Betsy A. Johnson

  • President and CEO
  • Solutions Bank
Betsy A. Johnson is the current President and CEO of Solutions Bank, formerly known as Forreston State Bank. The bank currently employs 68 bankers, $440 million in assets with seven locations in four counties of northern Illinois. Ms. Johnson and management acquired and merged two banks in the last two years. Since 2010, Ms. Johnson has been a director on the boards of the bank and holding company. Outside of banking, she has been a zone chair for the Lions Club and serves as the treasurer for her local Lions Club. She has served on the Forrestville Valley School Foundation as a member and treasurer and continues to be involved in the Foundation’s fundraising committee for the last 20 years. She has also served as church council president, pastor search committee, and building committee. Ms. Johnson is a 2003 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking-Madison (GSB-Madison). She has been a strong advocate of the school and has served since 2017 as the current Chair of the Banker Advisory Board, GSB-Madison. Through involvement in the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA), Ms. Johnson has served and chaired numerous committees. She joined the Board of Directors in 2017, the Executive Committee in 2019, and is the current Chair for the IBA. Ms. Johnson also serves on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Community Banker Advisory Committee since 2021 along with 17 other community bankers from the U.S.