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Local community bank announces new hire

March 8, 2022

Clinton, IL, March 9, 2022 – Ag and Business Relationship Manager, Braden Newman recently joined the team at First National Bank and Trust Company in Clinton.

Newman, a native of Clinton is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy. Additionally, he is familiar with farming through working with multiple family farms in the area and most recently serving as a federal crop adjustor throughout Illinois.

Since joining First National Bank and Trust Company in November, Newman has attended the Midwest Ag Banking School at Purdue University and earned the ABA certification in Business and Commercial Lending.

"We were excited with the opportunity to add Braden to our team with his local connections and agricultural background. He understands ag production is ever changing and how today’s producers have to evolve. At the root of it all is a farmer, a good steward who understands the land they care for and the hard work required to maximize production for the world,” said First National Bank and Trust Company President, Josh Shofner.

Newman will be working alongside ag producers with their operating lines, ag real estate loans, equipment loans as well as business needs of commercial clients. In his spare time, he likes to farm, work on trucks and golf.

For any ag or commercial need, please contact Braden Newman at or 217-935-7462.

About First National Bank and Trust Company: First National Bank and 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 $400 million in assets, First National Bank and Trust Company is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information, visit