James E. Adcock

SVP/Chief Lending Officer

NMLS #718698

Jim has been in banking for more than 35 years, including more than 19 years with Peoples Bank & Trust, currently serving as the SVP/Chief Lending Officer. Prior to working for Peoples, Jim worked in the farm management and real estate appraisal market and was a lender for First Trust Bank in Taylorville. Jim was born and raised in Assumption and his office is located at the Taylorville branch. Jim has served in numerous community activities over the years, most recently the Board of Directors for Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He has been an officer in the Taylorville Optimist Club for over 29 years. Jim enjoys utilizing his agricultural background working with the ag producers throughout Central Illinois.

Ashley M. Basso

VP, Business Banking/Sr. Deposit Officer

NMLS #718693

Ashley has been a part of the Peoples Bank & Trust team for over 15 years. In her role as VP, Business Banker and Senior Deposit Officer, Ashley works with business and municipal deposit and loan customers. She also manages the bank's suite of commercial e-banking solutions. Outside of her work at the bank, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, supporting rescue animals and cheering on her favorite sports teams. Ashley currently serves on the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Board. Ashley enjoys being a problem solver and finding the answers and solutions for clients.

Nick J. Epley

VP, Business Banking

NMLS #718690

Nick, a native of Pana, is a VP in Business Banking and has been a part of Peoples Bank & Trust and the banking industry for 25 years. Nick enjoys bowling, fishing, and hunting in his free time. You will see Nick in the community as a member of the ELKS Club, Knights of Columbus, Pana Sportsman Club, and Moose. Nick is also actively involved in his family's organic grain and livestock farm as a co-owner in three local feed stores with his brother. Nick enjoys helping his clients achieve their long and short term financial goals.

Robert D. Lyman

Community Bank President

NMLS #619464

Robert has been a part of Peoples Bank & Trust for more 19 years. In his free time, Robert enjoys watching racing and football, working around the house and spending time with friends. Robert also serves on the Tri-County Community Development Corporation Board, Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation Board, Waverly East Cemetery Board, and is involved with the Elks in Jacksonville.

Andrew S. Olson

VP, Business Banking

NMLS #606355

Andrew joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking in 2020. He is based in our Chatham facility and enjoys meeting the needs of our Business customers in the Chatham, Springfield and Jacksonville markets. Andrew is a graduate of Illinois State University, where he earned his BA in English and MBA degrees. A native of Chicago, he currently resides in Springfield. Andrew has over 14 years in banking experience.

Jordan Ruppert

VP, Business Banking

NMLS #703676

Jordan recently rejoined the Peoples Bank & Trust team as VP, Business Banking. Jordan previously worked for Peoples from March 2018 through September 2020. Jordan recently moved back to Illinois after residing in Kansas. Jordan is a native of Witt and a graduate of Nokomis High School. He received his Bachelors degree in Agri-Business Economics from Southern Illinois University. Jordan has over 15 years of banking experience. Outside the Bank, Jordan enjoys raising cattle and farm life with his wife and two daughters. Jordan is glad to be rejoining the Peoples Bank & Trust team and looks forward to seeing his old customers and meeting and serving many new clients.

Lance Vonderheide

VP, Business Banking

NMLS #2091944

Lance joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking in our Charleston branch in 2020. Lance grew up in Neoga on a family farm operation. He is a graduate of Neoga High School and Eastern Illinois University. Lance has worked for Effingham Equity as a Credit Loan Portfolio Manager throughout Central and East Central Illinois. Lance is a member of the Knights of Columbus in Sigel and a Trustee for Big Spring Township. He is extremely excited to be a part of our team and continues to enjoy the opportunity to meet new customers and friends and serve the needs of his current customers.

Joe A. Wills

VP, Business Banking

NMLS #718683

Joe is VP, Business Banking and has been with Peoples Bank & Trust for more than 15 years. He has worked with AG lending since he started in the banking industry more than 28 years ago. Outside the bank, Joe keeps busy on his family farm, where he lives and that has been in his family for more than a century. In the community, Joe serves on the Fayette County Board and is President of the Fayette County Health Department.