Joel Oschwald has joined First Bankers Trust Company as market president in Springfield. First Bankers is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bankers Trustshares, Inc., headquartered in Quincy.

In this role, Oschwald will be responsible for all staff, operations, growth and profitability of First Bankers in Springfield and the surrounding areas.  He will office at the Springfield branch located at 2201 Wabash Ave.

“The addition of Joel to our team is extremely exciting for our business. He will help us not only maintain stability for our customers, but also lead the growth of our presence in Springfield,” said Dave Rakers, West Region President. “As a member of the Springfield community, he brings a level of knowledge and professionalism that are key to our continued growth in the area.”

Oschwald said, “I couldn’t be more thankful and excited for the opportunity to lead the growth of First Bankers in Springfield. We expect exceptional service, trustworthiness and stability for our customers and I look forward to helping deliver that experience for our customers and community.”

Oschwald joins First Bankers with over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, most recently as vice president of commercial lending for Town & Country Bank in Springfield. He has a bachelor’s in finance from University of Illinois and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.