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Kevin M. Pesko

President,
Bank of Belleville

How long have you lived in the Metro-East?

37 Years.

In what Metro-East city do you live?

Belleville.

What brought you here?

Banking career.

What do you love most about the Metro-East?

Pride of residents; Great quality of life with easy access to St. Louis attractions.

What advice would you give someone moving to the area?

Get Involved! Consider Illinois!

What are your favorite attractions in the Metro-East?

Grizzlies; Art on the Square; Eckerts; Shrine of our Lady of the Snows; Anxious for the Hofbrauhaus & area development.

What do you think are the Metro-East’s best assets?

Generous, giving spirit of so many residents; Available land for development; Scott AFB.

What do you like to do for fun in the Metro-East?

Golf; Area festivals; Cardinal Baseball Games.

Please list charities to which you lend your time.

Rotary; Belleville Chamber of Commerce; Belle-Scott Committee; Leadership Council; Althoff Catholic High School; Belleville CEO; St. Louis Zoo; YMCA.

Why do you think it’s important for people to volunteer and what drives you to volunteer?

There is an endless need for help from worthy organizations and causes. What drives me to volunteer? I’ve been very fortunate; it’s rewarding and the right thing to do. It’s also been great for me professionally.

Have you made any special friends or memories in your volunteer work?

Numerous. Being active in volunteer activities and fundraising is where you really get to know people.