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Shannon Furman Selected to Participate in Future Leaders Alliance

March 17, 2017

Clinton, IL, March 17, 2017 - Shannon Furman, Universal Banker for First National Bank and Trust Company of Clinton, Illinois, has been selected to participate in the Future Leaders Alliance offered through the Illinois Bankers Association. This year-long leadership program is dedicated to enhancing the professional development of new and promising bank leaders through three primary components: education, community service and networking.

Furman will partake in comprehensive training, which involves attending educational sessions while performing local community service teaching financial literacy. The education sessions cover core topics such as Leadership and Influence, Team Building, Coaching, Service Leadership, Financial Marketing and Branding, Legislative Process, Accounting for Bankers, Asset Liability Management, Regulatory Hot Topics, and more.

“As a young professional, I love new challenges and I like tasks that keep me on my toes. I am passionate about creating an approachable atmosphere where colleagues can grow and explore their strengths and weaknesses," said Furman, who has been with First National Bank for one year. "Participating in IBA’s Future Leaders Alliance will not only equip me for leadership, but also the ever evolving industry of bank operations so that we may do something outside the box at First National Bank .“

The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks, savings banks and savings and loan associations of all sizes in the State of Illinois and collectively represents the vast majority of banking assets and banking employees in our state.

About First National Bank and Trust Co: First National Bank & Trust Company is a community bank located in Clinton, Illinois. Dedicated to community prosperity, the bank was chartered in 1872 under the name DeWitt County National Bank. The name was changed First National Bank and Trust Company in 1974, and was recently acquired by TS Banking Group in 2017. With $125 million in assets, First National Bank is dedicated to community reinvestment and gives 10% of its net income back to the community. For more information visit