Edwardsville Bank on Friday announced the hiring of seasoned bankers Brian Simmons and Tom Baird as the branch manager and vice president of business development, respectively.
Simmons (right) will be managing the branch and its day-to-day operations. He and his team will work to provide customers with tailored solutions to their financial needs. Baird (left) will continue to help clients with all of their banking needs, as he has done for nearly 38 years.
Most recently, Simmons served as the Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President of US Bank in Edwardsville for 13 years, where he won their annual Pinnacle award numerous times. Prior to, Brian spent seven years as a Branch Manager at American General Financial Services. Simmons received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi.
Baird was previously with The Bank of Edwardsville and is deeply rooted in the Edwardsville community. He is a lifelong resident of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon and attended SIU-E. He is a current board member of the Edwardsville YMCA, past president of the Edwardsville Jaycees, past board member and Treasurer of New Opportunities Inc., and a Friends of Scouting volunteer for many years.
Justin Huneke, Metro East Community president of Edwardsville Bank, said: “Both Brian and Tom are huge assets to the bank. They are both exceptional bankers in the community, they both have great reputations and are highly respected by their clients. Brian and Tom are Edwardsville champions through and through.”
Both Simmons and Baird are long-time metro-east residents. They know the community well; working in Edwardsville, they understand the local economy and culture. With Simmons and Baird on board, you can find comfort in walking into Edwardsville Bank, where you will be treated like an old friend.
Edwardsville bank is a division of Saint Louis Bank and will open its doors in downtown Edwardsville, located at 209 East Schwarz Street IL 62025.
Edwardsville Bank is slated to open in March of 2020.