Meet Chris Parks

Chris Parks, Senior Vice President, Wealth Strategies, Illinois National Bank

Chris Parks

Senior Vice President

Chris Parks says the concepts of personal finance are seemingly simple, but putting those ideas into practice is difficult. His job is to identify the right tools and resources that can help make his customers thrive on both a personal and business level.

To help clients do this, Chris has become an expert in his field. He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1989, followed by his securities registrations* and insurance licenses in 2005. In 2009, he became a Certified Financial Planner Professional™. Additionally, Chris is a Dave Ramsey-endorsed tax provider.

Chris uses his knowledge to partner with clients and help them manage and organize their finances. Since he’s not paid commission or other financial incentives, his priority is saving his clients’ time and money. He wants his customers to be equipped with the knowledge to achieve their financial goals both now and for years, even decades, into the future.

An active resident of the Chatham community, Chris is a member of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation and St. Joseph’s Parish. His wife, Joan, is a teacher in the Chatham school district.

*Offering general securities through Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc., Member: FINRA/SIPC. Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May Lose Value.