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).

Peggy E. Kruger

NMLS No. 1785849

Peggy is a Commercial Loan Officer with over 17 years of banking experience, 14 of those years spent with Stillman Bank. Kruger earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Illinois State University.

An Ogle County resident for almost 40 years, Kruger has been active in a variety of local community organizations. Peggy was very involved in both of her sons’ sporting activities while they were growing up and served on several local athletic club boards. In addition, she has participated in local Chambers of Commerce, been a part of a business networking group in Roscoe and volunteered her time with Rockford MELD.