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Steve Fast

Steve Fast

Steve Fast is a media relations specialist at COUNTRY Financial. Steve joined COUNTRY in 2016 after previously serving at Publicity Manger for the University of Illinois Press and Marketing Manager for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department of the City of Bloomington, Ill. 

He also has a long history in broadcasting including programs on WJBC-​AM and WGLT-FM. Highlights of his career include interviewing ​​​ Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel​​, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Toni Iommi and documenting the dental surgery of a Sumatran Tiger.

Throughout his career Steve has ​been honored with an Associated Press award, a Master Communicator Award, an NAB Marconi Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Steve has served on the Salvation Army ​of McLean County ​​advisory board and on the Safe Harbor shelter social services committee and is pleased to be part of the efforts of COUNTRY to support community and foster financial literacy for both the individuals and families. 

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