A five-minute conversation in a grocery store checkout is how Steven Day found himself in banking.
A native of Winchester, IL, he was working part-time at the local IGA at age 19 bagging and stocking groceries when a customer approached him.
“One weekend, as I was bagging his groceries, the local branch manager of Farmers State Bank asked if I would be interested in a teller position for the summer,” Steven recalls. “I was fortunate that the bank’s management saw that I was eager to learn, and they basically let me try every department from proof/bookkeeping to equipment leasing.”
Steven attended college at night, graduating from the University of Illinois, Springfield (UIS) in 2002 and continuing to work at the bank, eventually becoming branch manager of the bank’s Jerseyville location. After Farmers State Bank, he moved to Wells Fargo in Springfield in 2003 and spent 20 years in a variety of positions.
Eventually Steven began looking for his next opportunity. And that’s when he found INB. We’re excited to welcome Steven to his new role as loan servicing manager at INB!
“I was drawn to INB for its people, “Steven says. “My interviewers spoke so highly of the INB team and the tenure here that I felt it must be a great place to work.”
Steven is intentional not only about his career, but also about how he spends his time out of the office. His 2023 New Year’s resolution was to read at least three books a month, and he’s on track to reach his goal! His all-time favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo.
Calls Springfield “Home”
Although he’s a self-described “homebody,” he also loves the opportunity to travel. He and his partner, Kyle, went on a two-week road trip in 2021 to the western United States. The beauty of visiting Yosemite National Park and Sedona, AZ, still sticks out in Steven’s mind.
You can also find Steven cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and Fighting Illini and enjoying TV shows when he’s relaxing at home.
While Steven still returns to his hometown of Winchester to see his parents and younger sister Kelly, he has now made Springfield his home and is looking forward to dedicating himself to the local community, from volunteering with local organizations to serving the needs of INB customers.
“I am excited to get back into a community bank again versus a giant, national organization,” Steven says.