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Brian Gruber Joins First Mid Insurance Group

MATTOON, IL — First Mid Insurance Group is pleased to welcome Brian Gruber as an
Employee Benefits Relationship Manager, serving communities within the First Mid footprint in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Gruber is an accomplished executive leader in the insurance and employee benefits sectors, having worked extensively in the Peoria and Rockford, Illinois, and southern Wisconsin markets. He will assume the responsibility for growing group health insurance business in new and existing markets for First Mid Insurance Group.

“I have known Brian for years, and he is not only universally respected in the employee benefits community in central and northern Illinois, but he is a person with strong family and community ties to the area,” says Clay Dean, CEO at First Mid Insurance Group. “We are thrilled to have him join the team and bring his energy, enthusiasm, and creativity for helping solve complex problems for our customers who are trying to improve the lives of their own employees through health insurance and employee benefits.”

A native of Peoria, Gruber earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College. He is extensively involved in community organizations, including Creve Coeur Club, Peoria Chamber of Commerce, and Illinois Central College.

About First Mid Insurance Group: First Mid Insurance Group has been committed to helping customers with risk management solutions for over 115 years and is the largest community bank-owned insurance broker in Illinois with locations in nine communities in Illinois and Missouri.

The team of over 80 risk management professionals collaborates to make an impact in tailored insurance and benefits solutions for over 15,000 commercial and retail clients.

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About First Mid Bancshares, Inc.: First Mid Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A., First Mid Insurance Group, and First Mid Wealth Management Company. First Mid is a $6.7 billion community-focused organization that provides a full-suite of financial services including banking, wealth management, brokerage, Ag services, and insurance through a sizeable network of locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, and a loan production office in the greater Indianapolis area. Together, our First Mid team takes great pride in providing solutions and services to our customers and communities and has done so over
the last 158 years.

More information about the Company is available on our website at

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