Shallenberger Joins Peoples Bank & Trust Board of Directors

April 20, 2021

Peoples Bank & Trust, and its holding company, People First Bancshares, Inc., are pleased to announce that Josh M. Shallenberger has been appointed as a Director.

Josh M. Shallenberger is President / CEO of Shelby Electric Cooperative and its subsidiaries, Shelby Energy and PWR-net, headquartered in Shelbyville, IL. Shelby Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving all or parts of Christian, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Macon, Montgomery, Moultrie, Sangamon and Shelby Counties. The cooperative serves around 10,000 member-owners over 2,200 miles of energized lines.

Josh is a graduate of Shelbyville High School and holds a BS in Finance from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, and a Master of Accountancy Science from Northern Illinois University – Dekalb. Josh is a Certified Public Accountant.

Josh also serves in board positions with Prairie Power, Inc., HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Illinois Action Committee for Rural Electrification, Shelby County CEO, East Central Illinois Economic Development, Christian County Economic Development Corporation, and Shelby County Economic Development.

Josh and his wife, Shannon, live in Shelbyville, IL and have three daughters, Samantha, Shelby, and Kiley Jo.

Other members of the bank and holding company’s Boards of Directors include Michael M. Trexler, David Slater, John Gardner, David Dorn, Jr., Brad Davis, and Chris Swing.

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