CNB Bank & Trust, N.A. announces the retirement of Larry Franklin, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, effective March 31, 2020. Larry will transition to Senior Vice President/Consultant and represent and promote CNB in the Alton and surrounding markets. He will continue in that role, as well as continuing as a director of CNB through 2020. Larry’s 50-year career in banking began in 1969 with Alton Banking & Trust (Wedge Bank). He has been involved in the organization’s growth and prosperity, and has been an integral part of the company, since he came on board as one of CNB’s early acquisitions. Beginning with Greene County National Bank in March of 1996 via the Merger of Wedge/Mercantile Bank as Vice President – Commercial Lender.

Over the years, Larry’s career has provided him with the titles of Officer in Charge of the 1st Community Banking Center of Jersey County, SVP, EVP, Sr. Lending Officer. In 2004, when Cornerstone Bank and Trust, NA. was acquired by Carlinville National Bank Shares, Inc., his title and role became EVP & CEO. In 2011, after the purchase of Cornbelt Bank, his title and role became EVP and COO. This position remained until 2019, with the acquisition of Jacksonville Savings Bank where he earned his current role and title of Sr. EVP & CBO.

His affiliations have included serving as a board member for the following organizations: St. Louis Regional Airport-Director, East Alton Ice Management Board-Director, Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), Community Bankers Service Corporation-Board, RiverBend Growth Association-Board Member/Past Chairman, Boys and Girls Club of Alton-Board, Lewis & Clark Community College Banking & Finance Committee-Board (Faculty), Salvation

He has been defined as a “True Community Banker” through the numerous affiliations, boards, and committees he has served, and takes great pride in the many customers and friends he has made along the way.

Shawn Davis, President & Chief Executive Officer stated “As an Officer and a Director, Larry has been an integral part of CNB’s success since 2003 when Cornerstone Bank Joined our group. I’m sure that I speak for all of the officers, directors, and employees of CNB when I congratulate Larry on an exemplary career and wish him the best.”