BATAVIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Christopher P. Barton Elected to Illinois Bankers Association Board of Directors
Batavia Chamber Of Commerce issued the following announcement on Sept. 26.
Christopher P. Barton, President, CEO and Director with The State Bank of Geneva in Geneva, Ill., has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The induction ceremony was held during the organization’s Annual Conference at the Hilton Chicago.
Barton has 36 years of community banking experience in the Chicagoland area. He was hired as President, CEO and Director at The State Bank of Geneva in 2015. Prior to The State Bank of Geneva, he served for 17 years with the Community Bank-Wheaton/Glen Ellyn as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. He also served as Branch President with the First National Bank of Chicago for 6 years, and prior to that in various management capacities for the Gary-Wheaton Corporation for 10 years.
Barton has been an active member of the IBA, serving as a member of the Government Relations Committee from 2002-2014, and most recently as Treasurer of the Chicago Chapter. He is also engaged within the community, serving on the board and various committees with Outreach Community Ministries since 2003. His civic involvement includes time serving in executive capacities on boards with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Wheaton Association, the Wheaton Lions Club and the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce. He also served a Co-chair of the City of Wheaton Sesquicentennial Commission.
Barton has a degree in Economics from Wheaton College, and is a graduate of the School for Bank Administration and the ABA Commercial Lending School. He lives in Wheaton and is married to Ruth Haley Barton. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren.
“The IBA is pleased and honored to have Christopher on our board team,” said IBA 2018-2019 Chairman Daniel Daly, SENB Bank in Moline. “He will be a great asset to the association’s board of directors.”
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