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Jason M. Fark is Vice President of Commercial Banking at JPMorgan Chase, responsible for managing middle-market relationships and providing solutions, guidance and access to capital to businesses in central Illinois and eastern Iowa.

In his 14 years with the company, Fark has twice been recognized as a National Achiever, representing the top 10 percent of bankers across the firm in 2013 and 2015. His professional honors and accolades also include the Outstanding Consumer Banking Manager of the Year Award in 2004 and 2008, given to the top 10 percent of consumer branch managers in the nation; the Circle of Excellence Award in 2011, for top performers in the Illinois/Wisconsin market; and the Leadership Excellence Award in 2014, for bankers who inspire their peers and lift up those around them.

Here in Greater Peoria, Fark has brought his passion, dedication and leadership skills to a range of worthy organizations. He is a founding member of the Local Advisory Board for Greater Peoria LISC—a national nonprofit that equips struggling communities with capital, strategy and know-how so they can become places where people can thrive—and currently chairs its Development and Communications Committee. He also serves on the Associate Board and Development Committee for the Peoria Riverfront Museum, as well as the Board of Directors for Renew Moline, a nonprofit economic development organization located in the Quad Cities.

As a board member for Illinois Business Financial Services, which works with the Small Business Administration and third-party lenders to help small businesses with financial solutions, Fark won the Board Member of the Year Award in 2013. A graduate of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School, he is also involved with the CEO Council and Heart of Illinois United Way, serving as employee campaign chair and volunteering for its annual Day of Caring. An avid outdoorsman, Fark enjoys hunting, fishing, biking and hiking. iBi