University of Illinois System

Sarah C. Phalen

Current Term


Appointed By Governor


Professional Experience

  • President and CEO, INB (formerly Illinois National Bank)
  • Former vice president of cash management, National City
  • Credit officer, First National Bank

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • Central Illinois CEO Forum
  • Board member, SIU Physicians and Surgeons
  • Board treasurer, Land of Lincoln Economic Development Council
  • Board member, HSHS Foundation
  • Treasurer and board member, The Hope School
  • Treasurer, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Board
  • Board member, Vision of Hope Foundation
  • Treasurer, Springfield Sangamon Economic Development Commission
  • Board member, Brandt, Inc.

Awards and Honors

  • 2014, Beta Gamma Sigma honoree, University of Illinois at Springfield


  • BA, Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1993)
  • MBA, University of Illinois at Springfield (1999)

Party Affiliation




Trustee Phalen