INB Branch Manager Andi Whalen recently was recognized for her exceptional business and community leadership by being named one of 20 under 40. The recognition is sponsored by Pantagraph Media. Andi was recognized in Bloomington at the Leaders of Distinction Awards ceremony sponsored by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.Andi Whalen

After the Sept. 30 event, President and CEO Sarah Phalen posted to LinkedIn, “Proud to support our very own Andi Whalen as she received an award for 20 Under 40 . . . We are honored to work with so many talented people.”

The following is taken from the publication listing this year’s 20 Under 40.

Career Highlights and Accomplishments:

  • Bloomington-Normal Jaycee of the Year 2017
  • Leadership McLean County, class of 2018
  • Future Leaders Alliance, class of 2022

Community Involvement:

  • Secretary and Advisory Board Member, McLean County Recovery and Drug Courts
  • Junior League Member; Champaign-Urbana
  • Treasurer, ongoing chair of Christmas Parade and the 2021 Bruegala Committee, Bloomington-Normal Jaycees
  • Illinois State Jaycees Region 4 Director
  • Heartland Community College Alumni Committee
  • BLO NO’s Best BNI (Business Network International) group member
  • Midwest Food Bank volunteer

Three Favorite Movies:

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Harry Potter
  • The Big Lebowski

Theme Song of Your Life:

“Do You Believe in Magic” by the Lovin’ Spoonful.

Last Thing that made You Belly Laugh:

My puppy, Bernard.  He’s a little rascal.

What Animal Would You Be?

An owl. Flying would be liberating. Being adorable and fierce doesn’t hurt either.

First Job? Likes/Dislikes?

My first job was at a credit union as a teller. I enjoyed building relationships with people. I disliked the atmosphere, which inspired me to get into leadership where I could set the tone.

Andie Whalen serves as INB AVP, Bloomington and Champaign Branch Manager.  Her NMLS # is 1801929.