Springfield, Ill. – March 5, 2019 INB has announced the opening of a new loan operations office in the greater St. Louis region, adding teams of mortgage lenders and commercial lenders to complement its thriving loan services throughout Central Illinois.
New mortgage officers include Aaron Routt, Mark Zimmer, Debra Ancel, Shawn McRoberts, and Bobby Horvath. They are managed by Abraham Rezex, vice president and Missouri regional market manager. New commercial lenders include Zach Lammers and Joe Fendi. They are managed by Sean Mckenna, Missouri market president, commercial lending. Operations staff members are also working out of the office in Chesterfield, MO.
“We have looked to expand into the St. Louis market for some time but needed the right fit,” said John Wilson, INB executive vice president and chief lender. “This team was ideal for our organization because they hold the same philosophy of prioritizing customer relationships. Even as INB experiences significant growth, we remain community-minded. Loan decisions are made based on the expertise and experience of the local lenders in each of our markets.
Headquartered in Springfield, IL, INB has expanded since its opening in 1999 into markets including Peoria, Bloomington and Champaign, in addition to its branches in Springfield and nearby towns
According to Aaron Sapp, vice president of residential mortgage, INB’s loan operations office in Chesterfield will allow the bank to service business owners and homeowners across the St. Louis region with the ease, convenience and lending expertise that INB has come to be known for.
“The cutting edge technology that we’ve implemented into the INB mortgage system has allowed us to continue growing our team without sacrificing our efficiency and close customer relationships,” Sapp said. “Each of our new staff members brings unique knowledge of the local St. Louis market and is excited to contribute to the growth of INB. They already embody our core company values, including respect, innovation and teamwork.”
INB President and CEO Sarah Phalen notes that INB is strategic about the bank’s growth and is looking forward to developing a presence in this new market.
“As we look ahead, our leadership in our current markets has us poised to expand our outstanding services and valued client relationships throughout the Midwest,” Phalen said.
INB is based in Springfield, Ill. and operates 13 branches and a remittance processing center in Central Illinois. A locally-owned bank, INB provides a full range of banking services to individuals, businesses and municipalities, including commercial and retail banking, mortgage loans, trust and brokerage, and cash management. For more information, visit www.illinoisnationalbank.com.