Industry Leaders of Southwestern Illinois
     “Since our founding in 1865, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust (First Mid) has grown into a more than $1.6 billion community-focused organization that provides financial services through a network of 37 banking centers in 25 Illinois communities. Our talented team is comprised of 400 men and women who take great pride in First Mid, their work and their ability to serve our customers.

IBJ May14 Page 12 Image 0001    At First Mid, our vision is to be the best financial institution in our region, where service is provided at a level above expectation, and to be recognized as such by our customers and the communities we serve. We distinguish ourselves by our actions and by our results.

    It’s because of this philosophy and community based culture that I recently joined First Mid as Vice President and Senior Trust Officer. I am proud to be a member of our Metro East team with banking centers in Maryville, Pocahontas and two locations in Highland. We have a strong and growing presence in the area and I am excited to offer Trust and Wealth Management to our existing line of financial services. With our strong local leadership and team of dedicated professionals, we are here to serve the individuals and businesses in our community.

    Those who know First Mid see the organization’s strong franchise value, diversified services and willingness and desire to grow within the region. First Mid has made a commitment to the Metro East community by locally servicing Trust & Wealth Management clients with trust administration, estate and tax planning services, investment management, retirement services and farm management. Our Trust and Wealth Management experts are adept at working with their clients’ attorneys and accountants to cover all aspects of wealth management.

    In this business, developing trusting relationships built on reliability and staying connected to our customers are keys to helping them succeed. Our team is comprised of individuals who truly put the client’s best interest first. I have offices in Highland and Maryville and cover Southwestern Illinois and look forward to the opportunity to work with individuals and businesses in our area.”

    Carrie Hanks
    Vice President and Senior Trust Officer
    First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust