Gary Binicewicz

Joining the Sterling Federal Bank Commercial Team in 2023, Gary’s 35-years banking and finance experience provides business owners assurance they will receive high-level guidance to help achieve strategic and financial goals.  Businesses across many industries in the Northen Illinois and Rockford region have put his commercial, industrial and SBA lending more

Diane Metzler

With a remarkable 18-year tenure in the realm of lending, I bring a seasoned expertise that transforms the lending process into a genuinely positive experience. My roots run deep in the Sauk Valley Area, where I've established my home, raised my family, and now relish moments with my beloved grandchildren. more

Mike Smith

With an impressive 32-year tenure in management, including 26 years dedicated to the dynamic world of banking, I bring a wealth of experience to the table. My expertise lies in understanding and addressing the unique needs of our community's business clients, all while providing the professional and personal touch that more

Laura Cary

Laura's educational journey began at Riverdale Senior High School, and she continued her pursuit of knowledge at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Her roots trace back to her family farm, situated just outside the charming town of Port Byron, Illinois. With an impressive 8 years in the banking industry, Laura boasts over more

Amy Appelquist

With 6 years of dedicated experience in the banking sector and a robust background of over two decades immersed in Agriculture, I proudly serve as a Commercial/Ag Lender at Sterling Federal. My roots run deep in the Sauk Valley area, where I was born and raised, nurtured my family, and more

Cael Sanders

As a lifelong resident of the Sauk Valley area, my roots run deep in Sterling, my hometown. My educational journey began at Newman Central Catholic High School and continued at Sauk Valley Community College, where I graduated in 2020. In 2022, I proudly earned my bachelor’s degree in finance from more

Melissa Freas

I am a lifelong Sterling resident who has experience in both mortgage and consumer lending. I have over 12 years in the banking industry and 19 years’ experience in the financial industry. I take pride in educating my customers about their loan options and making sure that they have a stress-free home more

Natalie Cole

I am a lifelong Dixon resident who has a varied background in banking with experience in mortgage and consumer lending. I have over 13 years in the banking industry and over 19 years of expertise in the real estate industry. During the real estate course of my career, I have worked with more

Crystal Ocampo

I am a lifelong resident of the Sauk Valley area and have been with Sterling Federal Bank since 2009. I graduated from Dixon High School and earned my Associates Degree in Applied Science from Sauk Valley Community College.  I have over 14 years of experience in various areas of the more

Crystal Wagener

I'm a lifelong resident of Clinton County, Iowa with over nine years in the banking industry. I have a wide range of knowledge in multiple areas of finance and lending. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Kaplan University.  My main goal as a lender more