First Bank promotes 3 to managing director


Evanston’s First Bank & Trust announced this week the promotion of Darrin Bacon, Randall Usen, and Simon Yohanan to managing directors.

Bacon and Usen were senior vice presidents – commercial banking. Yohanan was senior vice president – commercial loans.

The bank also promoted seven other officers.

Mary Ann Bley became vice president of loan operations; James Kosinski and Robert Lockwood to vice president and trust officer; Margaret Thordarson to vice president of treasury management; Joan Yohanan to corporate secretary and vice president of administration; Ryan Bird to commercial banking officer; and Monica Muresan to credit administration officer.

The locally owned and managed community bank was founded in 1995 by Robert Yohanan, Howard Kain, and former Evanston mayor Jay Lytle.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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