Meet Our Ag Lenders

Our Ag Lenders are typically located in our Stillman Valley and Byron offices but are happy to assist customers at all six Stillman Bank locations. Stop in or call to schedule an appointment for us to come to you.

Thomas R. Hughes

NMLS No. 559321

Tom serves as the President & COO of the bank. With over 34 years of experience in all aspects of banking, Tom currently specializes in agricultural and commercial lending. He earned his degree in Agribusiness from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his MBA from Lewis University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI.

Tom has been very active in the community throughout his career. He currently serves as a member of the Village of Stillman Valley Economic Development Committee. In the past, Tom served as a Board Member for Ogle County Habitat for Humanity, Ogle County Fair Association, and the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. He also has served as Chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (Ogle West).

Derrick Johnston

With over 13 years in the financial industry, Johnston has experience in ag & commercial lending, credit administration, special assets, OREO management, and property/facilities management. In his position, Derrick will manage the bank’s credit operations and oversee all phases of Stillman Bank’s agricultural lending.

Originally from Belvidere, Johnston is relocating back to the area after recently residing in Monmouth. Prior to banking, Derrick worked in law enforcement for over 20 years with the Boone County Sheriff Department, Belvidere Police Department, and Monmouth Police Department. An avid sports fan, Derrick also previously worked as a part-time football coach for Monmouth College for the past 18 years. Additionally, Johnston has been involved with the Fire/EMS Service most of his life and currently serves as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for Boone County Fire Protection District #2.