The Illinois Bankers Association named Jim Roolf of Old National Bank its 2023 Banker of the Year.
Roolf is senior vice president and corporate relations officer of the bank.
“(Jim Roolf)’s drive and commitment to the industry and his community have created a lasting legacy,” said Randy Hultgren, president and CEO of the Illinois Bankers Association, in a press release. “We are honored to recognize Jim as our 2023 Banker of the Year and thank him for his years of exceptional service.”
Roolf began his banking career in 1974 with Union National Bank & Trust Company of Joliet, which then evolved into First Midwest Bank in 1982. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame.
“Jim is well-respected in the communities within our footprint as well as with bank trade associations and government officials,” said Nick Chulos, executive vice president and chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Old National, in a press release. “His engagement and effective leadership are consistent with our core values and further the long-term success of our company.”
The association honored Roolf at its annual convention June 23 in Chicago.
Old National Bank, which was founded in 1843, has locations throughout the Chicago area, including South Bend and Elkhart.