Alpine Bank Officer Promotions Announced

Alpine Bank is pleased to announce the following employee promotions.  Pam Dunbar was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Finance & Accounting.   Betty Hoshaw was promoted to Item Processing Officer.

In addition, the Credit Administration Department saw the promotion of three individuals.  Dianna Cruden was promoted to Vice President and Credit Administrator ManagerTim Kane has been promoted to Assistant Vice President & Appraisal Review ManagerJami Hamilton was promoted to Credit Officer.

Pam Dunbar has been with the Alpine Bank family since 1994.  As a Boone County resident, she is committed to giving back to the community she lives in and serves.  She is instrumental in working with all areas of the bank in order to meet consumer and commercial customer needs. 

Betty Hoshaw, a Winnebago County native, began her career with Alpine Bank three years ago. She came to the bank with 32 years experience in the financial industry, with 21 of those years in item processing.  Ms. Hoshaw is influential in coaching and developing her staff to provide exceptional service to fellow co-workers in day-to-day operations.  This service allows the front line staff to work more productively and provides efficiency when completing customer requests. 

Dianna Cruden has been with Alpine Bank for 22 years.  She has been in the Credit Administration Department for 18 years.  She graduated from Rock Valley College with an Associates in Applied Science in Accounting.  Ms. Cruden most recently received the Fundamentals Diploma from the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL), developed by the US Small Business Administration 7a Guarantee Loan Program.  She is actively pursuing the Advanced Certifications.

Outside of work, Ms. Cruden is an active member of Holy Family Church, where she serves on the Finance Committee.  She is also active with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, in which she is the Service Unit Cookie Manager and Troop Leader.  

Tim Kane started with Alpine Bank in 2001.  He is active in Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., where he serves as treasurer. 

Mr. Kane believes the one thing that differentiates him from a competitor is that he likes to “think outside the box.”  He believes that accuracy is the most important aspect of his job.  He stated, “If the numbers are wrong, it may negatively impact an existing or potential customer.”

Jami Hamilton has been with the Alpine Bank family for over three years.  She has been in the financial industry for 15 years, with six years of credit experience.  She believes the most important part of her job is to “deliver a credit presentation that accurately analyzes the data to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit.”

Ms. Hamilton grew up in Rockton, IL and is still focused on giving back to the Winnebago area.  She has volunteered for such Alpine Bank events as Shred Day and Greenwich Village Art Fair.  She is also active in the lives of her three children, making sure she is there is support them in their numerous activities and sports. 

About Us

Alpine Bank is a locally owned financial institution serving Winnebago, Boone, and DeKalb counties with a total of 15 locations in Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Kirkland, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockford, and Roscoe, Illinois. Founded in 1908, Alpine Bank offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers, small businesses, agricultural businesses and commercial companies and provides investment and financial services through Alpine Trust & Investment Group.

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Five New Officers Promoted at Alpine Bank
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Dunbar, Hoshaw, Cruden, Kane, Hamilton promoted at Alpine Bank
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