Stateline Area Business People in the News

First National Bank and Trust Company recently added three people to its staff.

Fran Sorenson has been addes as a wealth management trust tax officer. She has 13 years of tax preparation experience. She graduated with a bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation the same year she graduated. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Brad Steinberg is vice president and commercial banking manager on the Illinois team. He has more than 10 years of commercial banking experience, most recently as a senior lender for another local financial institution. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and he is pursuing his certification as a CPA. His responsibilities will include management of the Illinois Commercial Banking team, managing existing portfolios, developing new business relationships as well as providing value-added services to all customers.

Kirk Stowers is joining First National Bank and Trust as vice president and operations manager.

He has 26 years of banking and financial services experience, most recently as a credit administrator for the Bank of New Glarus in Wisconsin. He graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in finance. As operations manager he is responsible for managing loan operations, deposit operations and chairing the bank’s compliance committee.

First National Bank and Trust Company, headquartered in Beloit, has facilities at 12 locations in nine communities.

Lesley Medrano, an organization development performance and e-learning specialist in the human resources department with SwedishAmerican Health System, recently was awarded the Rockford YWCA Promise Award during the YWCA Leader Luncheon.

The Promise Award is given to reaffirm the YWCA’s commitment to young women and their importance to the organization’s future and mission.

Medrano has been employed with SwedishAmerican Health System for 13 years.