SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charie A. Zanck, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of American Community Bank & Trust, Woodstock, was honored as the 2015 Illinois Banker of the Year by the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The award was presented during the IBA's Annual Conference held at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette and Peoria Civic Center June 17.
This is the 13th year for the Illinois Banker of the Year award, which is the highest honor the Illinois Bankers Association can bestow on one of its members. It is presented annually to an individual whose dedication to excellence has most profoundly enhanced the banking industry.
Zanck's banking career spans more than 30 years. She has a long history of community involvement and achievement and has been very active with the IBA. Not only has she served as IBA Chairman, but she has also served on numerous committees, including the Government Relations Committee, Ag Advisory Committee, Illinois BancService Corp Board, Annual Conference Committee, Education Advisory Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.
Zanck also is past chairman and current member of the Centegra Health Systems Board of Governors, past chairman of the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology and past chairman of the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation.
She has won numerous awards, including the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry Harold Buschkopf Community Service Award, Centegra Health System Community Leadership Award, McHenry Area Chamber Women of Accomplishment, and the Northwestern Financial Review Outstanding Women in Banking Award.
Zanck held various leadership and executive level positions at Amcore Bank and its holding company, Amcore Financial, where she ultimately had responsibility for eight banks in Illinois and Wisconsin with total assets of $2.5 billion and 650 employees. In 1999, she co-founded a de novo bank, American Community Bank & Trust in Woodstock.
The Illinois Bankers Association, the voice of Illinois' banking industry, is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks that together employ well over 100,000 people in nearly 5,000 offices across the state. The IBA is proud of its diverse membership, serving all sizes of financial institutions from the smallest community bank in the state to the largest national bank in the country. Illinois headquartered banks and savings institutions safeguard more than $341.5 billion in deposits and extend more than $225.8 billion in loans to consumers and businesses.
SOURCE Illinois Bankers Association