INB Promotes Employees So They Can Do More
By: Sarah Phalen
President and CEO
Eric Larson, Controller
Eric Larson has been promoted from accounting officer to controller. Eric joined INB in 2013 in our Accounting Division where he exhibited strong accounting, finance and communications skills. He worked closely with our chief financial officer to prepare quarterly reports for regulatory agencies and year-end reporting. He performed in-depth financial modeling to help bank staff make important operating decisions. He most recently led the successful upgrade of the bank’s account payable software.
Since taking over as INB’s accounting officer 18 months ago, Eric has earned the trust and respect of his colleagues. For example, he was asked to perform financial analysis for our sales personnel so they could prepare the most accurate pricing proposals. As a result, we’ve seen our lenders secure new business they might otherwise have lost to other institutions.
After college and before joining INB in 2012, Eric worked for Kerber, Eck & Braeckel (KEB). He completed his MBA at the University of Illinois at Springfield in May 2015.
Melissa Guy, Assistant Vice President
Melissa Guy has been promoted from home preservation officer to assistant vice president. Melissa is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state and secondary market loan programs. In addition, she is our consumer and fraud collections specialist. To do this job, she must understand and follow over 1,000 pages of regulatory guidance on handling collections.
Melissa started at INB in 2012 as our lead in streamlining the residential mortgage default-related process for the bank. At the time, several employees spent part of their time handling these cases. Melissa created an efficient process that now includes just two employees at our Montvale location. More importantly, she created a borrower-friendly environment, helping assure customers we have their best interests in mind even when they are going through a difficult time.