Ann Hatch awarded the “2017 Community Service Award”

On March 31st, Ann Hatch was awarded the 2017 Community Service Award sponsored by Commerce Bank at a luncheon held at the St. Clair Country Club. Many of our attorneys and staff were honored to attend and show their support of Ann. As part of the service award, a grant of $10,000, funded by the William T. Kemper and Commerce Bancshares foundations, was given in Ann's name to CASA of Southwestern Illinois.

Ann has served on the Board of CASA of Southwestern Illinois for 20 years. CASA strives to address the overall well-being of abused and neglected children in the juvenile court systems of St. Clair, Madison, and Monroe counties of Illinois.

Tom Harmon, chief operating officer of Commerce Bank St. Louis, presented the service award to Ann, saying, "Ann's commitment to our community is inspiring and provides an example that one person's efforts can and do make a difference."

Pictured below: Ann is flanked by Skip Ferry (left), president of Commerce Bank Metro East Region, and Tom Harmon (right) chief operating officer at Commerce Bank St. Louis. Photo courtesy of Illinois Business Journal