IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Carlinville, IL., Monday, October 10, 2022

The Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) has announced that Shawn Davis, President and CEO of CNB Bank & Trust, N.A., has been named the organization's 2022 Outstanding Member of the Year. This prestigious award is given annually to a member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing the principles of community banking at an extraordinary level.

For over two decades, Davis has been serving the community banking industry through leadership roles. He served as CBAI’s Board Chairman in 2020-2021 and as the CBSC Board Chairman the previous year. Currently, Davis is a member of the CBAI and CBSC Boards, as well as the Audit, Finance, and Strategic Planning Committees. He is also one of two CBAI members serving as an ICBA State Delegate. Furthermore, Davis also serves on the CBSC Payments Committee, Shazam Board of Directors, and the Illinois Transfer System Board of Directors.

Davis has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Foundation for Community Banking scholarship program over the years, and CNB Bank & Trust is one of only four banks that have reached Platinum level as a contributor.
Always looking for new ways to learn and grow, Davis’ bank was recognized for attending the most educational programs of any CBAI member bank with more than $225 million in assets. CNB has been awarded the number one spot every year since 2016 and is consistently among top five performers in that category.

Davis is a generous and dedicated member of the CBAI family who sits on the Legislative & Regulation Committee. Additionally, he meets the CEO challenge, which is attained with 100% of a bank’s directors and officers donate to Community BancPac and FedPac. He is a regular attendee at CBAI’s Capital Conference, Call on Washington, and legislative roundtables.

Since 1996, CNB has earned the Patron of Community Banking Award every year. This is due in large part to his incredible support of the association.

Davis has been a part of CBAI for over 20 years, and during that time, he has earned the respect of his peers. He is a hardworking and dedicated individual who is always looking out for the best interests of community banking. As President and CEO of a community bank, he is always looking for ways to help his institution grow and succeed. This year, he took things one step further by convincing his bank's board to invest in the BankTech Venture fund. Now, they are the largest CBAI member bank investor. He was instrumental in the formation of the BankTech SPV1. This feeder fund allows smaller investors to pool their resources and invest in the BankTech Fund.

He is a highly effective leader who not only sets the example himself, but also encourages and supports his staff in their own professional development and involvement. Andy Tinberg, Senior EVP and Chief Banking Officer, serves on the CBSC Board and is chairman of the CBSC Innovation Committee. Katie Ashworth, Director of Marketing and Communications, is chair of CBAI’s Career Development Division and serves on the CBAI and Foundation Boards. Jim Ashworth, Vice Chairman at CNB, is currently the chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Board of Directors.

Shawn Davis has been a fixture in the community banking industry for many years, and his contributions have been invaluable. From his work as an advocate for community banks to his leadership roles within CBAI, Shawn has played a vital role in making sure that community banks remain strong and vibrant. His dedication to the profession is admirable, and his commitment to serving the needs of his community is second to none.

CNB Bank & Trust has 18 locations to better serve its customers: Alton; Brighton; Carlinville; Carrollton; Chapin; Clayton, MO; Edwardsville – Glen Carbon; Hillsboro; Jacksonville (2); Jerseyville; Litchfield; Oak Forest; Palos Heights; Pittsfield; Taylorville; Tinley Park; and Virden. In addition to a wide variety of traditional banking services, CNB also offers farm management, investment, and trust services. For more information about CNB and its unique community-centered approach to banking, visit