First Bankers Trust Company has added two new employees to its Springfield location. Jay Barnes was hired as senior vice president and Darren Jones as vice president of commercial lending. Both Barnes and Jones were most recently employed by West Central Bank, Barnes as community bank president since 2009 and Jones as vice president of lending since 2013. Both men will work out of the First Bankers Trust branch located at 2201 Wabash Ave.
Barnes, who has more than 30 years of banking experience in the Springfield area, will focus on commercial and agricultural lending. “First Bankers Trust is a quality organization that offers a wide variety of financial services,” he said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to join them and continue to work with existing customer relationships, as well as develop new ones.”
Jones, who has nearly 20 years of banking experience in the Springfield area, will also focus on commercial and agricultural lending. He said, “I’m excited for the opportunity to work for a first-class organization where I will have the chance to grow as a lender and an officer.”
First Bankers Trust Co. is headquartered in Quincy with branches serving the communities of Quincy, Mendon, Carthage, Rushville, Macomb and Springfield.