Peoples Bank & Trust Announces Promotions and Changes to the Consumer Banking Department

June 28, 2021

Peoples Bank & Trust is proud to announce the addition of Lea Stuckemeyer, AVP, Consumer Banking and the promotion of a two key employees, Jennifer Mathis and Kacie Rankin.
Lea Stuckemeyer has joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Consumer Banking at our Altamont branch. In her role, Lea will provide leadership to deliver exemplary quality banking services to consumer banking customers in the Altamont area. Lea is an experienced bank executive with twenty-eight years in banking and we are very pleased that she has agreed to join us. Lea is actively involved in her church, St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran and Altamont Garden Club, where she has served as Vice-President the past two years. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling, camping and scrapbooking all the memories. Lea wants to help the Bank and her team to continue to grow and prosper. She looks forward to continuing to serve and help the people in the Altamont community.

Jennifer Mathis has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Consumer Banking. Jennifer joined the Bank in July 2010 as a Teller and later was promoted to Consumer Banker and Consumer Banking officer. Jennifer is well known in the Pana branch. In her role, Jennifer will provide leadership to deliver exemplary quality banking services to consumer banking customers in the Pana branch area. Jennifer is a Director of the Pana Chamber of Commerce and a SMART Buddy with the Pana School District. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and family and creating tasty treats for her baking business. Jennifer is an asset to our Consumer Banking department. She is knowledgeable of the products and services we offer and is always willing to go out of her way to assist our customers.

Kacie Rankin has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Consumer Banking. Kacie joined the Bank in May 2013 as a part time teller in our Charleston office. Kacie was promoted to the Consumer Banking position in 2014 and to Consumer Banking Officer in 2017. Kacie will be responsible for providing courteous, individualized and comprehensive banking services to consumer banking customers in the Charleston branch area. Kacie is a lifelong resident of Charleston. Kacie graduated from Lake Land College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business. Kacie is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon. She serves on the Board of the Charleston Chill Softball Association as Treasurer. Kacie enjoys playing and watching softball and golf. She also loves to travel and spend time on the beach and taste local cuisine as well as spending time with her family. Kacie is a valuable member of the Consumer Banking department. She is involved in many community activities and is always willing to assist our customers in whatever ways she can.

The Bank would also like to recognize the following employees who will be retiring this summer: Kathleen Anderson, AVP, Consumer Banking from Charleston; Terri Beal, AVP Consumer Banking from Altamont and Barb Price, Deposit Operations from White Hall. We would like to thank them for their significant contributions to our success over the years. We wish them the best for a wonderful retirement.

“The talents and abilities of our employees are very valuable to our team. We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of people to serve our customers now and in the future,” said John Gardner, Peoples Bank & Trust President and CEO “and I’m very pleased Jennifer and Kacie have agreed to assume even greater responsibility in our organization and Lea will be a great addition 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.