Derek Fetzer Named Senior Vice President Commercial Lending for Heartland Bank

PRINCETON — Heartland Bank and Trust Company announces Derek Fetzer as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending and Market Leader for its Illinois Valley region. Fetzer is leading relationship management and business development efforts for the business lending team in the Princeton and Peru communities. He is located at the 606 South Main Street office in Princeton.

With over 18 years of lending experience in the financial services industry, he has established relationships and provided business growth support in agricultural and commercial lending.

“With long-time roots in the area, Derek has built a strong reputation as a resource for trusted financial advice and community leadership,” Larry Horvath, Executive Vice President and Regional Senior Lending Manager said.

A bachelor’s degree in agricultural business, Fetzer is skilled in building trusted relationships and providing proactive business growth support for his clients. Supporting both the agricultural and local communities, he is a member of Rotary and serves on the boards of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, and Lovejoy Homestead Foundation. Fetzer makes his home in Princeton with his family where he enjoys coaching tee-ball.

Heartland Bank and Trust Company is a community bank with assets of $3 billion. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, the bank has offices in central and northern Illinois. The bank offers a complete line of financial services to commercial and retail customers. More information is available on the bank’s website at www.hbtbank.com.

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986 and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and was awarded as 2021 IPA Best Sports Section and Best Sports Column