TrustBank CCL designated employees
(May 9, 2011)
TrustBank is honored to recognize three employees who continue to successfully complete all requirements necessary to retain the Certified Community Lender (CCL) designation.
Larry F. Volk is Senior Vice President at TrustBank. Larry graduated from Olney Central College and Eastern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Accounting Program at the Business College. Larry began working at TrustBank in 1992 and has been Internal Auditor, Security Officer, Human Resource Manager, Branch Manager of the Richland County Mall Branch and Vice President before being promoted to Senior Vice President. He graduated from the Midwest School for Community Bankers in 2001 and achieved the designation of Certified Community Lender in 2006. He coaches Little League Baseball and fifth and sixth grade basketball. He also has been an officer in the Olney Knights of Columbus and currently serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County Board. Volk resides in Sumner with his wife, Birgit, and stepchildren Conner and Emma. He is the son of Frank and Linda Volk of Olney.
Keith W. Schonert is Vice President/Commercial Lending at TrustBank. Keith graduated from the University of Illinois in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics. Before coming to work for TrustBank, he worked in banking for 3 1/2 years and spent another 3 1/2 years working as an insurance agent for Country Companies. He began working for TrustBank in the loan department in February 1994 and achieved the designation of Certified Community Lender in 2007. Keith and his wife, Tere, reside in Olney. They are the parents of Christina, Tyler, Mitchell, Connor, & Lauren.
Deborah A. Mitchell is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at TrustBank. Debbie attended East Richland High School and Olney Central College. She then attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the Finance Program at the Business College. After graduation, she was a Bank Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for eight years. She began working at TrustBank in April 2002 as the Loan Review Professional/Audit Coordinator and joined the Management Team in 2003. In 2005, she was promoted to Vice President/Risk Management and also achieved the designation of Certified Community Lender. She was promoted to her current position in April 2007. Debbie serves as President of the Olney Central College Foundation. Mitchell and her husband, Aaron, reside east of Olney with their two sons, Seth and Lance. She is the daughter of Dan and Mary Ann Kuenstler.
Designed to professionalize the position of a community bank lender, the Certified Community Lender designation establishes a standard of knowledge in the field. Certified Community Lenders exemplify a commitment to excellence in community bank lending.
Candidates must have three or more years of lending experience and pass a six-hour exam to be awarded this classification. Skills subject to testing included consumer lending, residential real estate lending, business financial statements, compliance regulations, loan review, loan collection, portfolio management and problem loan identification and management. The re-certification process requires the CCL to accumulate 24 hours of continuing education/professional development every two years.