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Joe Davis Selected as New CCO

Posted on 6/3/2021 by Kyle Beckman

On June 3, 2021, First Bankers Trust Company, N.A. (the “Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., announced the appointment of Joe Davis as Chief Credit Officer (CCO) effective on or about July 6, 2021.

Joe DavisMr. Davis has been serving as the Senior Vice President, Regional Credit Officer for Heartland Financial in Denver, Colorado. Prior to then, he spent over a decade as a Vice President, Senior Credit Officer for Key Bank in Cleveland, Ohio and Old National Bank in Evansville, IN. Davis’ credit background and decades of experience make him a key addition to the Company.  

"We are very pleased to add Joe Davis to our team," said Allen Shafer, President and CEO of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc. "Joe has a proven track record of success in similar roles and we look forward to adding his talent to our team."

"The opportunity to join a thriving company like First Bankers Trust is one that I am very thankful for," said Davis. "I am excited to bring my skillset to the bank and look forward to helping in the development of our credit team.”

Davis is Credit Risk Certified through the Risk Management Association. He holds a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in addition to a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus in Finance from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Michigan State University.

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 has branch locations in Quincy, Macomb, Mendon, Carthage, Rushville, and Springfield, Illinois as well as a Loan Production office in O’Fallon, Illinois. It is the largest bank in Adams County. For more information, visit

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