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Joe Kirkeeng
President & CEO

Joe was working in banking even before earning his degree in accounting from Lewis University. He also earned an MBA there in 1990. What he likes about First Secure Bank is the ability to work directly with the customers. His experience allows him to build original options that are never “off the shelf”, but personally tailored to fit to the client’s unique needs.

Jim Confiliano
Chief Financial Officer

Jim was raised in Joliet and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lewis University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He has been involved in community banking throughout his career and understands the value of working in a local bank with other employees who are part of the Palos Hills area. His experience enhances the success of First Secure Bank in serving the community.

Anthony Kopp
Vice President, Senior Credit Officer

Anthony grew up in Oak Lawn and received a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from the University of Illinois. He was awarded an MBA from Governor’s State University. He takes great pride in being part of a growing institution and helping others succeed, which makes his job at First Secure Bank particularly satisfying.

Mohammad Suleiman
Vice President, Commercial Lending

Mohammad grew up in Oak Lawn and earned an MBA in finance from Saint Xavier University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He has been in banking for over 13 years and values working in the collaborative environment of First Secure Bank where everyone is eager to help keep the bank at the highest levels of service.


Dorota Kobik
Assistant Vice President, BSA Officer

Dori appreciates being part of a dedicated team working together to help our loyal customers with all of their banking needs. That’s why she enjoys working here—she knows her colleagues are dedicated professionals who feel the very same way. One of her favorite parts of the day is greeting customers who have been coming to First Secure Bank for over 30 years.

Louis P. DeMuro
Commercial Loan Associate

Lou was raised on Chicago’s West Side and has a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Lou continues to study and learn constantly as the banking industry evolves. This dedication benefits the customers at First Secure Bank, who can be sure the financial advice they are getting from Lou is based on the most current trends.

Mary Chambers
Operations Officer

Mary grew up in the South Suburbs and before joining First Secure Bank was a manager of a downtown Chicago travel agency. She enjoys the people she works with and likes interacting with the customers. She has always been a people person and continues working because she likes relating to them.

Diana Pasch
Personal Banker

Diana witnessed the business computer evolution firsthand, from keypunch machines to the latest banking software. Her work history is also linked to First Secure Bank as she now helps the children of her first customers with their banking and financial needs. The best part of her day is when she helps someone with a problem and sees them smile.

Lisa Parenti
Assistant Vice President/Teller Supervisor

Lisa has been in banking since the year 2000 and feels fortunate to work in a community bank where she is able to truly know her customers and work with them to meet their banking needs and financial concerns. Her interest in people comes naturally, as evidenced by the four years she spent on Okinawa Island, learning about the people and studying the customs of the island.

Carol V.
Personal Banker

Carol has worked full time in banking and mortgages since 1971. Having experienced all sizes of banks and mortgage companies, she finds she is more comfortable in a small local bank. She likes being close to home and getting to know the customers on a more personal level. She gives back to the community by volunteering for a number of local charitable organizations.

Matthew Varchetto
Vice President, Marketing

Matt serves as Marketing Director and manages the delivery of the bank’s advertising messages and promotions across a range of channels, including social media, marketing automation, web, digital, print and direct mail. Matt also works closely with the bank’s staff to organize community events and community programs.

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