Our directors are the guiding force behind the people and the institution called Community Bank. Their job is to oversee everything that we do to ensure that it is done well and in accordance with our plans. They meet with the President and the other officers monthly to ensure things are going well.
Hank is Chairman Emeritus. He previously ran Sanford Corporation, until it was purchased by Newell, a NYSE company, in 1994. He currently lives in Oak Park but loves to travel. Hank now helps his son with his real estate business.
Marty is Chairman of the Board. He and his family have lived in Oak Park since 1978. Marty used to run two other Oak Park banks, and decided in 1995 that a locally focused institution was what Oak Park needed in midst of the bank consolidations that were taking place. He's been a part of the Oak Park Development Corporation as well as several boards for West Suburban Hospital.
Rich is the owner of Gloor Realty. He grew up in the community and attended school locally. Rich currently operates his real estate business which serves both Oak Park and River Forest.
Gene is a retired physician. He likes golf, travels extensively, and runs a beverage company. He has lived in Oak Park his entire life.
Art is also a physician. He runs a practice and a medical services company, which keeps him very busy. Art is a long time member of the medical staff at West Suburban Hospital and has lived in the community all of his professional life.
Chatka grew up in Oak Park. She is an investor in local multi-family real estate and has given much of her time and talent to local nonprofit organizations.
Walter is our President and a founding member of Community Bank. A 20-year veteran in banking, Walter’s leadership of our commercial lending division has been instrumental in fostering the Bank’s overall growth and activity. Walter, his wife Maureen, and their five children reside in south Oak Park. They are involved in a variety of civic and community activities, including Walter’s service on the finance committee of Ascension Parish.
We're as successful as we are today because of these people.