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Putnam County Bancorp elects two new directors

Eve Postula, Ralph Gensini join bank board

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The Putnam County Bancorp Board of Directors is announcing the addition of two new directors. Eve Postula of Peru and Ralph (Joe) Gensini Jr. of Hennepin were elected at the 2018 annual shareholder meeting on Jan. 17 at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton.

Postula has spent her professional career in accounting and financial services. She currently holds the position of business office manager and treasurer at St. Bede Abbey and Academy in Peru.

Since joining St. Bede in 2004, she has been instrumental in reinstating the boarding program and reversing a deficit spending cycle at the Academy. She also holds the role of chief financial officer. This includes the direction of the capital campaign and manager of the new construction at the Abbey and Academy.

Postula and her husband, Tim, both grew up in LaSalle and graduated from St. Bede Academy. She has also attained a bachelor's degree in accounting from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., and an MBA in finance from the Chicago Graduate School of Business at Loyola University.

Gensini currently raises livestock, farms and owns and operates Gensini Excavating. Gensini Excavating was established in 2001 and has grown into a diversified company that handles many types of construction, including earthmoving, underground boring, trucking and other multifaceted projects. The majority of the projects are commercial or state funded.

He is a graduate of Putnam County High School and attended Black Hawk Junior College. He studied ag business.

Gensini and his wife, Kerry, moved back to the Putnam County area in 1999. Joe and his family enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities such as showing livestock and bass fishing.

The Putnam County Bancorp is the holding company of North Central Bank. North Central Bank has $125 million in assets and has locations in Hennepin and Ladd.