SVP Commercial Lending
Mike Haake is our Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending at Legence Bank. Haake has 28 years of experience in banking, with an emphasis in commercial lending, along with time in underwriting and retail.
Haake brings a tremendous amount of experience in lending, management, and underwriting, along with a deep understanding of logistical, managerial and operational dynamics crucial for today’s business world. Haake’s community involvement includes: President of the Carterville Athletic Booster Club, Secretary of the Carbondale Kiwanis Club and Past President of the Carbondale Kiwanis Club. He is a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin as a Eucharistic Minister. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois, in addition to Credit Risk Certification from RMA.
Haake will be implementing opportunities for growth to include; increased deposits and loans, new business relationships, and enhanced customer service. Haake brings a deep understanding of commercial lending, along with an extensive knowledge of the financial industry to help serve our customers.
VP Commercial Lending
Ryan joined the Legence Bank team in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He started working in the loan operations department and then spent five years as a credit analyst, overseeing all aspects of large agricultural and commercial credit underwriting for both Legence Bank and our subsidiary, American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services. He currently serves as a Commercial and Agricultural Lender, focusing primarily on providing construction and permanent loans for commercial and agricultural businesses. Ryan is an experienced lender in Conventional, Small Business Administration 7(a) and Farmer Mac loans.
VP of Ag and Commercial Lending
Shawn Bailey joined Legence Bank in 2013 and brought a wide array of knowledge in agricultural and commercial lending. Shawn has over 15 years of experience in credit analysis, lending, and banking. He has a vast knowledge of the various programs available through FSA with Legence Bank being designated as a preferred lender with FSA. Shawn graduated from Vienna High School in 1993 and from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1997. Shawn operates a small grain farm in Pope County, Illinois, and enjoys hunting, farming and spending time with his wife and daughter.
VP - Ag and Commercial Lending
Mike Williams has 39 years of experience in banking, including time as an Ag/Commercial Loan Officer, Community Bank President, as well as Senior Vice President overseeing Ag lending for three branches in southern Illinois.
Williams brings a tremendous amount of experience in sales, management, and underwriting, along with a deep understanding of logistical, managerial and operational dynamics crucial for today’s agricultural business. Williams community involvement includes: Past Director of the Saline County Fair Association, Past President of the Saline County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Rotary Club in Harrisburg, Past President of the Kiwanis Club in Harrisburg, and Treasurer for First Baptist Church in Harrisburg. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and numerous banking certifications throughout the past 39 years.
AVP/Commercial Loan Officer
Bob has joined the Legence Bank team as a Commercial Lender and works in the Benton, Carbondale, Marion, Mt. Vernon market areas. Bob has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with Fortune 50 companies. He also worked with State Farm for 19 years in Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana and the St. Louis area. Currently hold a Series 7 and 63 securities license along with property/casualty and life/health insurance licenses in Illinois and Missouri. He and his father have operated Allied Capital Services since 1992. Allied Capital is a used construction and agriculture equipment dealership which also provides auction and appraisal services for their clients. He is a graduate of SIU-Carbondale with a BS in Accounting. He is actively involved with Rend Lake College as a Foundation board member and scholarship donor, Support Dogs International in St. Louis, and St. Joseph’s church in Benton, IL.
Small Business Specialist
I have over 35 years of consumer lending experience as well as experience in small business lending. I have always tried to be involved in the community and I feel that giving back to the community in which you live and work is very important. In the past I have served on many local boards and committees such as the United Way of South Central Illinois, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Housing Authority of the City of Mount Vernon.