Community Bankers Association of Illinois

Patti Tobin Joins CBIS-Nicoud Insurance as Financial Institution Specialist

CBIS-Nicoud Insurance recently announced that Patti Tobin has joined its staff as a financial institution specialist. She will serve as the primary sales contact for all new and renewals of insurance products for Illinois community banks.

“We are thrilled to welcome Patti as a new member of the CBIS-Nicoud staff,” said Jim Hillestad, president and CEO. “Her in-depth experience and knowledge of community bank risk management and insurance solutions will serve community bankers well as we expand our service offerings to CBAI members.”

A community bank insurance professional for more than 26 years, Patti was a territory sales manager for BancInsure for five years, and previously in the same capacity with Zurich, formerly Fidelity and Deposit of Maryland (F&D) for six years. She had also worked in the bond department at a major St Louis agency for 15 years. Patti is licensed to sell all bank-related insurance, including P&C, financial institution bond, D&O, cyber, errors and omissions, impairments, lenders single interest, OREO, master property, and all mortgage protection products. Furthermore, she earned the coveted Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2005. She holds a Business Degree from Metropolitan College at St Louis University, St Louis, MO.

“I love to visit bankers in their communities,” said Tobin. “Personal on-site visits help me better understand exposures that may be unique to their bank and subsequently offer the right solutions.”

“We’ve known Patti for nearly a dozen years through our affiliation with Zurich and BancInsure, and we are excited about her joining the CBIS-Nicoud team,” said Bob Wingert, president & CEO, Community Bankers Association of Illinois. “Patti has a keen understanding of the challenges and threats community bankers face today, and we are impressed with her financial institution-related insurance expertise.” Patti also volunteers time to serve the homeless as a regular volunteer at St. Peter and Paul’s Homeless Shelter and St. Patrick’s Center, both in St Louis.

CBIS is now powered by Nicoud to provide CBAI member banks with the best source for insurance solutions. For more information regarding insurance products or to obtain a quote, please contact Patti at 217-546-6900, or via email at

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