Here at Mid-Illini Credit Union, we work hard to live the credit union philosophy of people helping people every day. Lenders help borrowers, employees help members, and we strive to create a fun environment where employees are valued and service to our members comes above all else.
Our employees are friendly people who genuinely care about our members and about one another.
Let’s meet a few of them:
Tom was born and raised right here in Bloomington and graduated from Bloomington High School, then Lincoln College. He's been a MICU member since he was 16, and started working here when he was just 18! Back then, MICU had just 7 employees and about $13 million in total assets. From 1989 to 2002, Tom worked his way up from Teller to Vice President before being promoted to his current position as President.
Tom enjoys the relationships he's built with MICU members over the years, and the opportunity to truly help families build strong financial foundations through the products and services we offer here at MICU.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan traveled around a bit as a youngster with stops in Hawaii and North Carolina before his family settled in Germantown Hills when he was in junior high. Dan has been an Illinois resident since and graduated from Bradley University in Peoria with a B.S. in Finance. Subsequent to graduation, he continued his education to fulfill the requirements to sit for the certified public accountant exam. Dan is currently a licensed CPA in the State of Illinois.
Dan has over a decade of banking and credit union experience in both the Peoria and Bloomington markets with a stint in the commercial real estate development sector sandwiched in between finance industry positions. These positions offered opportunities to earn experience in credit analysis, loan review, ALLL, ALCO, and investment portfolio management.
Dan lives just outside of Pekin with his wife of nearly twenty years, Jackie, and their four children. He stays very busy following his kids around as they compete in various sports and activities. Dan describes himself as a sometimes avid runner that alternates between road running and trail running. Dan has completed several half marathons, the Houston Marathon, and a 50-mile ultra-marathon. He enjoys competing in all manner of sports with and against his kids and is always up for new adventures.
Vice President, Lending
Robin grew up in the “booming metropolis” of Altona, Illinois, population: 501. She graduated from ROVA High School and then from Illinois State University before working for ten years as an Account Executive at a local television station. After that, Robin owned a Power Sport dealership here in Bloomington for 13 years, sold it in 2009, and joined MICU in 2011.
Robin's MICU career started as the relationship manager for our indirect auto lending program, then moved to the position of Loan Officer, where she demonstrated extraordinary risk management and leadership skills, which led to her promotion to her current position as Vice President of Lending.
Robin and her husband, John, live in Bloomington with two dogs and a parrot. She knew that working at MICU would be a good fit because of the great experiences she had financing motorcycles and ATVs for her customers when she ran her own dealership. Robin says, “Mid-Illini’s goal is to assist businesses in succeeding, growing and surpassing goals. It is a pleasure to lend a hand in the process.”
Vice President of Operations
Sabrina was born and raised in Danville, IL, moving to Normal in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a graduate of the B/N Multicultural Leadership Program, Class of 2013.
Sabrina worked at two credit unions over a span of 13 years in various positions from Teller to Accounting/Financial Manager before joining MICU in 2012 as the Branch Manager of our West Market Street location. In 2014 she transitioned to our Eastland Drive location as the Administrative Assistant and now serves as our Operations Manager.
Sabrina and her husband have three children, one in college and two Unit 5 students. She enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her children in their various community activities.
Sabrina is a community volunteer who believes in service to others, and she appreciates the opportunity to serve at MICU.
Derick comes to us from Pontiac, Illinois via Illinois State University. He graduated from ISU in 2004, with a degree in Finance. He joined MICU during his last semseter at ISU as a part-time teller, worked as our Teller Supervisor for several years and is currently serving as a Loan Officer.
Derick and his wife Meghan have been married since 2006, and make their home right here in Bloomington. Derick enjoys providing great service to MICU members, and listening to all of their stories.
Terri comes to us from the mountains of Afton, Wyoming, an area also known as Star Valley. Her banking career started as a loan assistant at a big bank out west, where she earned experience in consumer and commercial lending. She moved to Illinois in 1997, went to work in Peoria, and then worked at another Bloominigton-based credit union for five years. After a few years of staying home with her young children, she joined Mid-Illini in 2011 and is currently serving our members as a loan officer. Terri lives in Bloomington with her two boys and two big dogs. Of her work, she says "I love doing what I do! Knowing I was part of a special purchase or easing a financial burden makes it all worth it."
Grace grew up in the farming community of Minier, and earned her associate's degree from Heartland Community College.
She joined MICU in January, 2014, as a Member Business Associate, and then, just one year later, was promoted to the position of Loan Officer, and moved over to work full-time at our West Market Street branch. In addition to serving as a loan officer, Grace is actively involved with the Downtown Bloomington Association (DBA), and engages with our community partners to help provide financial literacy resources wherever they're needed.
Grace and her husband, Trevin recently purchased their first home. Grace appreciates the family atmosphere that MICU has for both our members and our employees. Whether it is high-fiving kids at a local parade or working side-by-side with members to help organize their financial futures, Grace's favorite thing about working at MICU is being able to provide everyone with a safe place to protect their assets while helping them improve their overall financial well-being.
Photos by B Corbin, Lewis Sisters Photography and Dawn Bergeron Photography.