Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Van A. Dukeman
President & Chief Executive Officer of First Busey Corporation
Mr. Dukeman, director since 1994, is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Busey, as well as the Chairman of Busey Bank. Mr. Dukeman also serves as a director of Busey Wealth Management, Inc. and FirsTech, Inc. Mr. Dukeman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Trust, Inc. prior to its merger in 2007 with First Busey.
Curt A. Anderson
President & Chief Executive Officer of Busey Wealth Management
Mr. Anderson is President & Chief Executive Officer of Busey Wealth Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Busey Corporation, which provides asset management, investment and fiduciary services to individuals, businesses and foundations. Mr. Anderson has been with Busey since 1984.
Robin N. Elliott
EVP, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of First Busey Corporation
Mr. Elliott is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of First Busey Corporation. Mr. Elliott joined Busey in 2006 and has previously served as Director of Finance & Treasury prior to heading up its Business Banking Group. Before joining Busey, he worked for various national accounting firms, including Ernst & Young.
Barbara J. Harrington
EVP & Chief Risk Officer
Mrs. Harrington is Chief Risk Officer of First Busey Corporation. Mrs. Harrington began her career at Busey in December of 1991 and has held various executive positions with the organization.
Howard F. Mooney II
EVP & Chief Information Officer of First Busey Corporation
President & CEO, FirsTech

Mr. Mooney is Chief Information Officer of First Busey Corporation and President/Chief Executive Officer and a Director of FirsTech, Inc., a retail payment processing subsidiary of Busey Bank. Mr. Mooney, who joined the company in August of 1997, has more than 25 years of financial services experience.

Robert F. Plecki Jr.
EVP & Chief Credit Officer of First Busey Corporation
Mr. Plecki is Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer of First Busey Corporation. Mr. Plecki has held various executive positions with Busey Bank and its predecessors, Main Street Bank & Trust, BankIllinois and Bank of Illinois since beginning his career in 1984.
John J. Powers
EVP & General Counsel of First Busey Corporation
Mr. Powers is General Counsel of First Busey Corporation. Mr. Powers joined Busey in December of 2011 and has over 30 years of accounting and legal practice. Prior to joining Busey, he was a partner in the law firm of Meyer Capel, where he specialized in serving the financial services industry.
Amy L. Randolph
EVP & Chief Brand Officer of First Busey Corporation
Mrs. Randolph is Executive Vice President & Chief Brand Officer for First Busey Corporation. Mrs. Randolph began her career at Busey in 2008 and now leads the strategic growth initiatives, marketing and communications efforts, customer experience programs, as well as human resources and performance management efforts.
Christopher M. Shroyer
EVP, President and Chief Executive Officer of Busey Bank
Mr. Shroyer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Busey Bank. Prior to being named President & CEO of Busey Bank, he held various executive positions with Busey Bank and its predecessors, Main Street Bank & Trust and The First National Bank of Decatur.

Board of Directors

Gregory B. Lykins
Chairman
Mr. Lykins, director since 1994, is Chairman of First Busey and a director of Busey Bank and Busey Wealth Management. Mr. Lykins served as the Chairman of Main Street Trust, Inc. prior to its merger in 2007 with First Busey. Mr. Lykins is also a partner in Armory Capital LLC, a private equity firm.
Joseph M. Ambrose
Mr. Ambrose, director since 1993, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Hobby, LLC, Champaign, Illinois, and has been since July 2008. Mr. Ambrose has been affiliated with Horizon Hobby since 2005, when he joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ambrose was previously a partner with Costigan & Wollrab, P.C., Bloomington, Illinois.
George Barr
Mr. Barr, director since 2017, is an attorney and the founder of The Barr Group P.C., a real estate management and development company in Joliet, Illinois. Mr. Barr served as a director, including Chairman of the Board, of First Community Financial Partners prior to its acquisition by First Busey Corporation.
Stanley J. Bradshaw
Mr. Bradshaw, director since 2016, is the founder of Bradshaw Capital Management, LLC—an asset management and advisory firm serving institutional investors and charitable organizations—in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Mr. Bradshaw served as an adviser, including Chairman of the Board, of Pulaski Financial Corp. prior to its acquisition by First Busey Corporation.
David John Downey
Mr. Downey, director since 1992, is President of The Downey Group, Inc., an estate planning, wealth transfer and executive compensation organization.
Van A. Dukeman
Mr. Dukeman, director since 1994, is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Busey, as well as the Chairman of Busey Bank. Mr. Dukeman also serves as a director of Busey Wealth Management, Inc. and FirsTech, Inc. Mr. Dukeman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Trust, Inc. prior to its merger in 2007 with First Busey.
Stephen V. King
Mr. King, director since 2013, is a founding partner of Prairie Capital, L.P., a private equity firm. Mr. King also serves on the boards of directors of several of Prairie Capital's portfolio companies across a variety of industries.
E. Phillips Knox
Mr. Knox, director since 1980, is an attorney with the law firm Tummelson Bryan & Knox, LLP, Urbana, Illinois.
V. B. Leister Jr.
Mr. Leister, director since 1996, is Chairman of Carter's Furniture Inc., Urbana, Illinois. Previously, Mr. Leister served as Vice President & Treasurer of Carter's Furniture.
August C. Meyer Jr.
Mr. Meyer, director since 1962, is Chairman of Midwest Television, Inc.
George T. Shapland
Mr. Shapland, director since 1994, is President of Shapland Management Co., a real estate management company.
Thomas G. Sloan
Mr. Sloan, director since 2010, is Chief Executive Officer of Sloan Implement Company. Mr. Sloan served as a director of Busey Bank from 2007 until his appointment to the First Busey board in 2010. Prior to 2007, he served on the Main Street Trust, Inc. board and audit committee.
Jon D. Stewart
Mr. Stewart, director since 2014, is Chief Executive Officer of TSM Ventures, Inc., a real estate investment company. Mr. Stewart served as a director of Busey Bank from 2002 until his appointment to the First Busey board in 2014.
Phyllis M. Wise
Dr. Wise, director since 2014, is a Professor at the University of Illinois. She served as Vice President of the University of Illinois and Chancellor of its Urbana-Champaign campus and from 2011-2015. Dr. Wise also serves on the Nike, Inc., the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the RAND Health boards of directors.
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