28 August 2018- Stan Free is photographed at First National Bank in DeKalb, IL.

Stan Free

Regional Vice President, Community Banking
DeKalb, IL

Stan Free

Stan is a Regional Vice President of Community Banking for FNBO. In that role, he is responsible for the overall growth and success of First National Bank in the region. His primary focus is to lead the team in advice and guidance to businesses, and encouraging strong relationships with business customers.

Stan considers it an honor to guide the team that serves our business customers, and to help them become more successful. "Our communities are filled with honest, hard-working people who are trying to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods, schools, and communities," he notes. "My greatest reward is helping our customers achieve success."


Stan joined FNBO in 1993, after working as a commercial banker at First National Bank of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking.

Stan has served on numerous not-for-profit boards and charities over his years at the bank. He currently serves as Board Member and Finance Committee Chair for the Kendall County Community Food Pantry. He is also a Board Member and Investment Committee Member for the Waubonsee Community College Foundation, and Board Member and Investment Committee Member for the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.


Stan enjoys spending time with his family, and is proudest of raising three great kids.

"The greatest blessings in life are the relationships you have!"