Veteran Central Illinois banker Leon Hinton has joined Morton Community Bank as Market President for Champaign-Urbana.  Hinton will be based at the Lending Center the Bank has opened at 301 N. Neil Street, Suite 105, in downtown Champaign.

“Leon knows the Champaign-Urbana market extremely well,” said Bob Dittmer, Group President and Chief Lending Officer of Morton Community Bank.  “He was a Senior Vice President at a regional bank headquartered in the market for almost 17 years and, most recently, served at President and COO at another Central Illinois bank.”

Dittmer noted that while the lending center is new, Morton Community Bank has been doing business in the Champaign-Urbana area for many years.  “We already have a substantial business lending portfolio in this market and we see great potential to increase our service in the Champaign-Urbana area.  Leon will be assembling a talented team of colleagues to accomplish this goal,” said Dittmer.

“I am truly excited to be able to work with my Champaign-Urbana clients again representing a customer focused, responsive, strong bank,” said Hinton. “Customers prefer working with a bank that employs local people who know the community, are active in it, and can use their community knowledge to make sound lending decisions.”

Morton Community Bank and its Hometown Community Banks’ divisions with 38 locations offer comprehensive banking services for both business and personal clients.  For more information, visit


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