DiMotta joins Midland States board

Jennifer L. DiMotta

Jennifer L. DiMotta has joined the boards of Midland States Bancorp, Inc., and its subsidiary Midland States Bank, both of Effingham, Ill.

DiMotta is president of DiMotta Consulting LLC, a strategic eCommerce and digital marketing consulting firm, which she founded in 2017. Prior to launching her consulting business, she was vice president of digital and omnichannel of Bluemercury Inc., a cosmetics retailer.

She also has served as vice president of eCommerce at Sports Authority, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, and as senior director of eCommerce at Office Depot. In each of these positions she was responsible for developing eCommerce and digital marketing efforts. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a master’s degree in leadership from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.

“We are very pleased to add an executive of Jennifer’s caliber to our board,” said John M. Schultz, chairman of the $5.7 billion Midland States. “We believe that Jennifer’s experience in leadership, business development and information technology will be a great asset to the Board. Jennifer’s entrepreneurial background will also be valuable as Midland continues to meet the evolving multi-channel banking needs of our customers.”

With the addition of DiMotta, the holding company’s board has increased to 11 members, with eight of those classified as independent.