Having 40 years of industry experience, Steve will be instrumental in managing commercial relationships, with a special emphasis on serving family-owned businesses and spearheading commercial real estate lending initiatives. He will operate from the Springfield, Illinois, branch at 2201 Wabash Ave.
Joel Oschwald, Market President of First Bankers in Springfield, expressed, "Steve's addition is a significant milestone for us. Having worked with him previously, I am confident he will drive our commercial banking to new heights. Steve's deep roots and vast experience in the industry make him the ideal person to expand our position in the Springfield area."
Steve Gnuse shared, "Joining First Bankers is both an honor and a new chapter. With decades in the industry behind me, I'm eager to channel that experience into serving Springfield's community. Collaborating with the dedicated team here, I'm confident we'll drive innovation and deepen our community ties."
A respected figure in the Springfield banking community since 1982, Steve is originally from Altamont, IL, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Outside his professional endeavors, Steve is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Illinois and holds a board position with Christian Horizons.
About First Bankers Trust Company, N.A.:
Headquartered in Quincy, Ill., First Bankers Trust Company, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., is a community-oriented commercial bank offering a variety of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves, including personal banking, residential mortgage loans, consumer loans, business loans and agricultural loans. The bank also operates Buck Land Funding, a division focused on the financing of recreational hunting land, and MHC Funding, a division specializing in the financing of mobile home communities. The bank has branch locations in Quincy, Macomb, Mendon, Carthage, Rushville, and Springfield, Illinois as well as Loan Production offices in O’Fallon, Illinois and St. Charles, Missouri. It is the largest bank in Adams County, Illinois. For more information, visit https://www.firstbankers.com.
About First Bankers Trustshares, Inc.
First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. is a bank holding company owning First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. The Company was incorporated on August 25, 1988, and is headquartered in Quincy, Ill. First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. is a publicly held company whose common stock is traded over-the-counter under the symbol FBTT. For more information, visit http://fbti.firstbankers.com.