Jim Houston joined Bankers’ Bank, Madison, Wis., as vice president, correspondent banker. He works in the Bloomington, Ill., office as a regional correspondent banker supporting customer relationships throughout central Illinois.
Houston has more than 20 years of experience working with financial institutions with a variety of asset sizes throughout the Midwest. He has been involved with strategic planning for organizations and has held roles including regional vice president and district manager for a group of branches with deposits over $1.2 billion. Previously, he has worked for Advia Credit Union, Parchment, Mich., and in Michigan for Comerica Bank, Dallas.
Houston has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and an MBA from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, and has attended MarketSim Training from the Consumer Bankers Association.
“We are thrilled to have Jim on the team,” said Jeff Niesen, Bankers’ Bank senior vice president of correspondent banking. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with community banks in Illinois and the rest of his team at Bankers’ Bank.”