SPONSORED POST – Dean Perry’s first day as president/CEO of First Community Bank in Lester Prairie and Silver Lake was July 14.
“I’m looking to continue the Jileks’ great family tradition of being involved in the community,” Perry said. “I’ve always worked for family-owned community banks, and this fits really well with my background.”
Perry is originally from the Quad Cities, a group of five communities on the Iowa/Illinois border. He attended college for business administration/finance at the University of Illinois, and got his first job with a bank in Illinois.
Before joining FCB, Perry served as president/CEO at banks in the areas of Willmar, Cokato, and Chisago City.
Perry said the best part of his job is “working with businesses and helping them succeed.”
In addition to helping businesses, Perry is also focused on the success of the Lester Prairie and Silver Lake communities.
“The same philosophies that are important to the Jilek family are important to me, as well,” Perry said. “Given the tragedy that occurred with the passing of Doug Jilek, we want the community to know that we’re here, and we’re going to continue to be here.”
Bank owner/director Sheila Jilek said she is confident that Perry’s experience will be a good fit for the FCB family.
“We’re looking to move forward,” Jilek said.
FCB in Lester Prairie is located at 500 Central Avenue, and can be reached at (320) 395-2515. The Silver Lake branch is located at 201 W Main Street. The phone number is (320) 327-3191.