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Town and Country Bank announces multiple promotions

SPRINGFIELD — Micah Bartlett, president and chief executive officer of Town and Country Financial Corp., parent company of Town and Country Bank, announced multiple promotions within the commercial line of business for TCB, which has a growing presence in the Metro East area.

townandcountrybankGrant Franklin is now executive vice president and director of commercial banking. Grant joined TCB in 2008. With more than 36 years of experience in banking, Grant will oversee the entire commercial banking line of business with emphasis on strong relationship management and growth in all markets.

Steve Gnuse is now executive vice president and community bank president – Sangamon County. He joined TCB in 2004 and has more than 41 years of experience in the financial services industry. In his role, Steve will lead the commercial banking team for Sangamon County and represent the bank in the community.

Matt Simhauser is now senior vice president and chief credit officer. He joined TCB in 2005. He will oversee the entire credit administration function of the bank, maintaining its already strong asset quality metrics and supporting relationship growth goals.

Andrew Olson is now assistant vice president and relationship manager. He joined TCB in 2011. In his new role, Andrew will be responsible for managing and developing diverse commercial customer relationships.

John Staudt will assume the new role of chief risk officer with responsibilities for the Enterprise Wide Risk Management program.

“Each of these individuals has been instrumental in our company’s rapid growth and success,” said Bartlett. “I am confident in the continued growth and success of our customers under this new leadership, as TCB continues to build itself as the downstate financial services leader.”

About Town and Country Bank and Peoples Prosperity Bank

Town and Country Financial Corporation is the parent holding company for Town and Country Bank and Town and Country Banc Mortgage Services, Inc. with offices in Buffalo, Decatur, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Mount Zion, Springfield and Quincy, the latter operating under the name of Peoples Prosperity Bank. Town and Country Financial Corporation shares are quoted under the symbol TWCF. For more information about the bank, visit

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