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Heartland Bank Adds Kurt O’Connor as Operational Risk Director

May 31, 2022

Heartland Bank and Trust Company proudly announces the hiring of Kurt O’Connor as Operational Risk Director.

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About Kurt

In this role, Kurt will oversee the bank’s operational risk management program, including information security, vendor, model risk, and enterprise risk management programs.

Kurt is located at the Hershey Road bank headquarters in Bloomington, reporting to Andrea Zurkamer, Chief Risk Officer. With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Carthage College, he brings 11 years of experience to the team in the financial services industry, including several years of internal and external auditing background. He is seasoned in the areas of operational risk management, financial reporting, internal auditing, strategic planning, forecasting, and product development. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Kurt graduated locally from University High School. A passionate supporter of local youth sports, he is a current board member of Bloomington Normal Baseball Association (BNBA) and head coach for a BNBA Renegades baseball team, and in the past served as board member and team manager for FC Central Illinois Soccer Club. He is also member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Kurt was born, raised, and lives in the Bloomington-Normal community with wife Courtney, and kids Kendall and Brady.

“Over the last several years of my career, I have been able to strengthen my strategic and regulatory finance and internal control skills, along with expanding my leadership experience to diverse teams I led and really develop a passion for the business of banking. I am excited to utilize and share those skills and experiences gained through my new role at Heartland Bank”, said Kurt.


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