Press Release: April 23, 2020

Three New Officers Join Prairie Community Bank Team

April 23, 2020


Prairie Community Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of three new personnel, in order to better serve its customers and communities.


Kurt Parker has joined Prairie Community Bank as our new Senior Lending Officer. Kurt has over 35 years of lending experience working with a variety of industries in McHenry County. He was born and raised in McHenry County and is familiar with the local area that Prairie serves. Kurt is an experienced leader and was most recently employed at Golden Eagle Community Bank. Kurt and his wife have three children, and he enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, as well as making an occasional visit to Wisconsin.


Todd Kinker joins Prairie Community Bank as Vice President of Business Development. Todd is a seasoned sales and marketing professional who brings over 23 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Todd was previously employed by Golden Eagle Community Bank. He is very active in the community, currently serving as the Vice President of the Volunteer Center of McHenry County, and as Vice Chairman and Board Member of Leadership Greater McHenry County. Todd is a former President of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2009-2012, where he was the recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. He is a 22-year resident of Crystal Lake. 


Jessica Bauman is Prairie Community Bank's new Vice President of Retail Banking. Jessica brings 15 years of experience in human resources, operations and people development. She graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with a triple major in Human Resources, Business Management and International Business. Jessica grew up in the Hebron and Harvard area. In her downtime she enjoys yoga, reading and nature. Jessica, her husband Jared and stepdaughter Emma reside in Sharon, WI.


“Prairie Community Bank is very fortunate to add Kurt, Todd and Jessica to our Prairie Team,” said Prairie Community Bank President Dianna Torman. “All of them bring experience and knowledge that make them a tremendous asset to Prairie Community Bank and the customers we serve.”


Prairie Community Bank was established in 1998 as a locally-owned and independent bank, and is committed to improving the lives of our customers through better products, service and people. For more information, please contact Prairie Community Bank at (815) 568-4100 or via email at