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40 Leaders Under Forty


Daniel Meminger, Age 35

Senior Vice President, Corporate Investments/ALCO Manager, Morton Community Bank

Daniel Meminger

Meminger manages Morton Community Bank’s investment portfolio and balance sheet. “After graduating from Illinois State University with a double major in accounting and finance, Dan started his career at Morton Community Bank in 2010 in the Credit Administration Department. After two years, he was promoted to the Investment Department,” said his nominator. “After a year, Dan was awarded the opportunity to serve as portfolio and balance sheet manager.

Dan was able to draw on his upbringing in banking and agriculture to earn the responsibility associated with his current position.”

Outside work, Meminger is a trustee with the Morton Community Foundation and volunteers annually at the Morton Pumpkin Festival. He and his wife, Brittany, have two children, Emmitt and Stella.

Childhood ambition: “Farmer.”

Advice to 20-year-old self: “Network, network, network, and learn how to sell and code.”

Hobbies: “Spending time with family and friends, golfing, water and snow skiing, and investing.”

Unknown to colleagues: “I have skied eight different mountain ranges, including Mt. Alyeska in Alaska.”

Bucket list priority: “Ski Big Sky in Montana with my Dad.”

Best advice ever: “There will be people smarter than you. All you have to do is outwork them.”

Biggest challenge: “Recovering from a compound leg fracture when I was 12 years old. Spent two weeks in the hospital and multiple months in a hospital bed at my house. I had to go through multiple surgeries and months of rehab.”

Motivating social issues: “Lack of fiscal responsibility and political division being spewed on us by those that are supposed to be leading the country forward.”

Book recommendation: Good to Great by Jim Collins.”

Leadership definition: “The ability to make everyone around you better.”

Local inspiration: “Gordon Honegger (former chairman, Hometown Community Bancorp).”

Peoria needs: “TopGolf. A year-round attraction for everyone. Great for our Midwest winters.”