Dan Kittleson joins FNBT as Chief Financial Officer

David McCoy, President of First National Bank and Trust Company (FNBT)  announced that Dan Kittleson has joined the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Kittleson will be responsible for the overall financial management of the bank, aligning financial goals and reporting with the bank’s strategic plan, assuring safe […]

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Janice Neufeld announces retirement from First National Bank and Trust

Janice Neufeld, trust officer of First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) has announced plans to retire effective Dec. 31. Neufeld joined the FNBT family in 1997 as employee benefits and trust tax administrator. She expanded her responsibilities to include investment assistance, IRA administration, account management, estate administration and has also served as secretary of FNBT’s […]

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Dr. Hannah Orem celebrates five years

Dr. Hannah Orem is celebrating five years of clinical work at Upper Cervical Care Center – Rockford, a division of 1st Step Chiropractic. Upon graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic as valedictorian in 2013, Orem returned to serve in her hometown of Rockford. Orem has a passion for helping people of all ages and she […]

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Rosecrance appoints several new directors

Rosecrance announced several new directors, including Kristin Hamblock, Director of Payroll and Benefits, Joe Kreul, Clinical Director of Rosecrance Berry Campus, and Jason Relle, Clinical Director of Rosecrance Griffin Williamson. Hamblock joined the Rosecrance team in 2010. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northern Illinois University. […]

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Rosecrance Chief Medical Officer receives Distinguished Fellow Award

Rosecrance announced that Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tom Wright, has received a Distinguished Fellow award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and was recognized at AACAP’s annual meeting at the end of October. Dr. Thomas Wright has nearly 25 years’ experience in the field and joined Rosecrance in 2005. He oversees […]

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Rosecrance names new Director of Nursing

Rosecrance announced that Amy Young has accepted the position of Director of Nursing. Young will oversee nursing care that is provided to clients at Rosecrance, Inc. facilities while continuing to spend time providing direct client care. Young started working at Rosecrance in 2007 as a licensed practical nurse intern. She worked at Rosecrance Harrison Campus […]

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Rosecrance names new Senior Director of Operations

Rosecrance is pleased to announce Craig Stallings has accepted the position of Senior Director of Operations, a position that will provide comprehensive leadership of Rosecrance operations. Stallings is a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified addictions counselor with nearly 25 years’ experience in behavioral healthcare and 21 years of progressive growth at Rosecrance. As Senior […]

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Former Register Star reporter joins team at SwedishAmerican

SwedishAmerican is announced the addition of Emily Tropp to its Public Relations and Marketing Team. Tropp assumes the title of Public Relations/Community Engagement Specialist and will serve as SwedishAmerican’s primary media contact. Tropp was a Sports Reporter for the Rockford Register Star from 1998-2013 and comes to SwedishAmerican directly from the Rockford School District, where […]

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GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford names new Executive Director

The board of directors of GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford named Karen Carlson as its new executive director. GiGi’s Playhouse, 8801 N. 2nd Street in Machesney Park, serves those with Down syndrome and their families in a five county region by providing educational, therapeutic, social and job opportunities. Carlson, a Rockford native, previously served as executive director […]

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Local Banker Earns National Certification

Lisa Zeimetz, senior vice president and compliance officer, First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) was recently awarded the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) designation from the American Bankers Association (ABA). Zeimetz joined FNBT in August 2015 and now has nearly 20 years of banking experience. In her role, Lisa manages the administration of compliance and […]

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