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VP and bank manager named for Bank of Monroe County

Kathy Yung has joined Bank of Monroe County as a vice president and bank manager.

Yung will primarily work at the new bank location at 813 N. Market St. in Waterloo when complete. As a veteran banker with 37 years of experience in all levels of banking such a bank manager, controller, and loan origination, Yung will also handle business development with business and retail clients.

“I worked with Kathy for 13 years at a previous bank so I know her work ethic and dedication to the community firsthand,” said Bank of Monroe County Market President Ryan Osterhage. “It’s so valuable to be able to have someone you can trust to hit the ground running. She will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our bank and develop our employees. We’re really excited that she decided to join our team.”

Yung has spent her entire career working at community banks in St. Clair and Monroe County. She is also actively involved in the community, serving in the Smithton Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer for eight years where she was voted Business Member of the Year twice. She has also served as a member on the Waterloo Chamber and volunteers on events held by the Smithton Commercial Club.

“I’ve always believed in the importance of community banks so I’m very excited to work for a bank that shares those values,” said Yung. “Bank of Monroe County has the ability to make decisions locally and they care about their team members giving back to the community and being part of the community.”

Yung lives in Smithton with her husband on a 40-acre property. She is from Collinsville originally and still has ties to Madison County as well. Osterhage said in addition to Yung’s manager roles within the Bank of Monroe County, she will also help mentor employees.

Bank of Monroe County is a division of Bank of Belleville, a locally owned and controlled, independent community bank located in St. Clair County. The bank, which recently eclipsed $250 million in total assets, has had a single location in Belleville until 2020, but is now expanding with banks in Monroe, Madison and Clinton counties within the next year.

Go to www.bankofmonroecounty.com or call (618) 233- 6400.

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