CLINTON — First National Bank and Trust Company announced this week Lance White has joined the bank as the new Vice President of Ag and Business Banking.
Lance has over 25 years in commercial, consumer and mortgage lending in community banking. He also has a broad background in the areas of loan administration, compliance and operations.
“The opportunity to add Lance to our team came at the perfect time and reinforces our commitment to lending in and around DeWitt County by growing our lending team,” said First National Bank and Trust Company President, Josh Shofner. “He has been serving DeWitt County borrowers for the vast majority of his 29-year-career, all working and living within DeWitt County.”
“I know those he has worked with over the years were treated fairly and very appreciative of his service. We look to continue those trends and commitment to clients and the community in his new role with First National Bank.”
Lance, a native of Clinton, graduated from Clinton High School, and then graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a minor in Computer Information Systems. Additionally, he graduated from three programs with the Illinois Bankers Association including the two-year Illinois School of Banking, Residential Real Estate Lending School, and Advanced Consumer Lending School, as well as the Community Bankers Association of Illinois Community Bankers Compliance School.
“I look forward to expanding my career here at First National Bank and Trust Company and working with this great team! My goal as a lender is to provide a positive and personal experience in every banking relationship and I look forward to continuing that here,” said Vice President of Ag and Business Banking, Lance White. “The community reinvestment First National Bank and Trust Company contributes to our community and our youth attracted me to this bank, including the REV grants for small businesses, Junior Achievement and financial literacy programs provided to the schools, as well as the support to local nonprofits. I am impressed by the culture and vision this bank has established for the employees, the bank clients and the community we serve.”
Lance is 20-plus year member of Clinton Kiwanis Service Club with many of those years as a board member, and currently serves as a board member and treasurer with the DeWitt County Development Council.
He has also been a past board member of the Clinton Exchange Club and volunteered as assistant coach for multiple youth sports leagues. For over 25 years, he has been a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, served many years as a board member and his most cherished position was serving as president and leader of the youth group.
Lance and his wife, Sally reside in Clinton and have three adult children. In his free time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, attending car shows and spending time with family and friends.