John McEvoy Retires after 9.5 Years with QCBT
After 9.5 years with Quad City Bank & Trust and an impressive 46 years in the banking industry, John McEvoy, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Cashier, announced his retirement on February 26, 2021. “I still remember my first job offer the day after I graduated from Augustana College,” he shared in his final email to staff. “I have been truly blessed over my 46 year banking career, all here in the Quad Cities.”
In his role, John was responsible for overseeing general operations at the bank, facilities and funds management, municipal accounts and customer relations. He was the go-to man for anything that needed attention, whether it was balancing books, answering midnight phone calls when a security alarm went off, or sweeping the front doorways to welcome our clients. Above all, his passion was serving others, both inside and outside the bank walls. John was always willing to roll up his sleeves to help, and it was this focus on building relationships that left an indelible impact on our company and community. In his personal time, John was an active volunteer with the Rock Island Park & Recreation Board, Rock Island Girls Softball League and Rock Island Evening Lions Club.
Only three people have held the position of Cashier since the bank’s founding in 1993, a powerful example of our promise to be “people you can bank on” and the continuity we’ve aimed to provide our clients over the last 27 years. Vic Quinn, one of QCBT's founders, served in the role until John joined the team in 2011, and Anne O’Neill transitioned into the role in late 2020. These three individuals have brought a combined 123 years of banking experience to the QCBT team.
“Throughout our industry, QCBT strives to be recognized as having the best in class when it comes to people,” says John Anderson, CEO of Quad City Bank & Trust. “John was not only a great example of that depiction, but he will be remembered for setting the bar when it comes to defining that recognition.”
We wish John the best of luck as he starts his next chapter, which includes spending time with family and enjoying the fruits of his labor – a well-deserved retirement for someone we call friend.