Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. Announces Changes to Board

Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. (financial holding company for First Bank, First Insurance Agency, First Financial Services, and Southern Illinois Title) held its annual meeting of the shareholders last night, Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 pm, at the White County Fairgrounds Floral Hall in Carmi, Illinois, where two Board of Director position changes were announced.

The Board of Directors nominated and elected Tracy Zeller and Dr. Edward Fox as Directors. Both individuals were appointed to serve as Advisory Directors in 2013 and since then, have undergone an extensive training program preparing them for these roles.

Tracy Zeller

Tracy Zeller

Tracy Zeller is a graduate of Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana and received her B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. She is also a diamond graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. After working with a couple of jewelry stores upon graduating from USI, she decided to open Tracy Zeller Jewelry on the west side of Evansville in August 2004. Over the past 10 years, she has grown to become the most recognized name in jewelry in the Evansville market and frequently appears with Mike Blake on 14 WFIE’s Ask the Expert and as a spokesperson for Local 7’s Tri-State Professional. Mrs. Zeller is active in numerous charities and the Southwest Indiana Chamber.

Edward Fox

Edward Fox

Dr. Edward Fox is a native of Columbus, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He then obtained his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and his post-graduate experiences include a Medical Internship followed by an Internal Medical Residency at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. His assignments include serving as a General Medical Officer at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC, and later as a Staff Internist, Office of the Attending Physician to the United States Congress in Washington, DC. In 1993, Dr. Fox founded Oncology Hematology Associates of Southwest Indiana in Evansville, Indiana and continues to practice there today.

Al Fritschle, President and CEO commented, “Both individuals are well respected in the Evansville business community and their keen business sense makes them both ideal, and most welcome candidates to the Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. Board of Directors.”

Please join Southern Illinois Bancorp Inc. in congratulating Dr. Fox and Mrs. Zeller on these outstanding milestones.