Improvement is always on Allison Trelz’s mind. Over the past three years, she’s served as accounting specialist/financial analyst in INB’s Accounting Department, where she has a bird’s eye view to gain understanding about how the bank works.

Allison Trelz

With that understanding, she can examine processes and brainstorm ways to boost efficiency – always with the customer’s success in mind.

Thanks to her dedication to making the bank better, Allison was promoted to Senior Financial Consultant and Officer at INB.

Allison received her bachelor's degree in economics from Eastern Illinois University and currently serves on the Finance Council at her church. She joined INB’s Accounting and Finance team in March of 2019, where she found a great work environment.

“What I enjoy most about my job is that we are always encouraged to challenge the status quo. I love improving processes and rethinking how our team can add value to the bank, our customers, and our coworkers,” she says.

Leadership Style Leads to Success

INB Controller Craig Clark notes Allison’s humble leadership style as a positive influence both within the department and in building relationships with other bank departments.

“She’s able to manage projects and take them to the next level by being able to work with others and effectively communicate the results in effective and interactive meetings,” Craig shares.

She also consistently exhibits professional leadership characteristics and is a significant contributor to the culture of the team, Craig adds.

“I love being part of a team that works together collectively to accomplish our goals. We have each other’s backs,” Allison shares.

Teamwork at Home, Too

At home, Allison values that team mindset too, while raising an active, growing family with her husband.

“On weekends, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and kids - ages 12, 2, and 4 months. The kids keep me busy with their own interests and activities,” she says. “In the spring and summer, I try to spend as much free time outside as possible gardening, walking, chasing kids, or reading in the hammock.”

Allison is thrilled about her new appointment to officer and continuing her important contributions to INB.

“I value the time my mentors have invested in me to help grow my confidence and skillset. I look forward to helping others do the same,” she says.