First Vandalia Corp., parent company of The First National Bank, recently elected Dave Lidy to serve on the Board of Directors at the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting.
Lidy’s interests have never strayed far from his raising on a family farm in Jasper County. He graduated from the University of Illinois with an Animal Sciences degree. Lidy has worked for 20 years in sales at Total Livestock Services. He raises cattle on his farm in western Fayette County near Pittsburg.
He and his wife Anita have been married for 17 years and have three children: son Matt, a sophomore; daughter Morgan, a 7th grader; and daughter Holly, a 5th grader. All three attend Vandalia schools. Lidy counts “being involved in my kids’ activities” among his hobbies.
Lidy believes his years of experience in ag business will be a plus to the First Vandalia Corp. board. “I’ve worked over the past 20 years with lots of successful farming operations, improving their profitability. I intend to use my experience to bring the best information possible to the board as they serve the local ag economy.” Since getting his first home loan from The First National Bank 15 years ago, Lidy has had a great relationship with the bank. He added, “I’d like to have a more active role in helping FNB keep a good feel for the needs of the community, just as they did for my family.”
Todd Shulman, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are very pleased to attract an individual with Dave’s skill set as a Director. His extensive experience with livestock and agriculture marketing will be an asset to our growing organization, and we look forward to his contributions.”
The First National Bank has seven facilities in Vandalia, Ramsey, Patoka, Mulberry Grove and Greenville. Chartered in 1865, The First National Bank has grown to over $318 million in assets.