Partners, principals and associates

Sara Johnson Sterling

403 East Third St.
Sterling, IL 61081




Sara E. Johnson, CRCM, CCBIA, CCBCO


Sara Johnson is a member of the financial institutions practice’s regulatory compliance team. She is experienced in developing, enhancing and strengthening compliance management systems and compliance audit programs, as well as various other facets of banking including retail operations, administration and front-line service. Sara utilizes this experience to assist clients of various sizes with improving and successfully maintaining their overall regulatory compliance program.


  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor 
  • Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) – Member 
  • Compliance networking groups – Participant
  • United Way – Volunteer
  • Junior Achievement – Volunteer

Areas of Focus

  • Audit plans and work programs
  • Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
  • Compliance training 
  • Fair lending assessment and analysis 
  • Regulatory compliance audits
  • Regulatory compliance management 
  • Risk assessments