Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois Banking Finance

Matt Gomric, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, Commerce Bank

    For Matt Gomric, banking is about relationships. Before launching his 18-year career in commercial banking, Gomric was an All-Star football player at Washington University in St. Louis. After college, he helped McKendree University head coach Carl Poelker develop the school’s football program.     “Whether you’re playing or coaching sports, you quickly learn that you…

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Stuart Langrehr, Bank President, First Bank, Red Bud

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Stuart Langrehr said his father was the biggest influence in his life and inspired him to pursue a banking career. “I got the idea watching him be frugal with money,” he said.     A sentimentalist at heart, he and his siblings grew up on a farm a few miles outside the small…

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