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Cassie Mattson
Director of Event Management and Board Administration

Joining The League during the summer of 2016, I needed to hit the ground running in my new position as I made preparations for our Annual Convention in September.  I feel as if I have been handed a blank slate—something every event professional hopes to be presented with at least once in their life! This affords me the opportunity to shake things up, add some creativity and energy, and help bring ILFI more into the modern age.  Exciting times lie ahead and I’m beyond thankful to be a part of it!

A brief look into my past...I have been fortunate enough not to follow the typical path society plans for someone after high school. Instead of diving into the college world, I began what has become an exceptional journey through a multitude of diverse fields including real estate, investments, weddings, aviation, precious metals, hospitality, and my pride and joy: event services.

Born and raised in Central Illinois, on a whim in 2009, I packed up and moved to Tampa, Florida.  I experienced new cultures and learned new business practices while being employed by a large private equity fund.  I moved back to Illinois (I still ask myself “why” come winter time) and returned to school after discovering my passion in marketing and event planning.  I have since graduated with my Bachelors in Communications and Marketing from the University of Illinois—Springfield and earned my Associates in Speech and Communication from Lincoln Land Community College.

I’ve helped manage and produce a large array of diverse events over the years ranging from corporate parties, employee appreciation festivals, to large local and regional expos.  As I hope you will witness in the future, I absolutely love what I do and each event becomes my baby.  I dedicate myself to ensuring that every attendee feels appreciated and leaves feeling as if their time was well spent.

Connect with me on LinkedIn and of course follow our ILFI Facebook page to see what I’m up to and what fun things we have up our sleeves!

The League 2018 Board of Directors

District 1

2020Stephen G. Lear
North Shore Trust & Savings

District 2

2018Edward A. Mollo
Streator Home Savings Bank
2018Walter “Chip” Hasselbring III
Iroquois Federal Savings and Loan

Eloise L. Mackus
Security Bank

District 3

2018TJ Burge
Marion County Savings Bank
2019Mary Jo Homan
Chester National Bank


2020Dane H. Cleven
Community Savings Bank
2018Steven F. Rosenbaum
Hoyne Savings Bank
2020Stephen M. Oksas
Mutual Federal Bank
2018Karlie Krehbiel
Lisle Savings Bank



Travis Schroll, Chairman
Beardstown Savings sb


Tyler Rouse,  Chairman Elect
First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign

2019Gary R. Nation, Vice Chairman
Central Federal Savings & Loan Association

Erich J. Bloxdorf, President
Illinois League of Financial Institutions

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