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Agriculture

Stremlau re-elected group director of bankers association

SPRINGFIELD — Alan Stremlau, CEO of Illini State Bank, Tonica, was re-elected as group director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) at the association’s annual convention held recently in St. Louis.

As a group director, he serves on the CBAI board of directors, as well as its strategic planning and membership committees.

Stremlau graduated from Western Illinois University, Macomb, in 1986. He also graduated from the CBAI Community Bankers School, Bloomington, and Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wis.

Stremlau started his career with Tonica State Bank and Farmers State Bank of Lostant in 1986 as an agricultural loan officer. These two banks merged into Illini State Bank, Oglesby, in 1988, where he has served as CEO since 2012.

He is a director and board secretary on the Illini State Bank and ISB Bancorp boards. Stremlau has served on the Community BancService Corporation board and now serves on the CBAI board as a group director.

Stremlau’s civic duties including serving as chief and president of the Tonica Fire, Ambulance and Rescue Services, serving on the Planning Commission and Zoning Board for the village of Tonica, and volunteering and serving as a member of the Games Committee for the Starved Rock Area Special Olympics.

He is past president and treasurer of the Tonica Commercial Association and past campaign chair for the United Way of the Illinois Valley fund drive.

Stremlau and his wife, Misty, are residents of Tonica and are parents of two sons and two daughters.

CBAI is a professional trade association representing 330 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their 880 Illinois bank branches.

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