Carrie Niesman, Vice President—Regional Manager
Recently, I had the honor of being recognized by both the Oswego Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois State Senate as a 2017 Volunteer of the Year. It’s the third time I’ve received this distinction, which just further motivates me to keep contributing toward the enhancement our communities.
How We Pay It Forward
Being an agent for positive change is important to me. I grew up here, I live and work here, and I’m raising my family here. Volunteering is my way of ensuring that everything my family and I have received from and enjoy about our area remains available to help future generations flourish. I believe in paying it all forward.
As important as community involvement is to me, I appreciate that it is also a priority to my employer. Being involved in the communities we serve is part of what makes us Old Second bankers—and an aspect of the job I thoroughly embrace.
Old Second has deep roots in this area. It has been instrumental in the development of the neighborhoods and businesses that make up our communities. The bank sponsors a number of events, supports fundraising for organizations and accommodates employees like me so we can donate our time and energy to causes and activities that benefit customers and community members. This commitment lies at the heart of our company’s core values.
It’s the bank’s support that enables me to hold a variety of board positions in the areas served by the branch offices I manage. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Oswego, for instance, I’m able to meet regularly with many area business owners. These relationships help me understand the current challenges and opportunities local businesses face, which enables me to customize solutions to meet their needs and be a better banker.
Passion Gets Things Done
I am as passionate about being a representative of a community bank as I am about fulfilling the missions of the organizations on whose boards I serve to make positive impacts on our communities.
To learn more about what Old Second can do for you, and how we are involved in your community, contact me at 630-385-6697. I can’t wait to discuss what we can do together.
Carrie Niesman is currently:
- 2017–2016 Past President/Club Advisor of the Oswego Junior Women’s Club
- Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Oswego Chamber of Commerce
- Co-chair for the Ambassador Committee for the Oswego Chamber of Commerce
- Ambassador for the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Committee Member for the W2W (Women in Business) group of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Secretary on the Board of Directors for Oswego Panther Youth Basketball Association
- Member of the Oswego Police Commission