Meet Our People

Our officers have a wide range of experience and longevity in our community.

Senior Management

Walter Healy

Walter is a local guy and is the face of Community Bank. In addition to providing the vision for our future growth and expansion, Walter is highly involved with Commercial Banking and continues to develop new business for the Bank.

Marty Noll
Chairman, Board of Directors

Marty has been a banker for nearly 50 years and has worked for both big banks and community banks.  He recognized that local residents and business owners were hungry for a bank that would provide personalized and professional service for all stages of their personal life or business cycle.  When Marty started Community Bank he knew it would be successful, but didn’t dream it would be as successful as it has become.

Tom Gallagher

Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

No one is more knowledgeable about the local commercial banking scene than Tom.  He is a lifelong resident of the community and has over 40 years experience in both big banks as well as community bank businesses.  He has in-depth expertise and insight into all aspects of commercial banking. 

Lorraine Gusé

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Director

Lorraine has over 25 years of community banking experience in the local market.  She began her banking career in Oak Park and knows the community well, having served as a board member or volunteer for a number of local non profits.

Philip La Giglia

Senior Vice President, Residential Lending Department Head

Phil has a successful track record of over 30 years in the mortgage lending industry.  In addition to launching several consumer lending programs, he has also served as a mortgage industry consultant for the past 8 years.  Phil leads a department dedicated to best serving the mortgage needs of our customers.    


Claude L'Heureux

Senior Vice President, Residential Lending & CRA Officer 

Claude makes mortgages, lots of them.  Claude’s expertise in the local mortgage market is well known.  He has been with the bank since it opened and has originated over $1 billion in loans since then. 

Tom Manfre

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Retail Department Head

With over 20 years of community banking experience, Tom’s career path has provided him with versatile experience in a wide range of bank areas, including retail, commercial, operational, financial, treasury management and information technology. 


Ruth McLaren
Senior Vice President, Operations

Ruth began her banking career when she was 19, and has in-depth experience in a number of aspects of the business.  Ruth oversees operations, risk management, compliance, public relations and marketing, as well as information technology for the bank.


Management and Officer Team

Kris Bahl
Vice President, Loan Operations

Kris manages our Loan Operations Department, ensuring that all of the loans we make are properly documented.  Kris takes great pride in her work and no one exceeds her institutional knowledge and attention to detail. 



Jill Clark
Vice President, Controller & Cashier

Jill joined the Bank in 2016 after nearly 20 years experience in the financial services industry.  For the last 14 years, Jill has developed strong analytical and interpretive skills in financial reporting and accounting operations in a community bank setting.

Jim Duff

Vice President, Commercial Banking

Jim has had a long and successful career in banking, developing relationships with new and existing businesses throughout the Chicago area market.  Jim is a talented business partner and is skilled at identifying a client’s needs and attracting new business clients while also expanding existing banking relationships.

Bob Ellison

Vice President, Operations and Information Technology

Bob oversees the technological development of new bank products and ensures that efficient banking operations and information technology are delivered. Bob is also responsible for building operations and bank security.  Prior to joining Community Bank, Bob served in a similar role at a large regional bank.  



Armen Garry
Vice President, Commercial Banking

Armen has over 12 years experience in the financial services industry.  He began his career with one of the country’s big banks. From there, his career interests led him to a turn as a commercial finance broker for a financial services organization.  Most recently Armen held the role of business banker for the Chicago office of a nationwide bank.  

Gordon Hellwig

Vice President, Commercial Banking

Gordon is very knowledgeable when it comes to local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the commercial banking needs of our clients.  He works diligently to meet the needs of the Bank’s customers while also seeking out potential new banking relationships.  Gordon is very committed to the local community and serves as a board member or volunteer for a number of local non profits.

Kathy Marchwiany

Vice President, Branch Manager, South Oak Park

Kathy is an experienced community banker with a proven track record in developing and managing a retail branch team, identifying possible new clients while also expanding existing business relationships.  Kathy has a responsive and service oriented approach to working with customers to identify and meet their needs.  Kathy enjoys meeting residents and business owners within the community and is committed to volunteering her energy and expertise to nonprofit organizations. 


Marissa Martinez

Vice President, Commercial Banking

Marissa is a veteran banker, having been in the business nearly 20 years in a variety of customer focused positions.  Having served in both commercial loan administration and retail banking positions, Marissa also held the role of Branch Manager.  Marissa then utilized her knowledge from all of these areas as she progressed in to a business development officer role.   At Community Bank, Marissa handles small business, commercial and industrial, and commercial real estate business. 


Mary Beth Montroy McIntosh

Vice President, Branch Manager, River Forest


Mary Beth joined Community Bank over 15 years ago and is the manager of the River Forest Branch.   A lifelong resident of the community, Mary Beth is active in non profits in the community and is dedicated to providing highly personalized and professional service to the Bank’s customers.

Janel Morales

Vice President, Retail Banking Officer

Janel is a longtime employee of Community Bank.  She combines her strong operational knowledge with her talents in the retail area to understand our customers and to take good care of them by providing them with products and services that best fit their needs. 



Ann Schimmel

Vice President, Private Banking

A dedicated professional, Ann has been involved in community banking in the Oak Park area for nearly 15 years.   Ann served as the primary banking officer for private banking clients at the local branch of a big bank prior to joining us.  Currently, Ann’s area of concentration is wealth management where she works closely with nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals in developing specialized financial solutions.


Mani Swarnam
Vice President, Commercial Banking

With over 15 years in banking, Mani offers analytical skills, business industry knowledge, and attention to the needs of business customers.   He is knowledgeable in all aspects of business lending services and has a specialized focus in the commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and construction loan areas.   


Debbie Filarski

Assistant Vice President, BSA and Compliance

Debbie manages the Bank’s compliance program.   She ensures that the Bank’s policies and practices adhere to applicable local, state and federal regulations. Debbie brings extensive experience to the Bank, having previously held compliance positions at other Chicago area community banks for over 20 years.


Andrew Trakszelis

Director of Mortgage Compliance and IT

Andy has 20 years of experience in the residential mortgage lending industry, including in-depth knowledge of navigating complex compliance regulatory requirements as they relate to the residential mortgage business. His experience will help Community Bank continue to expand its footprint in the Chicago area residential mortgage market. 


Adam Manganiello
Operations Officer

Adam has been with Community Bank for over 10 years, starting as a teller and working his way up, growing in knowledge and responsibilities.  He currently manages the team that provides operational support to our retail banking team.   Adam also has strong technology skills and serves as an IT resource for employees.   


Teresa Naughton
Loan Operations Officer 

As a member of our loan operations team, Teresa is responsible for managing all the intricacies involved with our loan documentation process.  She does so with a strong attention to detail as well as responsiveness to both internal and external customers. 

30 other people greet customers, handle incoming inquiries and efficiently cash checks and take deposits. Without all of these great employees, all the people above wouldn't look as good as we do.

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