The RiverBend Growth Association has named John Keller as interim president replacing Monica Bristow, who resigned to run for the 111th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“John has the qualifications to step into the position. He has been on the RBGA Board since 2012 and served as its chairman in 2014. We are in good hands and will continue to move forward,” Growth Association Chairman August Wuellner said.
Keller was most recently regional president of Carrollton Bank in Alton for 20 years before his retirement in 2016. He has also served in leadership roles in Pride, Inc., Marquette Catholic High School, Kreative Kids (Alton Daycare), East End Improvement Association, Alton/Godfrey Rotary, Alton Halloween Parade, and the OSF Saint Anthony’s Foundation Board.
Keller is a lifelong resident of the River Bend area. He and his wife Cathy live in Godfrey. They are the parents of Dr. JR Keller and Elizabeth Keller Dunn.
A search committee is now seeking a replacement for Bristow.