20 Years, 20 Stories: CFO Looks Back on Bank History

6/17/2019

By: Sarah Phalen

President and CEO


Brett TiemannMany things that have changed in banking and at INB over Brett Tiemann’s career. But he finds at least one thing unaltered: the drive of the staff.

“The first thing that comes to mind when I think about INB celebrating our 20th anniversary is how fast time has flown. I’m fortunate to work with people who are just as passionate now about INB as they were 20 years ago,” he says.

Brett joined INB in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer, just two years after the bank officially opened its doors to the community. He was drawn to new opportunities and a positive work environment when he originally joined the staff.

“I wanted the opportunity to use my background and skills and work with like-minded individuals to build a new bank located in the community that I call home,” he says. “We have outstanding employees who love what they do and are focused on serving customers.”

Dramatic Change in 20 Years 

To say that banking has changed dramatically from even 20 years ago is an understatement. Brett has seen shifts in the industry like heightened regulation, growth in technologies, enhanced risk management and even a decrease in the number of banks since he first started at INB.

Through it all, INB has adapted and held tightly to its community-centered values.

“Today, we are focused on continuous learning and improvement. We are family-oriented, community and customer-focused, and driven to make banking consistently easier through people and technology,” Brett says. 

That culture and mindset has led INB to be a prominent financial institution in Illinois and Missouri.

“In addition to our employees, our success is also attributable to our shareholders who live and work in the same communities INB serves, who have continuously supported INB since inception,” Brett shares.

“Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on our customers, employees, communities and shareholders and continue to implement new technologies to meet and exceed the changing expectations of customers.”

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