gerald hartley
68 years old

Gerald F. Hartley, CPA has served as a director of the Company and chairman of the Audit Committee since June 2003. Mr. Hartley was named Director of the Bank in February 2004. Mr. Hartley has over 40 years experience in financial, accounting, and auditing responsibilities. He served as a director of Republic Bank of Chicago and Republic Bancorp Co. from August 2000 through May 2003. Previously, he spent 35 years in the public accounting profession, primarily with Crowe Chizek and Company, LLP, dealing with community-based banks and bank holding companies. Mr. Hartley served as a member of the AICPA Committee on Bank Accounting and Auditing and as a director of the Illinois CPA Society.