"I’m incredibly passionate about the Edwardsville community. So much so that I left a job at Boeing in 2006 to work at TheBANK of Edwardsville, where I would have more opportunity to give back to my hometown. At first, I wasn’t quite sure of the path to the ‘giving back’ process, so I joined Rotary and started participating in civic events. But I found myself searching for more. Then, in 2016, a good friend asked if I would help run his campaign for alderman, and a week later I was approached to help with a ballot initiative for the school district. Both were successful campaigns that led to more opportunities in the community. Eventually, I decided to put myself out there and ran my own campaign for the Edwardsville School Board. I won the election and was sworn in on April 29 – the evening of my first day with Busey. Between my work in the community and my work with Busey, I can honestly say this is the happiest I’ve ever been. I can also confidently say that giving back and adding value to others is a path I will follow the rest of my life."
John McDole, VP, Commercial Banking Onboarding Manager