is the current Market Executive for Banterra Bank’s Central Region.  He has more than 20 years of financial experience, serving the Southern Illinois community throughout this time. Before his move to Banterra, Jeff worked at Old National Bank for 20 years, serving as Southern Illinois Regional President, overseeing eleven locations.  He gained this position within six years of his hire date, starting as Branch Manager, Community Manager, then Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Manager.

Jeff has served as External Advisory Chair for Southern Illinois University’s School of Finance, Board President for Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, and Founder for Southern Illinois’ “100 Men Who Cook” Event.  He served as Board President for John A. Logan College Foundation and board member for Carbondale Kiwanis, Jackson County Business Development Corporation, American Red Cross, Carbondale Crime Stoppers, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, D.A.R.E., H Group Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.  Speith received his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Management/Psychology.