Wade Weitlauf has joined Bank of Belleville as its chief lending officer.
Weitlauf will serve as a member of the Executive Management Team and will lead all areas of lending for the bank, including; commercial, SBA, mortgage and consumer.
Weitlauf’s career in banking began in 1996. Since that time, he has proven himself a highly qualified banker of the utmost integrity. Throughout his career, he has been entrusted with a steady increase in responsibility, most recently leading a team of commercial lenders at a local community bank.
“The addition of Wade to our Team of highly experienced bankers, represents not only the completion of our newly expanded Executive Management Team, but also a critical component of our growth strategy. His leadership skills and contacts throughout the communities we serve will be instrumental in helping the bank achieve its goals.” said Ronald R. Stephens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Belleville.
“I’m extremely honored and excited to join the Bank of Belleville family, and return to Belleville where my banking career began,” added Weitlauf.
Bank of Belleville operates from its headquarters at 215 S. Illinois St. in Belleville. As of Dec. 31, the Bank had total assets of $209 million and 38 full- and part-time team members.