bank and Trust Company is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its pre-tax income back to the community. For more information, visit firstnbtc.com.