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New Board Member Announced by Better Banks

Better Banks is pleased to announce the addition of Marci Shoff to its Board of Directors. Shoff is a Partner at Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler LLP, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and probate administration (including estate and probate related litigation and taxation), guardianships, real estate transactions and corporate law. Shoff’s background will be a valuable asset to the Better Banks Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to have Marci join the board and are confident her background will provide the knowledge and perspective we need as we continue our plan for growth and longevity,” commented President Mike Stratton. “Marci’s background will be a tremendous asset to the board and as a lifelong member of our local community, she understands the importance of building strong, community relationships.”

Shoff obtained a B.A. in Finance at the University of Illinois, magna cum laude, and then a Juris Doctor at the University Of Illinois College Of Law, cum laude. After returning to Peoria, she joined the firm as an associate in September of 2002 and became a partner in 2014.

Shoff is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois. In 2005, Shoff was named as the Peoria County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, and served as the Chairperson of the Pro Bono Committee in 2008. Shoff is a frequent presenter on the topics of estate planning and estate and gift tax.

Shoff also serves as the Chairperson of the Peoria Riverfront Museum Foundation and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Peoria.