Media Release - Mike Williams VP for Ag & Commercial Lending

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Legence Bank Announces New Vice President of Ag & Commercial Lending

Mike WilliamsEldorado, IL—Corporate Headquarters for Legence Bank, is pleased to announce the following new Vice President of Ag & Commercial Lending:

Mike Williams – VP of Ag & Commercial Lending
Mike Williams has been named Vice President of Ag & Commercial Lending at Legence Bank. Williams has 39 years of experience in banking, including time as an Ag/Commercial Loan Officer, Community Bank President, as well as Senior Vice President overseeing Ag lending for three branches in southern Illinois. Most recently, he was President of a bank in southern Illinois. “Mike Williams will be a tremendous asset to our leadership team at Legence Bank,” said Kevin Beckemeyer, the bank’s President and CEO. “His many years of experience in Agricultural lending and management will be a great benefit to our company as we continue to enhance resources for our customers and build our team.”

Williams brings a tremendous amount of experience in sales, management, and underwriting, along with a deep understanding of logistical, managerial and operational dynamics crucial for today’s agricultural business. Williams community involvement includes: Past Director of the Saline County Fair Association, Past President of the Saline County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Rotary Club in Harrisburg, Past President of the Kiwanis Club in Harrisburg, and Treasurer for First Baptist Church in Harrisburg. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and numerous banking certifications throughout the past 39 years.

We are excited to have Mike Williams join the Legence Bank team. He will be implementing opportunities for growth to include; increased deposits and loans, new business relationships, and enhanced customer service. Williams brings a deep understanding of agricultural and commercial lending, along with an extensive knowledge of the financial industry to help serve our customers. Beckemeyer said, “He is excited about Mike’s ability to collaborate and build relationships. His enthusiasm and passion for agriculture and the community bank model is infectious.”

Legence Bank
The Bank's board, management and staff are excited to welcome Mike Williams to the team. With over a century of history and a legacy of caring, personal service, Legence Bank is forging ahead into the future, continuing its strategic goal of providing the communities it serves with a premier financial institution and state of the art technology and conveniences, while remaining independently owned and committed to our most valuable asset: our customers. For more information, visit

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