FNB Staunton Message of the Day
Smith retires, Scheffel promoted to Branch Manager for First National Bank
Martha Smith will be joining her husband in retirement at the end of May from First National Bethalto Banking Center. Upon retirement, she plans to volunteer in her community and at her church, Our Lady of Queen Peace. She will also spend some time working in her yard and just plain relaxing. Smith looks forward to doing things during the day when normally she would be at work.
“I have been fortunate to begin and end my 39 year career in banking with a strong community bank. I have called First National in Staunton my home for 11 of those years and I thank God every day for the opportunity to work for people that have such strong roots and great ethics. Banking has changed so much in my career but the fact that community banks continue to be the backbone of our country keeps those changes in check. I know our current and future customers will continue to find great service provided by our very capable staff,” said Smith.
Shannon Scheffel will take over Martha Smith’s role as Branch Manager and will continue with his loan officer duties. Scheffel has been with FNB for eight years. He is currently president of Bethalto Kiwanis Club and a board member with the Wood River Lions Club. He and his wife live in Bethalto with their two children. When he isn’t busy with his duties at FNB, he likes to hunt and fish.
“I look forward to meeting and working with Martha’s customers in the future,” said Scheffel.
Melissa Tarrant has been promoted to loan officer. She has been with FNB for six years and started out in the new accounts office. From there she moved into the role of lending assistant. She and her husband, Kyle, live in East Alton with their son.
“I enjoy working for First National Bank and am excited to meet new customers. I have worked as a lending assistant for the past five years and look forward to the new challenge of being a loan officer in the Bethalto facility. It’s been a wonderful learning experience with Martha Smith and Shannon Scheffel. I wish Martha the best of luck with her retirement and I am ready to start working with Shannon in my new position as a loan officer,” said Tarrant.
First National Bank has nine locations including Staunton, Benld, Holiday Shores, Hamel, Mt. Olive, Livingston, Bethalto, Troy and Maryville. Please come see us at your local branch. You can meet with Martha, Shannon or Melissa at 704 Texas Boulevard in Bethalto.
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