Darin Gehrke serves as SomerCor's Senior Vice President and Market Lead for Central and Southern Illinois. Based in Springfield, Gehrke will lead strategy planning and business development to expand SomerCor’s SBA 504 lending and other economic development services in the region.
Gehrke has more than 15 years of SBA 504 and commercial lending experience. Prior to joining SomerCor, Gehrke served as Community Bank President at Town and Country Bank in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he oversaw a diverse banking portfolio that included agriculture, commercial, and SBA loans. Previously, Gehrke spent more than ten years at SomerCor as a Vice President, SBA 504 Loan Officer.
In addition to his commercial lending work, Gehrke served as Mayor of the Village of Woodson from 2006 to 2013, where he focused his efforts on growing economic development for the Village. Presently, Gehrke is the Treasurer of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation, an organization that supports investment and job creation in Morgan and Scott counties in Illinois.