Member of the Month

2017 March Featured Member: Shae Thoele

Shae was born and raised in Effingham and graduated from St. Anthony High School in 2004. She continued her education at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. 
 
Upon graduation, Shae taught high school mathematics in Alton, IL for a year before returning to join the faculty at Effingham High School for six years. In 2015, she left teaching and accepted a position with Midland States Bank where she continues to work as a Commercial Credit Analyst. In this role, she analyzes credit and lending risks within a variety of industries and monitors the active construction portfolio. In addition to her career, Shae remains active in the Effingham community with her involvement in the St. Anthony Parish, 100+ Women Who Care of Effingham County, and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.  
 
Shae joined YBNext after her departure from teaching in order to gain a breadth of knowledge about the business community and prospects in the Effingham area. Her husband, Dave, is also a YBNext member. She looks forward to the Lunch & Learn events which offer the opportunity to gain knowledge from established professionals and leaders in the community, as well as the Networking Events where she is able to interact with young professionals with whom she hopes to grow into leadership positions in the Effingham area. 

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