Friday, June 16, 2017 - Updated: 9:51 AMPress Release
City National Bank (CNB) of Metropolis recently announced the promotions of employees and appointments to the board.
Ben Schmidt was named executive vice president as well as appointed to the CNB board of directors. Schmidt has been employed with CNB for 27 years — most recently as senior loan officer/vice president.
Schmidt has served in various capacities during his time at CNB, with an emphasis on serving the farming community throughout Massac and surrounding counties. With his grandchildren being the sixth generation living and working on the family farm, Schmidt is able to understand the needs of the people who make up this important part of farming community.
Schmidt and his wife, Gloria, celebrate the promotion with their sons, Erik Schmidt, Carl Schmidt and wife Melody, Joseph Schmidt and wife Kristin and Michael Schmidt and fiancée Lacey, as well as four grandchildren.
Maggie Rzechula was promoted to the position of vice president.
Over the last 14 years, Rzechula has served in many capacities with CNB, most recently as assistant vice president.
In addition to serving with CNB, she has also invested time and energy in the local business community. Rzechula is the president of the Greater Metropolis Tourism Board and treasurer of the Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce. In these roles she works to promote local businesses and attract tourists to the area.
Rzechula is married to Mark Rzechula and has one stepdaughter, Emily.
Richard Kruger of the Metropolis law firm of Kruger, Henry and Hunter, has been appointed to the CNB board of directors.
Kruger has been a partner in the Metropolis law firm of Kruger, Henry and Hunter since he founded it in 1973 and has since participated in growing the firm to be the largest in southernmost Illinois.
Kruger owns and operates a 140-head commercial beef cow-calf operation on his family farm near Round Knob.
He serves the community in many capacities, including president of Massac County Chamber of Commerce for two years; chairman of the Fort Massac Economic Development for five years; chairman of the Massac-Metropolis Port District; and many other areas.
Kruger’s wife Judy; his children, Jeff Holt and Lori Miller and husband John; and his grandchildren, Kalen and Jake Miller, join him in celebrating this appointment.