Fred L. Drake
Chairman and CEO
Fred L. Drake, Chairman and CEO of the Company, leads our executive team. He joined Heartland Bank’s predecessor bank, Bank of Carlock, in 1983. In 1992, he led our entry into the Bloomington-Normal market, one of Heartland Bank’s most successful initiatives, setting the tone for the Company’s organic growth in the 1990s and early 2000s. He provides leadership in all facets, including overall strategy, growth, and acquisitions. Mr. Drake holds a BS in Finance and an MBA, both from University of Illinois. Mr. Drake has long been active in the Bloomington-Normal community serving on boards of various community organizations. Mr. Drake serves as our chairman of the board and as Chairman of the Board for Heartland Bank and State Bank of Lincoln.