Stupasky to join city treasurer’s office in March; Moore eyes future leadership role for him
QUINCY — A long-time banker in Quincy is taking a job with the city’s treasurer office at the end of March.
Kelly Stupasky, who has worked for banks in Quincy for more than 36 years, is leaving his position at Heartland Bank and Trust, formerly known as People’s Prosperity Bank, on March 3 to become the manager of the treasurer’s office.
“I’ve been in banking for a long time, and I’m 56 years old now, so I’m ready to get out of the banking business,” Stupasky said. “I have experience in real estate and values and things like that. Frankly, I wanted to move into a job that I can help. In this job, I can certainly offer some expertise and help them out.
“This opportunity came about, I gave it some thought, and I thought I would be a perfect fit.”
City Treasurer Linda Moore thought Stupasky’s experience in commercial lending made him a good choice to fill an open position in her office.
“With our fix or flatten program, with all of our downtown rental rehab and our commercial loan programs within the TIF district, his background in commercial lending can bring a world of expertise to our property programs,” she said. “By getting him involved in (City Planner) Chuck Bevelheimer’s world right away, hopefully his expertise will help lend insight into some of those programs. Bringing Kelly’s experience to my team is certainly going to help my team as well.”
Stupasky began his banking career in October 1986 at Mercantile Bank, where he worked for more than 25 years. He has been a vice president for commercial lending at Peoples Prosperity Bank for 11 years.
People’s Prosperity Bank merged Feb. 1 with Heartland Bank and Trust Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of HBT Financial, Inc., in Bloomington.
Stupasky’s move to the treasurer’s office puts him in a position to be groomed for another job in the future.
Moore, 62, worked at ESPN for more than 20 years before she returned to Quincy. She was selected in August 2017 to serve the rest of Peggy Crim’s term. Crim announced her retirement in June 2017 after more than 16 years as the city treasurer.
Lori Oliver has been the deputy treasurer for more than 20 years.
“As I bring on new employees to my team, I always have an eye to succession planning,” Moore said. “I know we have some retirement plans in the works, including my own. He will definitely, down the road, assume a leadership role in the office.”
“If someone retires, I want to get into a position to move into that position,” Stupasky said. “I’ve always been a pretty good negotiator when it comes to interest rates and things like that. I’m going to find the best deal for the taxpayers. But that’s off in the future.”
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