SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunt Bonan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Peoples National Bank in Mount Vernon, was honored as the 2012 Illinois Banker of the Year by the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The award was presented during the IBA's Annual Conference and Trade Show held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis on June 21.
This is the tenth 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.
Throughout his more than 26 years in banking, Bonan has been very active in the Illinois Bankers Association and has worked closely with the Association to lobby on behalf of Illinois bankers.
He is a past member of a number of IBA committees and boards, including, but not limited to, the Strategic Planning Committee, Government Relations Committee, Illinois BancService Corporation Board and Illinois Bankpac Board. He has served on the IBA Board of Directors and was Chairman of the organization in 2004.
Extremely active in his community, he was a board member and officer of the Jefferson County Illinois Economic Development Corporation; he currently is involved with and is chairman of the Hamilton Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and the Rend Lake College Foundation Board.
Bonan received the Citizen of the Year award from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce in 2008, was honored with the Rend Lake College Foundation Board Hourglass Award, and was voted "Most Community Involved" in Jefferson County.
The Illinois Bankers Association 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, savings banks, and savings and loan associations of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the IBA represents nearly 90 percent of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than 100,000 men and women in over 5,000 offices across the state.
SOURCE Illinois Bankers Association