Meet the Team Serving INB-Champaign


By: Sarah Phalen
INB President and CEO

Champaign team

Justin Gensler, Melissa Tepovich, Tom Whooley, Alyssa House, Mary Scott and David Nelson

This month, INB’s newest branch in Champaign has opened its doors, quickly expanding what first began as a one-person mortgage operation into a full-service branch.

Located at 217 S. Neil Street, Suite C in Champaign, our new branch is in the hub of downtown Champaign, convenient for customers and easy access to the city’s popular restaurants and businesses.

Location isn’t the only perk of INB Champaign. We’ve established a dedicated team of professionals ready to serve all of the mortgage, commercial and retail needs of our east central Illinois customers!

Introducing our new Champaign INB team…

Justin Gensler was INB Champaign’s first employee, starting in spring 2016. Now VP, Mortgage Loan Officer for INB, Justin originally started his banking career while needing a work permit! At age 15½, he was working as a part-time teller in his hometown of Tuscola, and by 22, he was managing his first bank. Justin has a huge passion for the local community and is constantly seeking ways to give back.

Thomas Whooley, VP, Commercial Lending, brought more than 10 years of lending experience to INB when he began in 2017. INB’s exceptional reputation in the local market is what attracted Tom to INB Champaign, and he is excited about the potential for growth in the heart of Illini country. Tom said he has already experienced the way that INB’s genuine, transparent relationships with our customers set us apart from competition.

Melissa Tepovich, VP, Business Solutions, was drawn to INB because of the close-knit culture of the bank with a high priority on community. Melissa has been in banking for 13 years and spent the last four years in a support role; she is excited to step into her new role at INB working directly with customers. As part of INB’s Treasury Services team, Melissa will help business clients in both the Champaign-Urbana and Bloomington-Normal areas simplify processes, improve cash flow, handle employee payroll and securely move financial data online.

David Nelson, Mortgage Originator, joined the team at INB Champaign after three years as sales manager for Champaign Chrysler. What David most enjoyed about his previous position is that each client and transaction was different, and he is now looking forward to serving the unique needs of INB’s mortgage clients and offering the best possible solutions for each loan.

Mary Scott was looking for a chance to grow professionally and creatively after previously working in the healthcare sector, and INB has provided her with that opportunity. As Branch Receptionist in Champaign, she worked with Justin at INB’s former mortgage office and is thrilled to be in the new downtown space with a growing, full-service team.

Alyssa House, Universal Banker, is already appreciative of the culture at INB’s Champaign branch after starting April 2 – “everyone is helpful, positive and really wants to be here,” she says. Alyssa has a history in customer service and has been in banking for the last two years, and her favorite part of her job is working directly with the people who walk through the doors.

INB Champaign welcomes you to our newly opened branch and looks forward to serving you!

Staff NMLS Numbers:
Justin Gensler NMLS #611367
Tom Whooley NMLS #743078
David Nelson NMLS #1718338

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