Ashley Basso Promoted to Vice President, Consumer Banking

October 1, 2014

Pana, IL: Peoples Bank & Trust is proud to announce the promotion of a key employee, Ashley Basso, and changes in Consumer Banking responsibilities.

Ashley Basso has been promoted to Vice President, Consumer Banking. Ashley will lead the department to deliver exemplary quality banking services to consumer banking customers in the Pana-Tower Hill, Altamont and Charleston branches. Ashley joined the Bank as a part time teller in 2007 and has been promoted to full time teller, Consumer Banker, Consumer Banking Officer and most recently, AVP, Consumer Banking. Ashley lives in Taylorville with her husband, Andrew. She is a member of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and serves as a Board member of the United Way of Christian County. Ashley is completing her final year of Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a graduate of Athens High School and the University of Illinois with a degree in Business Administration and History.

Jennifer Nagle, Vice-President, Consumer Banking will oversee the Consumer Banking departments in the Taylorville, Morrisonville, Chatham, Waverly, Morrisonville and White Hall branch areas.

The current Consumer Banking Officers and Consumer Bankers in each branch will continue to provide exemplary quality banking services to the consumer banking customers in their areas. They include Kathleen Anderson and Kacie Rankin in Charleston, Terri Beal in Altamont, Kristi Hard and Joani Jones in Pana, Judy Prasun, Len Hempen and Sarah Van Huss in Taylorville, Marty Kerns in Chatham, Jeff Grimmett, Melissa Fairless, Susan Palliser and Jodi Vollmer in Waverly and Lori Doolin and Kathy Schnettgoecke in White Hall.

There have been some new additions and changes in the Teller departments as well. Carole Gensler and Jessica Bland have recently accepted full time teller positions in Taylorville; two new part time tellers have been added to the Pana branch, Natalie Cloe and Mariah Inman; two new part time tellers, Molly Holthaus and Becky Nelson, have been added to Charleston and Kimberly Tarrant will be joining the Altamont branch as a full time teller. Emily Rubio has accepted a full time position in the Waverly branch. Other new faces in the Waverly branch are Maygun Terrill, Mackenzie Stewart and Zach Beaty, who have all recently joined the bank as part time tellers.

“With recent bank growth, staffing needs have changed within our organization,” said John Gardner, Peoples Bank & Trust President and CEO “and I’m very pleased Ashley, Carole, Jessica and Emily have agreed to assume even greater responsibility in our organization and Natalie, Mariah, Molly, Becky, Maygun, Mackenzie, Zach and Kimberly are great additions to our banking team,”

Peoples Bank & Trust is a locally owned and managed independent community bank with ten offices located in Pana, Taylorville, Altamont, Tower Hill, Charleston, Springfield, Morrisonville, Palmyra, 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.