First Mid Bank and Trust hires chief marketing, deposit officer

Mattoon, Ill.-based First Mid Bank and Trust hired Laura Hughes as chief marketing and deposit officer. 

Hughes has more than 20 years of marketing and customer-focused experience in banking and insurance, most recently as chief marketing officer at Denver-based Heartland Financial. 

She graduated from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill. 

“We are thrilled to have [Laura] join our executive team,” said Joe Dively, chair and CEO of the $6.7 billion First Mid. “I am confident she will have a direct impact on our digital strategy and execution. Given the importance of deposits in today’s environment, we felt it was crucial to align our digital strategy, deposit team and marketing team. I am excited to see the impact Laura makes on our company as we embrace the opportunities and challenges that our industry currently faces.”