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Our Loan Staff

  • Matt Olszewski

    Matt Olszewski began his career in finance and banking in 1987 after graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in economics. Matt's first position was as an analyst for a real estate development firm in Chicago. In 1991, he joined a local community bank as a loan officer where he worked for over 16 years and was eventually named Chief Credit Officer. He then applied his talents for a couple of big, multi-national, publicly traded banks where he gained a different perspective on banking.

    Matt is happy to be back with a locally-owned and managed community bank where he can put his over 20 years of financial experience to work. Joining the bank in September 2011, Matt is happy to be back to his roots of lending to local business owners that are looking for a local partner to help them grow their business. He currently serves as Commercial Loan Officer at the downtown Kankakee office where he may be reached at 815-802-2841

  • Mike Osenglewski

    Mike Osenglewski began his career in banking about 25 years ago in Central Illinois. After working in the finance business for several years, he moved back to Kankakee where he held a position as a loan officer at a local area bank for several more years. Mike then joined the Peoples Bank team in 1998 as a loan officer.

    Mike has a quarter century of experience as a lending professional and more than ten of those years have been served at Peoples Bank. Currently Mike is an Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer, specializing in consumer and mortgage loans at Peoples Bank of Kankakee County. Mike's office is located within our Bourbonnais facility and he can be contacted by calling 815.936.7620.

  • Mimi Barnes

    Mimi Barnes has been an active home loan lender in our area for over four years with great experience in not only traditional home loans but FHA, VA and Rural Housing. Prior to being a mortgage lender, Mimi was a realtor in the area and active with the Kankakee Association of Realtors and several other community organizations. Mimi is bi-lingual (Spanish).

    Mimi currently serves as an Assistant Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer, specializing in consumer and mortgage loans at Peoples Bank of Kankakee County. Mimi's office is located within our Bourbonnais facility and she can be contacted by calling 815-936-7623, email mbarnes@peoplesbankdirect.com.

  • Darby Sweeney

    Prior to joining the Peoples Bank team, Darby began her career as a loan officer for a local mortgage company, worked for over a decade as a residential lender at a local community bank, and most recently worked for a large, national lender where she gained additional knowledge and experience. Darby is able to assist customers with all types of residential mortgages, including FHA, VA and Rural Housing. Whether you're refinancing a mortgage or buying your first home, you deserve a smooth, respectful and personable transaction tailored to your unique goals. Darby's personal goal is to make each and every customer feel as if they are her ONLY customer.

    Darby has been active in the Kankakee Iroquois Ford Realtor Association as an affiliate member since 2001; she also serves on several committees for the organization.

    Darby is a lifelong resident of Gilman, and currently resides there along with her two daughters.

    Darby currently serves as Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer at the downtown Kankakee office of People's Bank of Kankakee County. She can be reached at 815-802-2843 (direct line) or 815-383-7086 (cell). Her email address is dsweeney@peoplesbankdirect.com.