Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois Women In Banking And Finance

Susan Davis, Committee Member, Illinois Bankers Association

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Susan Davis grew up on the family dairy farm in Oakdale. She credits her family with where she is today.     “My parents were wonderful people,” she said. They placed a lot of emphasis on education, and they taught her to always do her best.    She has always enjoyed analytics and computers…

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Tracy Session, Associated Bank Vice President, Market Manager

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Tracy Session wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in marketing. She had a friend and mentor in banking who thought she’d be a good fit for the industry. Sixteen years later, Session oversees 50 employees as vice president and market manager of…

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Lisa Hock, Financial Consultant, TheBANK of Edwardsville

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Lisa Hock, ChFC has spent her entire career in the banking industry. She started as a teller in 1980, worked her way up to new accounts and moved up the ranks, ultimately becoming a financial advisor.    After years of helping clients in her various roles, she developed an interest in the investment…

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Jodi Clinton, South-Metro East Group Manager, Commerce Bank

By ROBERTA CODEMO    A friend suggested that Jodi Clinton apply for a position at Commerce Bank. She knew the local bank president through school connections and arranged a meeting with him.    She started out as a part-time personal banker at the Fenton location and has been with the bank since 1998.     “I’ve been working…

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