Evans Joins Peoples Bank & Trust Board of Directors

December 29, 2023

Pana, Ill. – Peoples Bank & Trust, and its holding company Peoples First Bancshares, are pleased to announce that Kelly Evans has been appointed to the board of directors.

Kelly Evans brings a deep and diverse history of experience, education and leadership to his new position. As President & CEO of LINC Systems in Westfield, IN he helped guide the company’s growth to include a nationwide sales and service footprint and authored their five-year strategic plan. He also served as President & CEO of R. V. Evans Company; a family-owned distribution company founded in 1937.

Kelly’s board service highlights also include Decatur Memorial Hospital, Illinois Health Sciences Board, Millikin University Center for Entrepreneurship and Millikin Decatur Executive Association. He obtained a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Millikin University as well as an Industrial Distribution Professional Certificate from Purdue University.

Kelly and his wife, Tina, live in Decatur.

“We feel fortunate to be able to enhance the breadth of experience that Kelly brings,” stated Michael Trexler, Chairman of the Board for Peoples First Bancshares, Inc. and Peoples Bank & Trust. “We have always placed an emphasis on providing customers with the best possible experience and ensuring a relaxed yet professional culture for our employees. With his experience in leadership, operations and innovation, we hope to identify new and exciting opportunities to live into our ‘We Put People First’ positioning.”

Peoples Bank & Trust President and CEO, John Gardner added, “We place a heavy focus on working with and for our customers, both individuals and businesses. Looking for opportunities to strengthen our ability to provide the best possible service is at the center of what we do. And this includes at the Director levels.”

Other members of the bank holding company board include: Michael Trexler, Chairman, Brad Davis, Vice Chairman, Michael Beyers, David Dorn, John Gardner, Josh Shallenberger, Chris Swing, Brittany Walters and David Slater, Director Emeritus.

 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 businesses, and farmers in Central Illinois. Peoples First Bancshares, Inc., with corporate offices in Pana, Illinois, is the holding company for Peoples Bank & Trust.

For more information on Peoples Bank & Trust and their available banking services or how they can help with consumer or business lending needs, contact the bank at 888-728-1954 or visit www.BankPBT.com