5 months, 2 weeks ago by Bryan Nichols
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. announced that Robert Cook and James Zimmer have been selected to serve on the company’s board of directors with their initial terms expiring in 2016. Cook and Zimmer also will serve on the board of directors of First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, which is a subsidiary of the company.
Zimmer is the owner of Zimmer Real Estate Properties LLC, providing residential housing for families and students. He is also the owner of Bio-Enzyme, an agricultural business focused on solutions for farmers.
Joe Dively, chairman and chief executive officer stated, “First Mid-Illinois management and shareholders will benefit from the expanded expertise in community banking, capital markets, real estate management and agriculture that Rob and Jim bring to the board. Their diverse backgrounds and depth of experience will provide tremendous benefits to the board and I am delighted they are members of the First Mid team.” The company’s board now consists of Dively, Cook, Zimmer, Anthony (Tony) Sparks, Gary Melvin, William Rowland, Steven Grissom and Holly Bailey.