Lance Vonderheide Joins Peoples Bank & Trust

January 10, 2021

Pana, Illinois: Lance Vonderheide recently joined Peoples Bank & Trust as VP, Business Banking. In his role with the Bank, Lance will develop and build business and agricultural credit relationships. Lance will be based out of the Charleston location, but will service customers throughout Central Illinois. He is eager to begin his position and looks forward to meeting and serving many new clients.

“Lance is a great addition to our Charleston banking team. We believe he will be a tremendous asset to our Bank and to the Charleston community”, said John Gardner, Peoples Bank & Trust President and CEO. “He has a wide range of business experience and has shown professional character in every job he has done. We are pleased that he has agreed to join us.”

Lance grew up on a grain farm south of Neoga where he is still active today with his family. He is a farm kid at heart and enjoys connecting with others about what’s going on in the world of agriculture.

Lance graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He has worked as a credit analyst with Dieterich Bank and most recently served as a Loan Portfolio Manager with The Equity in Effingham. Lance serves as Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus council in Sigel and is a Trustee for Big Spring Township in Shelby County.

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