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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.

    Joining the bank in September 2011, Matt is happy to be back to his roots of lending to business owners and real estate investors that are looking for a local partner to help them grow their business or portfolio. He currently serves as Chief Credit Officer for Peoples Bank and is located at the downtown Kankakee office where he can be reached at 815-802-2841.


  • Mimi Barnes

    Mimi Barnes has been an active home loan lender in our area for over a decade 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. She served as President of the Kankakee Iroquois Ford Association of Realtors in 2003; Treasurer of the Homebuilders Association of Kankakee in 2009; and was named the 2010 KIFAR Affiliate of the Year. Mimi is also active in several 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.

    Please do not email any sensitive information.


  • Darby Sweeney

    Darby Sweeney brings nearly 20 years of experience as a lender and has a broad knowledge of the real estate markets in the Iroquois, Ford and Kankakee County area. 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 Association of Realtors (KIFAR) an affiliate member since 1996; she also serves on several committees for the organization. In 2015, Darby was awarded Affiliate of the Year by KIFAR.

    Darby is a lifelong resident of Gilman, where she resides 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.

    Please do not email any sensitive information.

    NMLS# 767646

  • Todd Troeger

    Todd Troeger's professional career in the financial services industry began in 1988 after earning a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and a graduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. His first job was as a commercial loan credit analyst for a bank located in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. In 2002, Todd went to work for a global financial institution with offices in the south suburbs of Chicago. He and his family moved to Illinois that same year.

    Todd believes that the philosophy of community banking, and of Peoples Bank of Kankakee County, provides local business owners with an experience far superior to other financial institutions. Todd joined Peoples Bank of Kankakee County in June 2016; he is currently an Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, specializing in lending to local, privately-held businesses.

    NMLS# 1510342