December 3 – Dr. Najiba Benabess, the Dean of the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Hickory Point Bank.
“We are delighted to welcome Najiba to Hickory Point Bank’s board of directors,” said Douglas J. Schmalz, board chairman. “Her experience in business economics and management compliments our company and will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow in Central Illinois.”
Benabess previously served as the Director of the School of Business and Management at Norwich University in Vermont. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Western Illinois University.
She currently serves as a peer reviewer for Higher Learning Commission, Editor in Chief of Journal of Research in Industrial Organization, and board director of The Community Foundation of Macon County.
“We are pleased to have Najiba on our team, and we are confident she will have an important and positive impact on our bank,” said Hickory Point Bank President and CEO Anthony G. Nestler.