Chandler and Dobrinick Promoted

Brian Chandler and Charles Dobrinick have both been elevated to the office of Executive Vice President at Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company. This announcement was made following the bank’s annual board meeting in March.

Murphy-Wall State Bank EVP Brian Chandler

Chandler has 33 years of banking experience, all at Murphy-Wall State Bank. He noted having started at the bank’s central location in Pinckneyville as a teller/bookkeeper. Chandler has held numerous titles over the years, including Assistant Cashier, Assistant Vice President, Vice President and Senior Vice President. Chandler has also demonstrated his involvement in IS Steering, Compliance, and BSA.

Currently, Chandler holds the office of operations manager. He joined the Murphy-Wall family back when Robert J. Crawford was at the helm as bank president. Eluding to Crawford and his financial operations team, Chandler summarized his success in saying, “I was given a job by a very good man when I needed one. Every day when I arrived at work, I set a goal to do my best. Along the way, I had the privilege of working alongside and learning from some very genuine, encouraging and intelligent individuals. Not only the fact that Murphy-Wall State Bank is an excellent employer, but also my own persistence are the keys to my promotion. So, the people I’ve worked with are really the ones who should receive the credit for any of my accomplishments.”

Murphy-Wall State Bank EVP Charles Dobrinick

Dobrinick began his banking career in 1982. Since that time, he has held the positions of VP & Controller, ALM/Investment Officer, Branch Manager and Loan Officer at previous institutions.

Explaining what brought him to Murphy-Wall, Dobrinick shared, “I joined Murphy-Wall State Bank in March 2013 and currently hold the title of Executive Vice President / Chief Financial Officer / BSA Officer. I am also currently secretary to the Murphy-Wall State Bank Board of Directors. I was originally contacted by Murphy-Wall Bank President Marty Davis when the bank was in the process of acquiring the Elkville location. He felt the need for additional assistance with the bank’s financial management and I was fortunate enough to be selected for the position.”

Dobrinick has served on various committees and project management teams. Those bank committees cover a wide spectrum, from Investment, Asset/Liability Management, BSA, Loan, Audit, Compliance, and IS Steering Committees.

While many of his duties at Murphy-Wall may take place behind the scenes, Dobrinick has remained in the forefront of the public stage. “I think involvement in local civic and community organizations not only enhances your commitment to and pride in your community. It also provides an excellent mechanism through which you can expand your network of business contacts and build credibility in a community,” he shared.

Over the years, Dobrinick has held a number of positions in civic and industry-related organizations. Some of those activities include West Monroe LA Optimist Club Treasurer and the calling officer for the Ouachita Economic Development Corporation. Dobrinick has served on the boards of Ronald McDonald House, as well as the Steeleville and Pinckneyville Chambers of Commerce. He notably held the position of president for the Pinckneyville Chamber, and has also been the president of the Pinckneyville Optimist Club. Dobrinick was an instructor for the Bank Administration Institute, and served as treasurer and president of the Randolph County Bankers’ Federation.

Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company is an independent bank that traces roots back to 1874.  It serves Pinckneyville, Murphysboro, Elkville, Carterville, and Marion, along with Perry, Jackson and Williamson Counties and Southern Illinois with a variety of banking services.  Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. Like Us on Facebook.