Karen Hanson


Work opportunities brought my husband, Chuck, and me from Princeton, IL to B-N in 2008. I joined the Wealth Management division of Heartland Bank and Trust Company in November 2013. I’ve worked in banking for more than 40 years and have been a Financial Planning certificant for 30 years.

While our sons were growing up in Princeton, I participated in their school activities. For a number of years, I served as vice president of the board of not- for-profit Bureau County Day Care Center (now Zearing Child Enrichment Center) in Princeton and was president of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Since moving to B-N, I have been a member of B-N Sunrise Rotary. I was a McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador for 2 years. In June 2018, I will complete 6 years as a board member of the American Red Cross of the Heartland. I am a member of the IPCF Women to Women Giving Circle. I briefly served on the board of Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal. In December 2016, I joined the board of Milestones Early Learning Center; I am a member of the Business Committee of MELC. I support community non-profit events during the year.