Michelle L. Gross, Vice Chairperson - Elect
Michelle L. Gross has served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Information Systems Officer, and Director of the State Bank of Bement in Bement, Illinois since 2012, in addition to being Community Bank President of the State Bank of Bement-Monticello facility. She has worked at the State Bank of Bement since 1996 in roles with increasing responsibilities, including as Vice President & Information Systems Officer from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Gross currently serves as a director of Bement Bancshares, Inc. in Bement, Illinois. She is a former director at the State Bank of Cerro Gordo in Cerro Gordo, Illinois and The First National Bank of Ivesdale in Ivesdale, Illinois. Ms. Gross is active in a variety of community service organizations and with the Illinois Bankers Association. Through the Illinois Bankers Association, Ms. Gross has served on a number of committees and is currently a member of its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and is Immediate Past Chairman. Ms. Gross is also active in the Community Bankers Association of Illinois. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Kirby Medical Center and is a member of its Executive Committee as well as serving as Treasurer. She also serves as Chairman of the Bement Foundation. Ms. Gross is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin, and earned a Bachelor of Science from Western Illinois University.