EFFINGHAM, Ill., June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSBI) (the “Company” or “Midland”) announced today that Sherina Maye Edwards has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company and Midland States Bank. Ms. Edwards is the Chief Strategy Officer of MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ), a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries. Most recently, she was the President and CEO of INTREN, a subsidiary of MasTec. With the addition of Ms. Edwards, the Company’s Board of Directors now has 11 members, with 10 of the directors classified as independent.
“We are very pleased to add Sherina to our Board of Directors,” said Jeffrey C. Smith, Chairman of the Board of the Company. “Sherina led a very successful, growing company in a highly regulated industry and now is overseeing the operational strategy of a portfolio of eight companies. She also has exceptional experience in both the public and private sectors. She possesses a unique combination of expertise and experience that we believe will be a valuable addition to the Board.”
Ms. Edwards is nationally recognized as a leader in the utility and energy sector. As Chief Strategy Officer, she leads the evolution of the Power Delivery segment with strategic planning, integration and alignment across all entities and acceleration of business results to drive growth and profitability. She is a former Commissioner of the Illinois Commerce Commission and was appointed by President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group. Prior to joining INTREN, Ms. Edwards practiced law as an energy attorney and partner at Quarles & Brady in Chicago. Ms. Edwards holds a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law.
About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. As of March 31, 2022, the Company had total assets of approximately $7.34 billion, and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $4.04 billion. Midland provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services and business equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, insurance and financial planning services. For additional information, visit https://www.midlandsb.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.
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