Commercial/Ag Lenders

your dream team

Bringing a vision to life is never a straight path. We understand that a journey to success often encounters unexpected obstacles. Your vision has the power to overcome challenges, but like Rocky with Mickey, it doesn’t hurt to have a loyal dream team in your corner.

Commercial Lenders

  • Lee H. Garlach

    Chairman of the Board & President of First State Bancorporation, Inc.

    Location: Quad Cities

    Office: 563-362-0453

    NMLS #462229

  • Dean A. Heinzmann

    Fortress Bank President

    Location: Peoria

    Office: 309-966-4850

    NMLS #462228

  • Keith Worner

    Executive Vice President

    Location: Quad Cities

    Office: 563-362-0444

    NMLS #1389899

  • Jeff Schieferle Uhlenbrock

    Senior Vice President – Head of Commercial Banking

    Location: Peoria

    Office: 309-966-4847

  • Scott S. Jarvis

    Senior Vice President – Des Moines Division Manager

    Location: Des Moines

    Office: 515-706-4211

    Mobile: 515-650-7525

    NMLS #1769801

  • Nick Swift

    Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

    Location: Des Moines

    Office: 515-706-4218

    Mobile: 563-505-9935

    NMLS #1631458

  • Devon N. Knobloch

    Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

    Location: Peoria

    Office: 309-966-4860

  • Prohos Buttrey

    Treasury Management Specialist

    Location: Des Moines

    Office: 515-706-4221

    Mobile: 515-771-3186

  • Nate McConnell

    Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

    Location: Quad Cities

    Mobile: 563-362-0441

    NMLS #777594

  • Gabe Wells

    Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer

    Location: Quad Cities

    Office: 563-362-0430

  • Jenny Garlach

    Treasury Management Specialist

    Location: Quad Cities

    Office: 563-362-0435

  • Nicholas Esser

    Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

    Location: Peoria

    Office: 309-966-4850

  • April Parker

    Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

    Location: Peoria

    Office: 309-966-4850

Ag Lenders

  • Andrew J. Bastert

    Fortress Bank Regional President

    Location: La Harpe

    Office: 217-659-7776

  • Michael T. Bavery

    Senior Vice President – Chief Credit Officer and Risk Management

    Location: Carthage

    Office: 217-357-3112

    NMLS #432223

  • Jake Thomas

    Relationship Manager

    Location: La Harpe

    Office: 217-659-7779, ext 2231

    NMLS #1382938

  • Kevin Deitrich

    433 Main, Carthage, IL 62321

    Location: CARTHAGE/HAMILTON/LAHARPE

    Office: 217-357-3112

    Mobile: 217-357-3112

    NMLS #462226

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  • Stephen Patrick

    Commercial Loan Officer

    Location: Carthage

    Office: 217-357-3112, ext 2313

    NMLS #462227

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