Todd J. James
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CEO, BLACKHAWK BANCORP, INC.
Todd joined Blackhawk Bank in February 2002 and was named President & Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., in 2018. Todd was named Chairman of Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., in 2019. He has three decades of experience in the financial services industry including eight years at a regional banking company where he held a number of financial management and corporate administration positions. Prior, he practiced public accounting at a national CPA firm. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1986, holds an undergraduate degree from Northeast Missouri State University (now known as Truman State University) and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin.
Strategic planning, bank management, financial and regulatory accounting, financial analysis, regulatory compliance, asset and liability management, investment portfolio management, capital management, vendor management and contract negotiation, investor relations, corporate management and administration, audit and risk management, and corporate tax planning.
Former treasurer and board member Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation, board member of Beloit 200, board member Beloit Health System Foundation, and board member Beloit Library Foundation. Todd is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois State Society of CPAs.
David K. Adkins
PRESIDENT & CEO, BLACKHAWK BANK
COO, BLACKHAWK BANCORP, INC.
In 2018, Dave was appointed President & CEO of Blackhawk Bank. He is also Chief Operating Officer of its parent, Blackhawk Bancorp. Inc.
Starting as the leader of the Mortgage Division, Dave ascended to leadership of both the Commercial Banking and Mortgage Divisions since coming to Blackhawk in 2004. In January 2014, he was named Chief Operating Officer. He’s a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI, and has more than three decades of banking experience.
Strategic planning, company profitability; local and regional economics, community banking principles, community reinvestment; client development, retention and advocacy; interest rate rises and declines; new and refinanced mortgage loans, primary and secondary mortgage markets; sales and service platforms, incentive programs; product development & delivery channel expansion; policies, systems and processes of regulatory compliance; consumer financial safety.
Treasurer of the Belvidere Family YMCA, Finance Committee Chair for St. James Catholic Church, Dave also serves on the Board of the Catholic Foundation of the Rockford Diocese and serves on the Board of the Belvidere School District Charitable Foundation. Past Chairman and Treasurer of the Belvidere Vision 100 Referendum Committee. Adkins has held leadership roles with the Boone County 911 Board, the Belvidere Cosmopolitan Club and many other community organizations.
Todd L. Larson
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER
Todd joined Blackhawk Bank in 1998 as Vice President, Commercial Lender and began leading the Business Banking division in 2003. Todd brings more than 40 years of banking to his current role of Chief Credit Officer. His experience covers all aspects of commercial banking, credit analysis, loss mitigation, retail loan underwriting, and mortgage underwriting. Todd is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Graduate School of Banking, Madison, WI.
Major and complex equipment loans, commercial building and business loans; credit analysis, loan underwriting; asset & liability management; business development, business start-ups; SBA, Government guidelines; lean office/manufacturing processes, cash flow improvements; credit improvement.
Todd is involved with the Cosmopolitan Club of Belvidere, Women of Today’s Manufacturing, and Rock River Valley Machining & Tooling Assoc.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
Phyllis is a long-time member of the Bank’s management team, in charge of the Technology and Facilities Divisions. In 2016 her duties expanded to include oversight of Deposit and Loan Operations.
Phyllis directs all the Bank’s technology initiatives including network systems, Internet banking, personal computing, and acts as a liaison to the Bank’s data processor and service bureau. She designs and maintains a comprehensive technology plan for the Bank, and recommends hardware and software purchases. Phyllis manages network security, data processor user security systems and operating parameters, and the Bank’s internal phone, voice and e-mail systems.
Phyllis has responsibility for procedures, policies, compliance and budget oversight for both Loan and Deposit Operations, and also manages a comprehensive system to ensure integrity and continuity in a disaster recovery situation.
Member of the Beloit and Rockford Chambers of Commerce and the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors. Past volunteer for the United Way, Community Outreach Center, Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center, is a past member of Zonta International and the DAR.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Joining Blackhawk in 2019, Matthew is a highly accomplished professional who has worked in the financial industry since 2007. He is a Certified Public Accountant, is a graduate of Marquette University and holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Matthew’s passion for improving business operations through emerging technology and processes, coupled with his effectiveness in financial management and reporting, is an asset to the Blackhawk Bank team.
Financial analysis and reporting, strategic financial planning, performance improvements, corporate strategy, change management, business intelligence, due diligence and model analysis, KPIs and SLAs, organizational leadership, vendor relationship management.
Chicago Habitat for Humanity Finance Committee Member, Stateline Family YMCA Board Member, Saint Viator High School Finance Committee Member
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & SENIOR LENDER BUSINESS BANKING
Joining Blackhawk Bank in 2004, Andy oversees the Business Banking sales initiatives. He is directly involved in the strategic growth of the department and reinforces the Blackhawk Bank brand through community and client events.
Outstanding banking skills combined with an intimate knowledge of the Rockford market are two valuable benefits Andy brings to local entrepreneurs. Andy specializes in business banking solutions for manufacturers and healthcare professionals in Rockford and Winnebago County. A former Vice President of Organizational Development at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Andy knows nearly every businessperson in Rockford.
Member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, RMA, and Women of Today's Manufacturing.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT MORTGAGE BANKING
Heading the Mortgage Division is Tammy Zurfluh, an expert with more than two decades of industry know-how. She implements and manages best practices for the division, overseeing strategic planning and the management of mortgage loan products and services. Tammy and her team deliver unparalleled customer service to clients obtaining a home loan through Blackhawk Bank.
Mortgage lending and related regulatory compliance, specialty mortgage programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, VA, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Down Payment Plus and Construction Loans.
In 2019, Tammy was the recipient of the Family and Services Habitat Hero Award for the State of Illinois and she was also named the 2021 Affiliate of the Year by the Rock-Green Realtors Association.
Current chair of the Boone County Habitat Family Selection Committee, member of the Rockford Area Realtor Association, the Belvidere Realtor Association, the Rockford Homebuilders Association, the Swedish American Hospital/Belvidere Board, Rock/Green WI Realtor Association and Rockford Chamber LEAD 360 Executive Women's Group. Past board member of Belvidere Main Street, the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce and past Zonta International Club Member.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT RETAIL BANKING
Matt has oversight of the Bank’s Retail Banking activities, including administration and sales management.
Matt establishes, directs, and monitors the Bank’s incentive programs, and mentors associates to uphold the Bank’s value-added approach to selling: that is, uncovering clients’ needs and providing the right financial solutions. He is a leader in the development of new products and services, and works closely with Operations and Marketing to launch them internally and externally. Matt also provides direction to the Blackhawk Investment Group. He completed the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Graduate School of Banking in 2013.
Board member for the United Way Blackhawk Region, Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Stateline Family YMCA.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Stephanie Meier is a veteran marketing professional with over 25 years of advertising, community relations, employee engagement and sales experience. She has successfully led marketing teams within the financial, health care, insurance, retail and education industries. Stephanie leads the promotion and preservation of the Blackhawk Bank brand, client and employee communications, strategic marketing for lines of business, and has served as a coach and marketing resource for over 50 local businesses. In addition, she helped to secure expansion of commercial banking into the dental / health and RV park & campgrounds markets.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Relations and completing a suite of Graduate Studies from Rockford University, Stephanie prides herself on using her unique set of skills in marketing, business development, organizational psychology, and counseling to direct efforts for Blackhawk Bank. With over 15 years in the financial industry alone, she is well-versed in regulatory compliance and bank marketing. In 2022, Stephanie was named Volunteer of the Year by the Stateline Family YMCA.
Stateline Family YMCA Corporate Cup Planning & Marketing Committees, Old Settler's Days Marketing Committee, YWCA Women of Distinction and Board Selection Committees; YWCA Bright Futures Scholarship Selection Committee; and marketing and advertising advisor for numerous businesses in the state-line area.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES
Jeanine Woyner, SPHR, joined Blackhawk Bank as Vice President of Human Resources in April 2017.
With more than 25 years of experience in employee relations, labor law compliance, organizational development, and strategic development, Jeanine has been at the forefront of Human Resource initiatives that have promoted organizational growth and has a proven success rate of decreasing turnover, while improving the overall employee recruitment process. Jeanine specializes in helping Blackhawk clients reach human resource goals and solve human resources concerns.
Jeanine earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Jeanine is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Organizational Change Leadership at the University of Wisconsin. In 2022, Jeanine was named Volunteer of the Year by the Stateline Family YMCA.
Boone County Council on Aging, Vice President of Board of Directors; Society of Human Resource Management; Member, and holds a SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certificate, Member of the Blackhawk Human Resource Association, Rockford Area SHRM, National Association of Professional Women, Sponsorship Chairperson, Stateline YMCA Corporate Cup, Blackhawk Technical College, Chairperson HR Curriculum Advisory Board, Advisor to KFACT Inc. (Keeping Families and Communities Together), United Way Volunteer, and St. James Catholic Church Member.