Ali McNeely Joins Peoples Bank & Trust

October 16, 2023

Pana, Illinois: Ali McNeely has joined Peoples Bank & Trust as Vice President, Finance.  In her role with the Bank, Ali will assist our CFO, Craig Deere and VP, Finance Michelle Blackwell in managing the various financial responsibilities of the bank.

“Ali is a great addition to our Pana banking team. We believe she will be a tremendous asset to our Bank”, said John Gardner, Peoples Bank & Trust President and CEO. “She has shown professional leadership in every position that she has previously held. We are very pleased that she has agreed to join us”.

Ali has over 5 years of accounting experience ranging from tax to financial systems governance to financial advising to fair value accounting. Ali has previously worked at ADM where she held various accounting positions. Ali also has previous experience in the banking industry.

Ali received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and is working towards her Masters of Business Administration at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Ali is a native of Pana, where she currently resides with her fiancé Alan Handy and their children Emma and Benjamin Handy.

Peoples Bank & Trust is a locally owned and managed independent community bank with ten offices located in Pana, Altamont, Charleston, Chatham, Morrisonville, Palmyra, Taylorville, Tower Hill, Waverly, and White Hall. Peoples is a full service bank offering outstanding customer service to consumers, small business, and farmers in Central Illinois. People First Bancshares, Inc., with corporate offices in Pana, Illinois, is the holding company for Peoples Bank & Trust.