Sauk Valley Bank’s Don Lovett, Dixon Branch Market President, Announces Retirement

DIXON, IL., – Sauk Valley Bank today announced that Dixon Market President, Don Lovett, will be retiring from the organization after more than 40 years of distinguished service in banking, effective later this fall.

Since joining Sauk Valley Bank in 2009, Don has continually provided the focus and dedication needed to expand partnerships and initiatives concentrated on delivering strong results and building lifelong relationships, one customer at a time.

“It’s been an amazing experience with too many wonderful memories to count,” said Don. “I’m grateful for the team we created here in Dixon–and the entire bank in general. The incredible support they provided over the years was one of a kind. I’m extremely proud for all that we’ve accomplished together. It’s all made the end to my banking career an incredible one.”

“We thank Don for his leadership and strategic contributions and congratulate him on his exceptional career with us at Sauk Valley Bank,” said Dirk Meminger, President and CEO. “Don has been a strong advocate of our core values, delivering results and the best experience for every customer, every time. We recognize how fortunate we’ve been in having Don as a part of the SVB team all these years. His knowledge and commitment made a profound difference that will have a lasting impact. While he will be missed, we wish him and his family all the best in his retirement.”

In addition to his role with Sauk Valley Bank, Don, a graduate of Iowa State, is currently a Board Member for the Dixon Rotary Club and Sinnissippi Centers. He’s had terms as past presidents for the; Dixon Evening Lions, United Way of Lee County, Dixon Family YMCA and Dixon Rotary Club. Additionally, Don has also been; a Board Member of Dixon Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member of Dixon Main Street, a Campaign Chair for United Way of Lee County, a Chamber Ambassador and a Junior Achievement Advisor.

In light of Don’s departure, Mary Oros, past Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Business and Membership Coordinator and a current Dixon, IL Councilwoman, will succeed Don as Sauk Valley Bank’s Dixon Market President.

About Sauk Valley Bank

Sauk Valley Bank is a locally owned community financial institution that provides the highest quality products and services, by offering solutions that fit various customer financial needs; including personal, commercial, and agricultural. For more information on Sauk Valley Bank, visit Sauk Valley Bank, Member FDIC.

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