First National Bank of Steeleville CEO Robert Koopman announced the promotion of Klay Tiemann from vice president to senior vice president, loan officer and branch manager, and the promotion of Karen Jacobus from vice president to senior vice president and cashier.

CEO Koopman noted that both Karen and Klay have successful banking careers, and have contributed greatly to the continued success of our bank. “We are very fortunate to have them on our staff during the ever-changing world of community banking,” Koopman stated.

Tiemann has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry and has served since August 9, 1999 in the bank’s Sparta Banking Center. Tiemann is responsible for managing employees, overseeing customer activity and conducting all lending activities at the branch.

Tiemann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from McKendree University. He is actively involved in the community as board member of the Randolph-Monroe County StartUP program and the Community Foundation of Randolph County. He is also a member of the Randolph County Leadership Committee and served as Steeleville 4th of July Parade Chairman.

Jacobus has more than 37 years of experience in banking and has served as vice president and cashier since March 27, 2012 at the main bank in Steeleville. She supervises the deposit and customer service operations, collaborating with all areas of the bank to expand customer relationships. As human resources manager, she manages the employee benefits package and provides leadership to the entire bank.

“FNB truly represents what a community bank should be,” said Jacobus. “Our customers and employees come before anything else. I love where I work, what I do and who I work with. I’m extremely grateful to be part of the FNB family.”

Jacobus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from McKendree University.

Tiemann and Jacobus serve on senior management committees of the bank and were both instrumental in creating the bank’s Employee Engagement Committee.

— The Southern

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