Midland States Bank promoted David Noble to Director of Community and Economic Development.
Prior to this, Noble has served as Midland's Community Development and CRA Officer since joining the Bank in 2014.
In his new role, Noble will directly supervise the Regional Community Development Relationship Managers (RCDRM) in MidIand's Rockford and East Region while fulfilling the responsibilities of the RCDRM in Midland's Southern Illinois and St. Louis regions.
"David has expanded our economic development strategies to address the financial stability of communities within our footprint,” said Jeffery S. Mefford, Midland States Bank President. “His dedication to local communities has resulted in strong partnerships with local and regional agencies."
Since joining Midland in 2014, Noble has assisted with the development of new products and worked hard to enrich MidIand's bank-wide relationship with profit and nonprofit organizations. Through his work, Midland has built stronger relationships with such organizations as Housing Action Illinois, Habitat for Humanity-Saint Louis, City of Saint Louis-Contractor Loan Fund, Community Builders Network, Saint Louis Community Foundation, InvestSTL, Prosperity Connection, Cinnaire, Lightengale Group and City of Kankakee-Community Development Agency. Additionally, Noble works alongside governmental agencies, including HUD, in both the St. Louis and Chicago district, for CRA efforts.
Noble, who has an MS degree in Urban Planning & Development from Saint Louis University and more than 10 years of community development experience, also serves on a number of boards and committees focused on community and economic development for local, regional and statewide initiatives, including Housing Action Illinois, Habitat for Humanity-Illinois, Rebuilding Together-Saint Louis, CareSTL Health, Metropolitan Saint Louis CRA Association, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Monsanto Family YMCA and the Veterans Business Resource Center. He is also highly involved in the community-based efforts of such organizations as the American Planners Association, Urban Land Institute, Council of Development Finance Agencies, United Way African American Leadership — Charmaine Chapman Society, Whitney Young Society - Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Midland States Bank has received the following awards and recognition during his tenure:
• 2015 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis — Economic Development Award
• 2015 Royal Vagabonds — Leadership Partner Award
• 2015 POWER 100 Recipient & Distinguished Honoree
• 2016 Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Saint Louis
• 2016 Community Builder's Network - Excellence in Banking
• 2017 FHLB of Chicago - Community First Partnership Award Recipient with Housing Action Illinois