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Every member of the Alpine Bank team is invested in your success. From our relationship bankers and managers to our mortgage lenders, investment team and trust experts, you get the quality and personalized service needed for a great banking experience. Use the filters below to narrow results by Location and Division.

  • Bill Roop

    Bill Roop

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Executive Phone: (815) 231-1703

    With over four decades of experience in the financial services industry and over 30 years at Alpine Bank, one of Bill's passions is helping to build a stronger, local business community and he continues to work personally with clients in order to meet their financial needs and goals.

    "I am proud of what Alpine Bank has accomplished and welcome you to learn more about our experienced staff."

  • Matt J. Roegner

    Matt J. Roegner

    Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1705 Get in touch with me

    Matt is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BBA in Finance. His experience in the financial industry spans nearly three decades, allowing him to offer commercial customers an experienced eye when it comes to their finances.

    Mr. Roegner is involved in the community as Chairman of the Stateline Youth Sports Association (SYSA) and coaches youth sports through the YMCA, SYSA and Boys & Girls Club.  He actively serves on the Athletic Excellence and Construction Committees for the School District of Beloit, is past president of the Stateline YMCA and volunteers through the Stateline United Way as a campaign director, allocations chairperson and treasurer.

  • Joseph L. Licari

    Joseph L. Licari

    Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1698 Get in touch with me

    Joe graduated from Rockford University with a BA in economics and finance, as well as the Illinois Executive Graduate School of Banking at the University of Illinois. Joe’s 40-plus years of experience in the financial industry allows him to provide customers with the best recommendations for their business finances.

    Joe is heavily involved in the community as an executive board member and past vice president of finance of the Blackhawk Area Council BSA.  He is a past president and board member of Barbara Olson Center of Hope, a board member of the Midway Village Museum, and campaign vice chair of United For Youth Capital Campaign benefitting Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  He is also a member of the nominations committee for the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Awards.

  • Patrick W. Morrow

    Patrick W. Morrow

    Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1696 Get in touch with me

    Pat has an extensive educational background, having graduated from Rock Valley College with an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in business, a Bachelor of Business degree with an emphasis in organizational development/behavior from Western Illinois University and is a graduate from the National Commercial Lending School in Norman, OK. His education and his three-plus decades in financial services make Pat a valuable member of our team.

    His community involvement includes serving as a board member for the Rock Valley College Foundation and the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club, a committee member of Village of Machesney Park Revolving Loan Fund, a previous member of the Board of Directors of the Blackhawk Area Council Boy Scouts of America, La Voz Latina and the United Way of Rock River Valley.  Pat served as Campaign Chairman of the 2009 United Way of Rock River Valley's Campaign.

  • Margaret 'Peg' K. Wilkerson

    Margaret 'Peg' K. Wilkerson

    CPA, Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1621 Get in touch with me

    Peg not only has three-plus decades of experience in financial services, but has also worked as a public accountant. Her experience as a CPA gives this Rockford University graduate a unique perspective on the business finance needs of her customers.

    Peg is very involved in the community and serves as the Assistant District Governor for Rotary and as treasurer of the board of directors of Rosecrance Health Network. She also serves as a board member for Rockford Corridor Improvement, Midway Village and Museum Center, and Ethnic Heritage Museum.

  • Don Banks

    Don Banks

    Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 544-7208 Get in touch with me

    Don has over two decades worth of experience in helping customers with their commercial lending needs. He earned his BA in Business Management from Western Illinois University. He is also a graduate of the ABA Commercial Lending School and the CBA’s Illinois Midwest School for Community Bankers.

    Don stays active in the community as a trustee for Flora Township and a member of the Kirkland Lions Club. He is also a member and past president of the Boone County Historical Society, a board member for the Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce and president of the Flora Cemetery Board. He serves as president of the Belvidere IOU Club and is a board member for the School District #100 Charitable Foundation.

     

     

  • David Sobojinski

    David Sobojinski

    Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1643 Get in touch with me

    David has 25 years in the financial industry, with 16 of those years in commercial lending.  He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a degree in Finance and Management Information Systems. 

    He takes the extra time necessary to understand a company’s business and providing financial resources and tools to assist the owner in achieving their goals. 

    David follows the Alpine Bank philosophy of helping people, businesses and our community. He is currently on the loan committee of the Rockford Local Development Corp. He is a past treasurer of the Beloit YMCA board and past member of Kiwanis.
     

  • Carl Dumoulin

    Carl Dumoulin

    Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Business & Ag Banking Phone: (815) 544-7202 Get in touch with me

    Carl got his start in finance with his BS degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and continued his education at the Bank Administration Institute Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison. Combined with his 30- plus years of experience, Carl is a great resource for our customers with lending needs.

    Carl stays active in the community as treasurer for the Belvidere Lions Club and as a board member for the University of Illinois Extension Council serving Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties. He is a current member of the finance and audit committees of the Rockford Area Literacy Council and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has also been involved with the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Council in Belvidere.

  • Rhonda Sunden

    Rhonda Sunden

    Senior Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1669 Get in touch with me

    Our team’s only Razorback, Rhonda graduated from the University of Arkansas. Rhonda’s two-plus decades of financial service experience have given her a keen eye and great sense of how to best serve the customers she works with.

     

    Rhonda is also busy in the community, serving as a board member for the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, member of the Rockford Downtown Rotary, and member of Women of Today's Manufacturing.  She also participates on the United for Youth Capital Campaign for the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.  Rhonda has worked with the United Way of Rock River Valley, Junior Achievement of Rock River Valley, and the YMCA of Rock River Valley.

  • Gary P. Binicewicz

    Gary P. Binicewicz

    Vice President

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1727 Get in touch with me

    Gary’s 20-plus years in the financial industry and his diverse educational background helps business clients looking for value-added solutions for their business goals. Gary earned his Associates Degree from Rock Valley College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Economics from SIU Carbondale and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He has also completed accounting coursework and earned an SBA Lender Diploma from the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

    Gary has helped many community not-for-profit organizations and currently serving on the boards for the Center for Sight & Hearing  and Lifescape Community Services/Community Kitchen.

  • Jeremy Doetch

    Jeremy Doetch

    Vice President, Ag & Commercial Services

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Business & Ag Banking Phone: (815) 544-7237 Get in touch with me

    Jeremy joined the Alpine Bank family in early 2016. He has been in the financial industry for 14 years, most of them involving banking and lending. He has spent the last 12 years specifically focusing on commercial and agricultural lending, many years of which were spent working in the Chicagoland area.

    Jeremy grew up in the Poplar Grove area. Although he spent ten years in the Chicagoland area, he found his way home to Poplar Grove in 2008. He received his bachelors of arts in Business Management from Aurora University.

    As a board member for North Boone Youth Sports, Jeremy spends much of his time coaching both football and baseball. He also plays an active role in his family’s grain, hog and trucking operation.

  • Sarilyn Neiber

    Sarilyn Neiber

    Vice President, Commercial Services

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Business Banking Phone: (815) 231-1628 Get in touch with me

    Sarilyn began her banking career at Alpine Bank in 2007 and joined our Cash Management & Merchant Services team in February 2010. She was promoted to Commercial Services Officer in 2015, and in 2017 was promoted to Vice President of Commercial Services. She has proven herself to be an invaluable member of the team. Sarilyn received her Associates from Rock Valley College and attended Rockford University.

    Currently, Sarilyn is a Grant Committee Member for the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and serves as a board member on the Golden Apple Foundation. She is also a member of Next Rockford. She is a past volunteer with the U.S. Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program and a former member of the Junior League of Rockford. Sarilyn was awarded the 2010 Alpine Bank Service Star Award for External Customer Service. She has also completed courses for Certified Treasury Professionals® (CTP). Sarilyn is a graduate of the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rockford program.

  • Justin Burke

    Justin Burke

    Assistant Vice President, Cash Management

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Cash Management Phone: (815) 231-1808 Get in touch with me

    Justin has been in the banking industry for ten-plus years, with nearly all of those years being with the Alpine Bank family. During his years at Alpine Bank he has completed numerous financial classes and completed Omega Lending Training.

    Justin is a lifelong resident of Winnebago County and a graduate of Harlem High School. He is a graduate of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Rockford program and is actively involved with the Belvidere Cosmo Club.

  • Emily Cooper

    Emily Cooper

    Assistant Vice President, Cash Management

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Cash Management Phone: (815) 544-7233 Get in touch with me

    Emily has lived in the Boone County area for all of her life. A Northern Illinois University graduate, Emily has over a decade of financial experience under her belt, which she uses to assist cash management and merchant services customers every day. She's also completed several CTP courses. 

    Emily stays active in the Boone County community as a past treasurer and current vice president of the Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry and a committee member of the Boone County Council on Aging’s Jewels to Jeans fundraiser. She is also a graduate of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Rockford program. 

  • Cesar Sanchez

    Cesar Sanchez

    Small Business Development Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Cash Management Phone: (815) 231-1739 Get in touch with me

    Cesar has been in banking and with the Alpine Bank team since January of 2006. Though he was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Cesar likes the smaller feel of the Rockford area, which he says is a perfect location to raise his two daughters.

    Cesar formerly served on the board of La Voz Latina and is currently a part of the Coalition of Latino Leaders and the Alpine Bank Hispanic Marketing Group. Additionally, he serves as a board member for both the Salsa Business Network and the YMCA of Rock River Valley.

  • Paul Lundeen

    Paul Lundeen

    Merchant Services Representative

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Cash Management Phone: (815) 231-1617 Get in touch with me

    Originally from Chicago, IL, Paul moved to Rockford in 1998. He has been in the financial industry for 16 years and has held positions in Customer Service, Electronic Banking and Cash Management. He attended Rock Valley College.  

  • Martesha Brown

    Martesha Brown

    Community Outreach Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - North Main Branch Division: Community Outreach Phone: (815) 231-6040 Get in touch with me

    Brown is a lifelong resident of Rockford with years of progressive leadership experience with the Rockford Park District.  She earned an MBA from Rockford University in Not-for-Profit/Organizational Leadership. Brown is active in our community, currently serving on the Revenue School at Oglebay and Harkins Memorial Foundation boards, and as an active volunteer for Transform Rockford. She was also recognized in 2015 as one of the 25 Black Leaders to Watch, in 2010 as one of Rockford’s 40 Leaders Under 40, and as a graduate of the Rockford Chamber’s Leadership Rockford program in 2011.

    Brown is responsible for building lasting relationships with individuals and organizations within the community to build awareness of the Alpine Bank brand, products, and services. She also works to implement financial literacy programs in order to best provide opportunities and quality service to new and existing customers.

  • Julie A. O’Rourke

    Julie A. O’Rourke

    CFA, CFP®, Executive Vice President and Senior Trust & Investment Division Manager

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Investments Phone: (815) 231-2822

    A graduate of Rockford University, with a degree in Business Administration/Finance, Julie has been in the wealth management field for over 20 years.  She attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1995 and the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) designation in 2008.

    Julie is a 2015 recipient of Rockford University's Award of Distinction, given by the Alumni Association Board.  She volunteers her time as a member of United Way's Impact Council, the Boone County Council on Aging Endowment Committee and St. Mary's Church in Pecatonica.  She also served on the analysis team of Transform Rockford.

     

  • Betsy Pierson

    Betsy Pierson

    CFA, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Investments Phone: (815) 231-2846 Get in touch with me

    Betsy joined Alpine Trust & Investment Group in September 2015.  She is responsible for overall investment strategy, as well as client relationships.

    Betsy has been involved with the investment process, asset allocation and strategy decisions for over three decades.  She has worked alongside institutional and high net worth clients to help them achieve their long-term financial goals.  In addition, she has extensive knowledge in the fixed-income area, having managed bond mutual funds and a fixed-income collective investment trust fund for employee benefit plans.

    Betsy graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.  She attained her Chartered Financial Analyst designation, in 1991.

    She has served on non-profit boards in the past and is looking forward to more opportunities to serve the community.

  • Michele B. Lind

    Michele B. Lind

    CFP®, CSSCS, Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Investment Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Investments Phone: (815) 231-2810 Get in touch with me

    Another one of our Rockford University graduates, Michele joined Alpine Trust & Investment Group in March 2009 and has spent more than two decades in the financial planning and investment industry. She holds her Bachelors of Science degree in Economics/Finance. Michele attained her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2005 and earned her Social Security Claiming Strategies (CSSCS) designation in 2015.

    Outside of Alpine, Michele volunteers her time on the Finance Committee for Womanspace of Rockford.

  • Mike Hibbard

    Mike Hibbard

    CFP®, CRPC®, Assistant Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Investment Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Investments Phone: Get in touch with me

    Mike Hibbard, CFP®, CRPC®, joined Alpine in early 2016 and comes with over 20 years of experience in the financial services area where he concentrated on providing advice to his clients and helping them obtain their financial goals.  

    In his current role as Assistant Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Investment Officer, Mike will be responsible for managing portfolios of clients ranging from individual trusts, investment accounts and 401(k) plans while also providing planning for clients in the areas of investments, taxes and insurance. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Strategy Committee which is responsible for monitoring the economy and markets.

    Mike graduated from Illinois State University, Normal, IL with a BS in finance and has attained the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning. 

    Mike is actively involved in his children’s youth sports activities including coaching and volunteering his time to these organizations. Mike is a past member of the Roscoe Kiwanis club.

  • Stephen Hofmann

    Stephen Hofmann

    J.D., CPA, CFP®, Assistant Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Investment Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Investments Phone: (815) 231-2814 Get in touch with me

    Stephen "Steve" Hofmann joined Alpine Trust and Investment Group, in August 2015 and has seven years of experience. In his current role of Assistant Vice President and Financial Advisor he is responsible for managing assets, tax planning, and financial planning.


    Steve has practiced as a CPA in public accounting and focused on compliance and tax planning needs. Steve graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, with his bachelors in accountancy.  He obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.  He is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant with the state of Illinois.

    Steve has served on many professional and non-profit organizations and he is currently a board member for Rockford Music Academy Foundation.

  • Daniel H. Zeigler

    Daniel H. Zeigler

    CFP®, CMFC®, Assistant Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Investment Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Investments Phone: (815) 231-2812 Get in touch with me

    Dan joined the Alpine Bank Family in 2007.  He graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in finance and attained the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor® (CMFC®) designation in 2009 from the College for Financial Planning. He also earned his CFP® in 2017. 

    Dan also volunteers in the community as treasurer for Severson Dells Nature Center.

  • Carol E. Moll

    Carol E. Moll

    CTFA, Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Trust Administration Phone: (815) 231-2824 Get in touch with me

    Carol joined Alpine Trust & Investment Group in April 2008. She has over 30 years of experience in the trust and financial services industry. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BME. She is also a graduate of the Cannon Trust School.

    Carol currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center. She is also involved with St. Mark Lutheran, having served as President, Vice President and Treasurer of the congregation and presently serving on the Endowment Committee. In addition, Carol is currently working with the Wesley Willows' Good Samaritan Fund event committee and occasionally sings with Mendelssohn Chorale.

     

  • Ronald A. Glenn

    Ronald A. Glenn

    Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Trust Administration Phone: (815) 544-7212 Get in touch with me

    With nearly two decades of trust experience, Ron joined our team in 2007.  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economincs from Indiana University and a Master's Degree in Teaching from National-Louis University, in Chicago, IL.  He is also a graduate of the American Banker's Association Trust School & Graduate Trust School.

    Ron is on the Board of Directors for the Order of St. Anne and the Belvidere Parks and Conservation Foundation.  He is actively involved in service projects for H.O.P.E. Worldwide.  He is also a member of the Cosmopolitan Club of Belvidere.

  • Nicole Fasano

    Nicole Fasano

    J.D., CTFA, CSSCS, Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Trust Administration Phone: (815) 231-2486 Get in touch with me

    Nicole joined Alpine Trust & Investment Group in 2012.  She has 10 years of experience in Estate Planning and Administration.  Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Criminology & Law from Marquette University.  She received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law.  In 2014, Nicole became an Honors Graduate of Cannon Trust School.  She also was awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, DC.

    She continues to remain committed to the Rockford area by serving on the board of the Literacy Council.

  • Ann L. Anderson

    Ann L. Anderson

    Assistant Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Trust Administration Phone: (815) 231-2811 Get in touch with me

    Ann joined the Alpine Bank Family in 2003.  She has over a decade of trust experience.  Ann has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Austin College in Sherman, TX.  She is also a graduate of the Cannon Trust School.

     

  • Marifran Georgis

    Marifran Georgis

    J.D., Assistant Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Trust Administration Phone: (815) 231-2711 Get in touch with me

    A Rockford-native, Marifran received her B.A., graduating magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame where she majored in Anthropology and Spanish.  She graduated cum laude from St. Louis University, where she received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.).

    Marifran currently serves on the Board of Directors for CBro, Ltd.  She volunteers at Holy Family Home and School, where she is the Project Author chairperson.  She is the co-chair of advancements for Cub Scout Pack 139, a member of the Notre Dame Club of Rockford, a sustainer of the Junior League of Rockford, and former president and current member of Rockford Day Nursery.

  • Robin Chambers

    Robin Chambers

    CTFA, CSSCS, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Trust Administration Phone: (815) 231-2719 Get in touch with me

    Robin Chambers joined Alpine Trust & Investment Group in 2010 and has ten years of trust experience. A Janesville, WI native, she studied Liberal Arts and Accounting at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

    Robin has been in the financial industry since 2005, beginning as a Trust Accountant. She started working at Alpine Bank & Trust Co. as an Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Personal Trust Administrator in 2014. In 2016, she was promoted to Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer.  

    She is a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) through the Institute of Certified Bankers and is Certified in Social Security Claiming Strategies (CSSCS) through The Corporation for Social Security Claiming Strategies Board of Standards.

  • Michael St. John

    Michael St. John

    CPA, CRPS®, Vice President & Retirement Plan Services Manager

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Retirement Planning Phone: (815) 231-2823 Get in touch with me

    Mike St. John, CPA, CRPS® recently joined Alpine Trust and Investment Group bringing with him 25 years of experience in accounting, income tax and retirement planning. Mike has held positions as a Director of Accounting and Tax Services and Senior Retirement Plan Specialist working extensively with retirement plans and investments.

    In his current role as Vice President and Retirement Plan Services Manager, Mike will work closely with company owners, human resource personnel and participants to design and maintain the proper retirement plan to suit the needs of the client. From plan design, implementation, compliance with the dynamic law environment, and participant meetings, Mike brings quality service and experience to each step.

    Mike graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist®.

    Mike currently serves on the board of directors for the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce, Growth Dimensions of Boone County, and the Belvidere Family YMCA.

  • Kristen N. Campbell

    Kristen N. Campbell

    CSOP, Vice President and Trust Operations Manager

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Retirement Planning Phone: (815) 231-2481 Get in touch with me

    Kristen joined Alpine Trust & Investment Group in 1999 as an intern and became an Investment Officer in 2002.  She was promoted to Vice President and Trust Operations Manager in 2010, where she is responsible for overseeing the recordkeeping of Trust Operations and Retirement Plan Services.

    She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.  She is an honors graduate of Cannon Financial, receiving the Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP) designation in 2007.

    Kristen is actively involved with the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and a member of the Thin Mint Sprint Committee.

  • Alana McConnell

    Alana McConnell

    Administrative Assistant

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Retirement Planning Phone: (815) 231-2820 Get in touch with me

    Alana is a Rockford native and has been in banking for nearly 7 years, beginning as a teller before working in the retirement planning department. She attends Rock Valley College where she is working towards her Associates of Arts. 

  • Cass Wolfenberger

    Cass Wolfenberger

    Senior Vice President, NMLS# 133909

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2493 Get in touch with me

    Cass has been providing mortgage expertise to homebuyers, for over two decades.  He was employed by Alpine Bank before becoming an owner and co-founder of a successful, local mortgage banking firm.  He says, “That experience gave me the global view of not only the entire mortgage supply chain, but also the business practices required to be successful in a highly complex and competitive environment.” 

    As a Rockford native, Cass continues to give back to the area by serving as a board member for Jeremiah Development and volunteering for United Way, Breast Cancer awareness events and Northern Illinois Food Bank. 

  • Michael Urnezis

    Michael Urnezis

    Vice President Regional Lending, NMLS# 133911

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2758 Get in touch with me

    Mike has been a leader in the local financial industry for more than 20 years. He was an owner and co-founder of a local, successful mortgage banking firm. A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Finance, Mike was born and raised in Rockford and currently resides in Boone County.

    He remains active in the community by being a charter member and board member of The Parks Kiwanis Club and board member of American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter. 

  • Randy Foss

    Randy Foss

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #327861

    Location: Alpine Bank - Roscoe Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 623-3317 Get in touch with me

    Randy knows the needs of the communities he serves, having been raised in the Rockford area. Randy’s experience in the financial industry and real estate lending, as well as his willingness to go the extra mile to help customers feel comfortable with the loan process, have been beneficial to Randy’s customers.

    Randy has kept his roots in Winnebago County where he is a member of the Rockford Road Runners and a Race Coordinator for the Old Settlers Days 5K held in Rockton, Il. 

  • Beth Girard-Phillips

    Beth Girard-Phillips

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #562040

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 544-7223 Get in touch with me

    A Rockford-area native, Beth originally joined Alpine Bank back in 1990. Since then she has been utilizing her decade-plus of experience and extensive knowledge of mortgage banking in combination with her customers’ needs to provide the best recommendations.

    Beth remains active in the Rockford area by being involved in the Belvidere Chamber, Rockton Chamber and Rockford Chamber.

  • Rob Grindle

    Rob Grindle

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #462766

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 229-3223 Get in touch with me

    Born and raised in Rockford, Rob attended Rockford Public Schools and Rock Valley College.  He went on to study at Arizona State University.  Rob started his banking career in 1984 and has been in Mortgage Lending since 1989. 

    Fast, quality service is Rob’s forte.  His experience to guide customers through the home financing process, combined with his 7 day a week availability with hours from 7:00am until 11:00pm, makes him well-suited to meet customer needs and schedules.  He can also get loan approvals to customers and Realtors on nights and weekends.

  • Brandon Johnson

    Brandon Johnson

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #237562

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2752 Get in touch with me

    Having been in the financial industry for nearly a decade, Brandon Johnson has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the mortgage process. Through thoughtful discussions, he will work with you to determine which home loan program is right for you, so there are no unexpected surprises.

    Brandon joined the Alpine Bank Mortgage Team in 2017.  He grew up and currently resides in Winnebago with his wife and daughter. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and is involved with the Winnebago/Boone County Farm Bureau Young Leaders and Ignite Young Professionals.

  • Sandi Marinelli

    Sandi Marinelli

    Mortgage Banker NMLS #462770

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2737 Get in touch with me

    With more than 25 years of banking experience, Sandi’s knowledge of local lending trends and her close relationships with a network of local realtors help her provide the best mortgage solutions for her customers. Well known and respected throughout the community, Sandi has a great reputation for helping her customers through the mortgage process.

    Sandi has been with the Alpine Bank team for 19 years and is a lifetime resident of the Rockford community. She volunteers her time for both the Women's Council of Realtors and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

  • Chris Paul

    Chris Paul

    Mortgage Banker NMLS #559664

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2760 Get in touch with me

    Chris is a native of Rockford and has over three decades of experience in local real estate, with most of those in mortgage lending. With her expertise, Chris focuses on making the mortgage process as easy as possible for customers and prides herself on ensuring her customers are making an informed decision with their mortgage.

  • Frank Valentine

    Frank Valentine

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS #462776

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2785 Get in touch with me

    Frank has been with Alpine Bank since 2005, helping customers choose the right loan program for purchasing or refinancing. Using his vast experience in loan origination, Frank prides himself on guiding customers through the loan process to find the right loan solution.

  • Tom Weingartner

    Tom Weingartner

    Mortgage Banker NMLS #462777

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2742 Get in touch with me

    Since joining Alpine Bank in 1995, Tom continues to provide help, not a hassle, for customers and their home loan needs. A Luther College graduate, Tom caters to customers’ needs with his flexible hours and ability to identify the right mortgage program for each individual he works with.

  • Erica Moore

    Erica Moore

    Mortgage Banker, NMLS# 1491338

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Mortgage Banking Phone: (815) 231-2896 Get in touch with me

    With more than 15 years in the financial industry, Erica got her start working as a Closing Officer. She joined the Alpine Mortgage team as a Junior Mortgage Banker in early 2016. She attended Rock Valley College and is a member of the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) through Rockford Area Realtors (RAR). Erica grew up in Loves Park and currently resides in Machesney Park with her husband and two children.

  • Leigh Addotta

    Leigh Addotta

    VP & Branch Manager, NMLS #451831

    Location: Alpine Bank - Belvidere Downtown Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 544-7217 Get in touch with me

    Born and raised in Rockford, Leigh earned her Bachelor's of Science degree from Nothern Illinois University. Leigh has over two decades worth of experience in the financial field and uses her knowledge to help customers achieve their personal financial goals.

    Leigh is a board member of the District 100 Foundation for Excellence in education and volunteers in many different ways for Belvidere Central Middle School, Seth Whitman Elementary and Thunder Youth Football.

  • Melissa Beatty

    Melissa Beatty

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #460859

    Location: Alpine Bank - East State Street Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-2734 Get in touch with me

    Born and raised in Rockford and now residing in Pecatonica, Melissa has been with Alpine Bank for over a decade. Melissa has her Associate's Degree from Rock Valley College, carries an Illinois Insurance License and is also a notary.

    Melissa helps out her community by volunteering with Visiting Nurses and is a board member of Just Goods in Rockford.

  • Tasha Ferguson

    Tasha Ferguson

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #460862

    Location: Alpine Bank - Cherry Valley Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-1710 Get in touch with me

    Tasha, a lifelong resident of Belvidere, has been in the financial industry for about two decades. As a member of the Alpine Bank team, she runs the Cherry Valley Branch and assists customers with their personal financial needs. 

    Tasha helps out in the community by volunteering with the Boone County CASA, Blue Thunder Booster Club and also stays busy with kids' sports.

  • Kim Marsh

    Kim Marsh

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #451834

    Location: Alpine Bank - Spring Creek Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-1656 Get in touch with me

    Raised in Sterling and now living in Byron, Kim has been in the financial industry for over three decades, most of them with Alpine Bank. She is a graduate of the IBA's Consumer Lending and Mortgage Lending Schools.

  • Rachel Parry

    Rachel Parry

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #451835

    Location: Alpine Bank - Inside Schnucks - Loves Park Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-6095 Get in touch with me

    Rachel grew up in Chicago before moving to Marengo, then to Loves Park in 2002. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, and she is also currently working toward her MBA. Rachel's decade-plus experience in the financial industry has helped her become a valuable member of the Alpine Bank team since she started here in late 2002. 

    Rachel is very involved in the community, teaching classes for Family Credit Management. She is also a trustee on the board for the North Suburban Library District and secretary of the PTA at Loves Park Elementary.

  • Shawn Ralston

    Shawn Ralston

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #451836

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-1640 Get in touch with me

    A graduate of Western Illinois University, Shawn has been in the financial industry for over a decade, with all of her experience coming at Alpine Bank. Shawn was born in the Chicago area, but has lived in the Rockford area for over 30 years.

    Shawn volunteers her time with the Alpine Kiwanis, and is past member of the First Tee of Rockford.

  • Kelly Smith

    Kelly Smith

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #451839

    Location: Alpine Bank - Machesney Park Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-1685 Get in touch with me

    A lifelong resident of Rockford, Kelly has been in the financial industry since 1989, starting with Alpine Bank in July of 1998. Kelly attended Rock Valley College and has her certificate in accounting.

    Outside of work, Kelly is a charter member of "The Park Kiwanis."

  • Kerry Williams

    Kerry Williams

    AVP & Branch Manager, NMLS #451843

    Location: Alpine Bank - Kirkland Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 522-3322 Get in touch with me

    Kerry has been a part of the banking industry since November of 1997, and a member of the Alpine Bank team since January of 2000. Having attended Black Hawk College (East Campus) and Middle Tennessee State University with a Agri-Business major and Marketing minor, Kerry plays a vital role as the branch manager for our Kirkland Branch.

    Kerry volunteers outside of work by being the treasurer for the Greater Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jennifer Borg

    Jennifer Borg

    Branch Manager, NMLS #947178

    Location: Alpine Bank - Inside Schnucks - East State Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-6032 Get in touch with me

    Originally from Des Plaines, IL, Jennifer moved to the Rockford area in 1995. She's began her career in the financial industry in 2003. In that time she has been a teller, assistant teller supervisor, teller supervisor, training specialist, assistant branch manager and is now an in-store branch officer.

    Additionally, Jennifer acts as the United Way coordinator for Alpine Bank.  

  • Katie Schlarb

    Katie Schlarb

    Branch Manager, NMLS #460870

    Location: Alpine Bank - Inside Schnucks - Charles Street Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-6050 Get in touch with me

    Katie Schlarb was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois and attended Rock Valley. She has been in the financial industry for 11 years, starting as a teller. Schlarb joined the Alpine Bank Family in 2006 as a part time personal banker.

    She was promoted to a branch lead in 2008 and an assistant manager in 2010. In 2016, she became the in-store branch manager for the Rockford Plaza location, inside the Schnucks on Charles Street.

  • Jennifer Sipes

    Jennifer Sipes

    Branch Manager, NMLS #460871

    Location: Alpine Bank - Roscoe Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 623-3391 Get in touch with me

    In 2001, Jennifer began her career in the financial industry. She joined the Alpine Bank family as a teller, in 2005, after which she held positions as Teller Supervisor and Assistant Branch Manager.

    Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Jennifer understands the needs of the community she serves. She is currently a member of Alpine Kiwanis, volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and volunteer with the Hononegah High School – Readiness in the Workplace Program. Jennifer can also be seen volunteering at numerous Alpine Bank events every year.

  • Shari Snyder

    Shari Snyder

    Branch Manager, NMLS #460872

    Location: Alpine Bank - Gateway Center Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 544-7601 Get in touch with me

    With 20-plus years in the financial services industry, Shari can provide the right tools for financial planning.  Whether you are opening your first account or withdrawing from a retirement plan, she will easily help you through the process.

    In addition to providing excellent service to her customers, Shari provides service to her community.  She is the active board president for RAMP, board secretary for Crime Stoppers and serves on the membership committee for the Belvidere Bucs Booster Club.

  • Shondra Wandell

    Shondra Wandell

    Branch Manager, NMLS #960484

    Location: Alpine Bank - North Main Branch Division: Personal Banking Phone: (815) 231-2775 Get in touch with me

    Shondra has been in the banking industry for more than a decade and has been with the Alpine Bank family since 2009, where she began her career as a PT teller.  She is a lifelong resident of the Rockford area and a graduate of Rock Valley College.

    Shondra remains committed to the Rockford community by volunteering at Alpine Bank sponsored events. She is also Treasurer for the Rockford Art Museum Evergreen Ball Board, a board member for Harlem Community Center, and co-chair of the HCC Hand-in-hand Fundraising committee. 

  • R. Robert Funderburg, Jr.

    R. Robert Funderburg, Jr.

    Alpine Bank and Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Chairman of the Board

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    A graduate of Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, Rob is a businessman, leader, and entrepreneur in several different industries, including financial services, real estate development and investment, and agribusiness.  Currently, he is president and treasurer of Funderburg Farms, Inc. and president & treasurer of K-B Farms, Inc. 

    Rob's dedication to his community is not only evident through his professional contributions but also through his board positions.  He has served on numerous boards and continues to serve on many, including the YMCA of Rock River Valley, Rockford Art Museum, Keith School, Belvidere Community School District #100 Foundation for Excellence In Education, Rockford Symphony Orchestra Foundation and Rockford Park District Foundation.  In addition, Rob was a board member of the United Way of Rock River Valley where he and his wife, Cathy, chaired the Tocqueville Society for five years.

    In 2009, Rob was honored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce as the Citizen of the Year.  In 2010, Rob was awarded the Doctor of Civic Betterment by the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce.

  • Bill Roop

    Bill Roop

    Alpine Bank - President & CEO ; Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    With over four decades of experience in the financial services industry and over 30 years at Alpine Bank, Bill is an integral part of making the Alpine Bank Family prosper in Winnebago, Boone and DeKalb Counties.

    Helping to build a stronger local business community is one of Bill's passions.  He continues to work personally with clients in order to meet their financial needs and goals.  Committed to helping our community, Bill has been an active volunteer and board member of numerous local nonprofit organizations.  He is the immediate past chairman of the SwedishAmercican Health Systems Board of Directors,  past chairman of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, past chairman of the Rockford Boys & Girls Club, past chairman of the Rockford Rescue Mission and past chairman and board member of the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers. 

    In 2011, Bill was honored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce as one of the People You Should Know and received the 2011 Crusader Spirit of Caring Award.  Also, Bill received the Rockford Rescue Mission Epiphany Award in 2007 and the Philanthropy Day Award for Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Rockford Area Chapter in 2006.

  • Rex Entsminger

    Rex Entsminger

    Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - President & CEO

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    Rex is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance.  For over 30 years, he has worked in the financial services industry.  In addition, Rex is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of Financial International and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants.

    He is a board member of Rockford Lutheran School and Zion Development Corporation, Inc.

  • Larry H. Beckmann

    Larry H. Beckmann

    Alpine Bank & Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    Larry, retired president and CEO of Anderson Packaging, Inc., received his Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from the University of Illinois and studied for his Master of Business Administration at DePaul University.  He began his career as a financial analyst at Motorola and US Steel and then worked in material control and controllership for Rexham and FMC corporations.  Prior to joining Anderson Packaging, he served as president of Midland Mechanical, Inc.  Larry served as president of Anderson Packaging, from 1980 until his retirement in 2008.

  • John A. Crone

    John A. Crone

    Alpine Bank & Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    A Certified Public Accountant, John is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.  Throughout his professional career, he worked for an international accounting firm and served as vice president of financial planning for a diversified, family-owned business.  He was also a founder of his own company, a partner of a regional CPA firm and served as chief financial officer for a manufacturing company.  John joined the Alpine Bank Family in 1991, where he has held such offices as executive vice president of Alpine Trust & Investment Group and chief financial officer of Alpine Bancorporation, Inc.

    John is a founding member of the Boone County Community Foundation and past president of ZION Development Corporation.  He previously served as a board member and president of the Rock Valley College Foundation and of Wesley Willows.

     

  • James L. Gingrich

    James L. Gingrich

    Alpine Bank & Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    With a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Coe College, Jim is a Certified Public Accountant.  He served as president of Hamilton Sundstrand Aerospace Flight Systems and Services until his retirement.  Prior to joining Hamilton-Sundstrand, he worked at Rockwell International Corporation. 

    Jim has been a member of the Alpine Bank Family since 2005.  He is a past president of both the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and the Vizsla Club of Illinois.  He also serves as a board member of Bergstrom Corporation, Realityworks and SwedishAmerican Hospital.  Previously, he served as a board member of Speaker Corporation, United Way of Rock River Valley, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, the Rockford Council of 100 and Rock River Valley Red Cross.

  • Donald G. Meier

    Donald G. Meier

    Alpine Bank - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    Serving as a member of the Alpine Bank Board of Directors since 1999, Don is a self-employed grain and hog farmer who successfully manages over 800 acres and raises 30,000 pigs each year.

    In addition to farming, he previously held positions with the Boone County Board and as a Boone Township Supervisor. Don has also served as a board member of the North Boone School Board and the Capron Lutheran Church Board.

  • Raymond M. Porter

    Raymond M. Porter

    Alpine Bank & Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    A past instructor at the U.S. Army Signal School, Ray studied at the University of Toledo in the electric engineering program. He joined the Alpine Bank Family in 1992 as a board member and is currently a self-employed business consultant. He previously served as group president of A.P.V. Holdings in London, England, and as chairman of the board of Bergstrom, Inc. in Rockford.

    He served on the board of YMCA of the Rock River Valley in several roles, including chairman of the Fitness Center Board and chairman of the Endowment Committee. In addition, Ray has been a board member of On-Site Woodwork.

  • Curtis R. Tobin

    Curtis R. Tobin

    Alpine Bank & Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, Curt graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and currently practices through his own firm, Tobin and Ramon. He has been a member of the Alpine Bank Family since 1984 when he accepted the position of director.

    He currently volunteers at Zion Lutheran Church and is head football coach at Belvidere North High School. Curt is past president and a member of the IOU Club of Belvidere and a board member of the Attorneys Title Guarantee Fund. Previously, he has served as a director of the United Givers, a board member of the Belvidere Family YMCA, and a board member of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Curt was a member of the Belvidere/Boone County Planning Commission, past president of the Zion Lutheran Church Board of Trustees, a board member for Growth Dimensions of Belvidere and Boone County, Inc., and a trustee for the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.

  • Richard K. Van Evera

    Richard K. Van Evera

    Alpine Bank - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Dick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Coe College.  He also graduated from Samford University Cumberland School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.  He is a partner with the law firm of Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP. 

    He currently serves as president and board member of Growth Dimensions of Belvidere and Boone County, Inc.  He is also involved with the Riverfront Development Committee, is a board member of the Rockford Regional Economic Development District and a board member of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, Dick is a member of the IOU Club of Belvidere, the Air Force Association and the Military Officers Association of America. 

    He previously served on the boards of Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Center for Sight and Hearing, Goldie Floberg and the Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois.


     

  • Frank Wehrstein

    Frank Wehrstein

    Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    President of Dickerson & Nieman Realtors, Frank graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He is an Illinois licensed real estate broker and a past president of the Rockford Area Association of Realtors.

    Frank is a member and former president of the Rockford Cosmopolitan Club.  Currently, he serves  on the board of directors at two local organizations, as well as, the board of the Rockford Area Association of Realtors.  When he and his family are not at a sporting tournament or game, Frank and his family enjoy spending time at one of the many family attractions offered in the Rock River Valley.

  • Amy J. Wilcox

    Amy J. Wilcox

    Alpine Bank - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and the National Auto Dealers Association Dealer Candidate School, Amy is part owner of Jack Wolf Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC, Inc. and Jack Wolf Chrysler/Jeep with her father John T. (Jack) Wolf who started the business in 1963.

    She has been a member of the Alpine Bank Family since 2006 when she accepted the position of director. Her community involvement includes serving on the SwedishAmerican Hospital Board of Directors, the Belvidere Family YMCA Board of Directors and the Children’s Home & Aid Society Board of Directors.

  • John T. Wolf

    John T. Wolf

    Alpine Bank - Director

    Location: Alpine Bank - Highcrest Office Division: Board of Directors Phone:

    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, John earned his Bachelor of Art in business.  He took continuing education through UW-Madison and is a graduate of the GM School of Merchandising and Management.  He currently is the GM Sales Manager for Jack Wolf Cadillac – GMC.

    John is a past member of Chevrolet’s Legion of Leaders Sales Society and of the Regional Advertising Advisory board for Chevrolet.  He is the past board president and current board member of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce.  He was the 2013 recipient of the Chamber’s Dr. of Civic Betterment Award.  He is a board member and executive committee member of Growth Dimensions of Belvidere/Boone County and member of the Riverfront bike path committee.  In addition, John is a board member for the Boone County Community Foundation and the Boone County Historical Museum.  He is past chairman of the Illinois Automobile Dealer Association and past president and current member of Belvidere IOU Club.  He is also a member, volunteer and church council member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.