Board of Directors

Steven L. Beal
President / CEO
National Railway Equipment
Mount Vernon, IL

Mr. Beal serves as a Director. He is President / CEO of National Railway Equipment Company; and has touched every facet of the business throughout his tenure since 1986. Steven also serves on numerous community boards and holds a Bachelors in Business Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1997.
George "Bill" Beck
Owner TET, Inc.
Mount Vernon, IL

Mr. Beck serves as a Director, and was the Owner, President and CEO of Beck Bus Transportation Corporation for 37 years until its sale in 2007. Bill is the owner of TET Inc., a property management company. Bill serves on numerous community and state boards. Bill received his BA in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1970.
Matthew Breuer
Owner, Revelation Construction & Owner / President, ARK Enterprises
Lake Ozark, MO

Mr. Breuer serves as a Director. He is the co-founder of Revelation Construction and Development in Linn Creek, Missouri. Currently, Revelation Construction has over $20 million dollars in assets. In 2000, Mr. Breuer founded Ark Enterprises, a sales and management company specializing in insurance, property management and real estate. In 1998, Matt has held numerous positions in the insurance industry from agent, regional director, agency director and central USA marketing director and president. Mr. Breuer has an Associate’s from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s and Business Minor from the University of Eastern Kentucky.
John G. Eilering
President, Mt. Prospect State Bank
Mount Prospect, IL

Mr. Eilering serves as a Director. He is President of the Mt. Prospect, Illinois office of Glenview State Bank, where he is also a Director. Mr. Eilering was the former Chairman / CEO of Northwest Suburban Bancorp Inc. from 1997 until its sale in 2007. He has over 47 years of banking experience. Mr. Eilering also serves on numerous community boards. He received his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and his MBA from Northern Illinois University.
George N. Gaynor
Private investor advisor to Three Circles Capital, Founder, Officer and Director Norris Bancorp.
Chicago, IL

Mr. Gaynor serves as a director. He is the Chairman of the Norris Foundation. Mr. Gaynor began his career in investment banking in 1974 and became a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1979. He was a market-maker specialist for 14 years. During the 1980’s, he served as a director of the First National Bank of Batavia, the State Bank of St. Charles, and as a founder and director/officer of Norris Bancorp, until 1988 when these entities were sold. Mr. Gaynor served two terms as an Alumni Trustee of Northwestern University, where he received his B.A. in 1973. Mr. Gaynor also serves as an advisor/strategist for a hedge fund, Three Circles Capital, and remains active in international investment banking, securities and derivatives trading.
William J. Howard
Estate Planning Attorney
Rockford, IL

Mr. Howard serves as a Director. Mr. Howard is an attorney who concentrates his practice on complex estate planning, probate, real estate matters, as well as corporate counsel matters for numerous small- and medium-sized corporate clients including the Rock River Water Reclamation District and Estwing Manufacturing Company. Previously, he served as a two-term trustee for Rockford Township and continues to represent area townships in his law practice. Mr. Howard received his Bachelor’s in Finance from Northern Illinois University in 1968 and his J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law in 1972.
Corbyn W. Jones
Attorney McDowell, Rice, Smith, Buchanan, P.C.
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Jones serves as a director. An attorney, he is of counsel to McDowell, Rice, Smith and Buchanan. Mr. Jones has a background in corporate and real transactions, as well as commercial litigation. He currently serves as in-house counsel for Indikon Media, in the Kansas City area. Prior to earning his J.D., Mr. Jones was the starting quarterback for the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he distinguished himself on the field and in the classroom. He subsequently spent time in both the National Football League with the Baltimore Ravens and Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes. Mr. Jones has also worked as an analyst for the Fox Sports Network, as a part of their Big 12 Football Saturday studio team, and with Learfield Communications, as a co-host for the Tiger Pre- and Post-Game Show.
David Keller
Retired President, Bank of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Mr. Keller serves as a Director. He is a 42-year veteran banker who spearheaded the start-up of The Bank of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri in 2005, which has since developed a network of branches in Southwest and Southeast Missouri. He has served as the Board Chairman of the Missouri Innovation Center since 2004, which operates a 33,000 square-foot business incubator in Columbia and is an active angel investor with Centennial Investors. Mr. Keller serves as an Advisory Board Member at the University of Missouri – Columbia Medical School Foundation, the University of Missouri College of Personal Financial Planning, and the Steve and Barbara Fishman Entrepreneurial Center at Columbia College. He is a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving on the Great Rivers Council Board since 1988, and received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2002.
Willard "Bill" C. McNitt, III
Principal Thurston Group
Chicago, IL

Mr. McNitt serves as a Director. Since 2000, he has been a principal of the Thurston Group, a merchant bank. He has served on the boards of several portfolio companies in the telecommunications, energy, financial services, and healthcare industries. Mr. McNitt was the CFO, Vice President and Treasurer of Zenith Electronics, and the Vice President and Treasurer of Gould Inc., both publicly-traded companies. Mr. McNitt is a CPA and holds a CFA charter. Mr. McNitt received his B.A., with honors, from Amherst College, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
John Michael "Mike" Otten
Real Estate Broker / Owner, Developer and Investor
Lake Ozark, MO

Mr. Otten serves as a Director. He is a real estate investor with diversified holdings including acting as broker and owner of a Re/Max Real Estate office in Sedalia, Missouri. Mike specializes in multi-family properties, single-family residences, office buildings and property management. He has had past involvement in commercial and residential development and flex warehouse space, and has also operated a mortgage company.
Richard Straeter
Former District Mgr, Woosley Operatng Company, Past President, Continental Resources Eastern Region
Mount Vernon, IL

Richard has held positions as the District Manager for Woosley Operating Company, past President of Continental Resources Eastern Region, Director / Partner of Orbit Gas Storage and Orbit Gas Transmission and Vice President of Barger Engineering. He is involved in numerous charities including Habitat for Humanity, United Way and the United Methodist Childrens' Home, among many others. Richard also serves on the boards of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association, First National Bank Advisory Board of Carmi, Illinois, Lifeboat Alliance, Orbit Gas Storage and Orbit Gas Transmission. Richard received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering in 1983 and his M.S. from the University of Missouri-Rolla.