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Bank of Belleville promotes Ryan Osterhage to Chief Lending Officer

Ryan Osterhage

Bank of Belleville recently announced the promotion of Ryan Osterhage to the position of Chief Lending Officer. Currently serving as the Market President of Bank of Monroe County, Osterhage will continue in this role while taking on the responsibilities as Chief Lending Officer.

With two decades of experience in banking, Osterhage’s promotion to Chief Lending Officer reflects his expertise and contributions to the industry. His experience includes loan operations, mortgage and commercial banking; these insights into lending practices and market dynamics will serve him well in his new role.

“Ryan’s promotion to Chief Lending Officer is a reflection of his dedication to the community, the Bank and his commitment to excellence,” said Ron Stephens, CEO of Bank of Belleville. “His background in commercial banking and mortgage, paired with his local awareness, will further enhance our lending operations and solidify our position as a trusted financial partner.”

Osterhage’s connection to the Monroe County community runs deep, both personally and professionally. A lifelong resident of Waterloo, he is known for his involvement in community organizations within the county and the Metro East.

“I’m honored to take on the role of Chief Lending Officer at Bank of Belleville,” said Osterhage. “I am committed to building on our successes and continuing to support the financial well-being of our clients and the growth of our community.”


About Bank of Belleville

“Smaller Bank, Bigger Service, Stronger Community” is not just a tagline; it’s a promise. This commitment to client and community service is at the forefront of everything they do. Since their inception in 2005, as Bank of Belleville, they have grown to over $450 million in asset size and made a significant impact on our local economy through the funding of projects, creation of jobs, and the use of local service providers. And you will find the same philosophy, expertise, and financial strength consistently in each of their regional banks: Bank of Madison County, Bank of Clinton County and Bank of Monroe County. In each location our dedicated 65 +  team members bring experience and passion to their work, and it shows in the day-to-day operations.

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