Shawn Davis, President & CEO, CNB Bank & Trust, N.A, headquartered in Carlinville, was elected chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) during the association’s annual business meeting held virtually on Friday, September 25, 2020. As chairman, Davis serves on the CBAI board of directors, handles the overall affairs of the association in conjunction with the first and second vice chairman, and serves on its strategic planning and finance committees. He also serves on the Community BancService Corporation board.

Davis received his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in finance. He is also a graduate of the Illinois Bankers School, SIU-Carbondale; Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Commercial Lending School, Illinois State University, Bloomington.

Davis began his banking career in 1980 at Carlinville National Bank. In 1994, he became the senior lender and in 1999 he became the bank’s CEO. Presently he is the President & CEO of CNB Bank & Trust, NA and Sr. Vice President of CNB Bank Shares Inc. where he serves on both organizations Board of Directors.

He served on the board of CBAI Services Marketing Group from 2005-2014. Davis also serves on the board of Community BancService Corporation and the board of the SHAZAM® Network and the Illinois Transfer System.

Davis lives in Carlinville with his wife, Cheryl. They are parents of one adult son, Michael, wife Brooke and have two granddaughters, Reagan and Olivia.


CBAI is a professional trade association representing nearly 300 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their 850 Illinois bank branches. Its members have nearly $80 billion in assets and employ approximately 17,000 individuals. CBAI, headquartered in Springfield, was founded in 1974 to exclusively represent and serve the community-banking profession. For more information, visit