Meet Dave Adkins

Dave Adkins, President & CEO Blackhawk Bank and COO Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. 

2475 N. Perryville Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
In 2018, Dave was appointed President & CEO of Blackhawk Bank. He is also Chief Credit Officer of its parent, Blackhawk Bancorp. Inc. Dave ascended to leadership of both the Consumer 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.

Areas of Expertise 

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. 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.

Just for Fun

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.


When first introduced, one of the most frequently asked questions we receive from business owners is: “What can you offer me that another (my other) bank can’t?”
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