Rhodes hits 50 years with Stillman Bank


ROCKFORD – Stillman Bank’s Board of Directors recently recognized Gary L. Rhodes for his 50 years of service at Stillman Bank.

Rhodes began his banking career in 1968 as Cashier in the Bank’s Stillman Valley Office. He held numerous positions throughout his career and recently retired as Chairman and CEO of Stillman Bank. He currently serves as Chairman of the Bank’s holding company.

“We congratulate Gary for reaching this impressive milestone,” said Martin C. Larson, Chairman and CEO of Stillman Bank. “We are grateful for Gary’s commitment and leadership over the last 50 years.”

At a special Board of Directors dinner, Gary was recognized for his distinguished length of service and his dedication to serving others and the financial services industry.

The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) has also recognized Gary L. Rhodes for over 50 years of service to the banking industry. Rhodes is now inducted into the IBA’s 50 Year Club.

 “We are fortunate to have dedicated bankers like Gary Rhodes, who has been working for his customers and community for half of a century," said Julie R. Clark, Vice President, Bank & Partner Relations at IBA.

 Throughout his career, Rhodes has been very involved in several community organizations. He served on the board of the Ogle County United Way, Ogle County Economic Development, was a board member for the Illinois Bankers Association, the Congregational Christian Church in Stillman Valley and served as Capital Campaign Chairman for Serenity Hospice.

Rhodes was also recognized by officers and employees at a companywide event in December.

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