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Midland States Bank names director of community and economic development

Midland States Bank, which has multiple locations in Southern lllinois and St. Louis, has promoted David Noble to director of community and economic development.

noble david midlandNoble had served as Midland’s Community Development and CRA officer since joining the bank in 2014.

In his new role, Noble will directly supervise the Regional Community Development Relationship Managers in Midland’s Rockford and East Region while fulfilling the responsibilities of those managers n Midland’s Southern Illinois and St. Louis regions.

“David has expanded our economic development strategies to address the financial stability of communities within our footprint,” said Jeffery S. Mefford, Midland States Bank president. “His dedication to local communities has resulted in strong partnerships with local and regional agencies.”

Since joining Midland in 2014, Noble has assisted with the development of new products and worked hard to enrich Midland’s bank-wide relationship with profit and non-profit organizations. Through his work, Midland has built stronger relationships with such organizations as Housing Action Illinois, Habitat for Humanity-Saint Louis, City of Saint Louis-Contractor Loan Fund, Community Builders Network, Saint Louis Community Foundation, InvestSTL, Prosperity Connection, Cinnaire, Lightengale Group and City of Kankakee-Community Development Agency. Additionally, Noble works alongside governmental agencies, including HUD, in both the St. Louis and Chicago district, for CRA efforts.

Noble, who has an M.S. degree in Urban Planning & Development from Saint Louis University and more than 10 years of community development experience, also serves on a number of boards and committees focused on community and economic development for local, regional and statewide initiatives, including Housing Action Illinois, Habitat for Humanity-Illinois, Rebuilding Together-Saint Louis, CareSTL Health, Metropolitan Saint Louis CRA Association, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Monsanto Family YMCA and the Veterans Business Resource Center. He is also highly involved in the community-based efforts of such organizations as the American Planners Association, Urban Land Institute, Council of Development Finance Agencies, United Way African American Leadership – Charmaine Chapman Society, Whitney Young Society – Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Midland States Bank has received the following awards and recognition during his tenure:
• 2015 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis – Economic Development Award
• 2015 Royal Vagabonds – Leadership Partner Award
• 2015 POWER 100 Recipient & Distinguished Honoree
• 2016 Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Saint Louis
• 2016 Community Builder’s Network – Excellence in Banking
• 2017 FHLB of Chicago – Community First Partnership Award Recipient with Housing Action Illinois
• 2017 Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis – Certificate of Appreciation for the “Save Our Cities” National Urban League Conference
• 2017 Who’s Who In Diversity St. Louis
• 2018 Prosperity Connection – Community Partner of the Year Award

About Midland States Bancorp Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Ill., and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. As of June 30, 2018, the company had total assets of approximately $5.7 billion and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $3.2 billion. Midland provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services, business equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, and insurance and financial planning services. In addition, multi-family and healthcare facility FHA financing is provided through Love Funding, Midland’s non-bank subsidiary. For additional information, visit or follow Midland on LinkedIn at

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