Dave Adkins, President & CEO Blackhawk Bank
COO Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc.
- Strategic Planning
- Company Profitability
- Local and Regional Economics
- Interest Rate Drivers
- New and Refinanced Mortgage Loans
- Primary and Secondary Mortgage Markets
Years of Experience
Dave has more than 30 years of banking experience. Joining Blackhawk Bank in 2004, he quickly ascended to leadership of both the Consumer Banking and Mortgage Divisions. In 2014, he was named President & COO of Blackhawk Bank and COO of our parent company, Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. In 2018, he was promoted to President & CEO of Blackhawk Bank, while retaining his position within the parent company.
Dave oversees strategic objectives, commercial banking, operations, planning policies and procedures for the organization. He has managed the Bank to a strong position through a company restructure that both improved efficiencies and reduced substandard assets. A forward thinker, Dave is immersed in researching innovative models that can benefit consumers of financial services. It was the same process that helped navigate the Bank and its clients through the Great Recession, emerging smarter and stronger.
Under Dave's direction, bankers undergo continuous improvement processes to maintain first-rate advisory skills. Listening to clients' concerns and providing relevant solutions is the differentiator in the commoditized banking industry. A culture of financial education has proven to be the connection to long-term relationships with clients at all stages of their financial life.
Dave graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and completed the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI.
Hobbies and Interests
Dave and his wife, Gail, reside in Belvidere, IL where they spend a lot of their time volunteering for not-for-profit organizations. When not engaged in a community or family activity, Dave can be found on the golf course or shooting range.