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Heartland Bank adds Hanson to Wealth Management Team

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 2:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 2:31 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON – Heartland Bank and Trust Co. has added Karen S. Hanson as vice president and trust officer to its Asset Management and Trust Services team.

Hanson will focus on client relationship management and new business development in the Illinois Valley and northern regions.

Hanson spent 34 years with the Princeton office of Heartland Bank in a variety of banking and wealth management positions before joining Busey Wealth Management in 2008, where she served as vice president and private wealth advisor in the Champaign and Bloomington locations. Hanson has more than 25 years of trust and investment management experience and is a certified financial planner certificant. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Augustana College and diplomas from the ABA National Graduate Trust School and the Illinois Trust School.

Hanson will continue to reside in Bloomington and have offices in Heartland’s Princeton and uptown Normal facilities. She has been active in the community, serving on a number of boards in Princeton and Bloomington-Normal. Hanson received the 2011 McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year award and currently serves as a board member for American Red Cross of the Heartland and is a member of the Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary Club.

“We are excited to have Karen back on our team,” said Kim L. Larson, senior vice president of Wealth Management. “Karen knows the market, and our clients know her. Her extensive fiduciary and investment experience will provide additional depth to our talented team.”

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