Midland States Bank Announces New Market President for Kankakee County and Surrounding Areas
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS – June 6, 2023 – Midland States Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike O’Brien to Market President for the Kankakee area, including Beecher, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Dwight, Grant Park, Herscher, Kankakee, Manteno, and Momence.
In his new role, O’Brien provides leadership to the area commercial banking team, establishes and maintains ongoing client relationships, and supports growth for customer development, including business connections to consumer and wealth management product sets. O’Brien has more than 20 years of combined experience in commercial lending and banking. Prior to joining Midland as a Commercial Relationship Manager, he served as Chief Operating Officer of HomeStar Bank and Financial Services, which Midland acquired in 2019.
“Mike is a natural leader and has proven to be an exceptional banker and community-focused partner,” commented
Christine Uram, Midland States Bank Regional Market President. “The relationships he has built within this
community show his longevity and customer-focused decision-making.”
O’Brien is also highly involved in the Kankakee County community, as he currently serves on the Kankakee City
Council as the Chair of the Budget Committee; Chair of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Kankakee and
Iroquois Counties; and Board Member of the Kankakee County CEO Program. His previous involvement includes Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kankakee Development Corporation; Kankakee County Chamber of
Commerce; Presence St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation; and the Community Foundation of the Kankakee River Valley.
O’Brien graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the American
Bankers Association’s School of Marketing and Management. He earned his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University
College of Law and is a licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.
About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois,
and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. As of March 31, 2023, the Company had total assets of
approximately $7.93 billion, and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately
$3.50 billion. The Company provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services andbusiness equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, insurance and
financial planning services. For additional information, visit https://www.midlandsb.com/ or