MATTOON, IL — First Mid Bank & Trust is pleased to welcome Austin Hernandez as their new Mortgage Loan Officer serving Altamont, Effingham, Neoga, and the surrounding communities.

Hernandez began his banking career in 2014 and recently joined the First Mid mortgage team to continue his passion of assisting others in achieving their goal of homeownership.

He graduated from Neoga High School, received his Associate Degree in Business Administration from Lake Land College, and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Eastern Illinois University.

“We are excited to have Austin join our mortgage team,” says Kim Weaver, Retail Loan Officer Manager for First Mid. “When financing a home, he will ensure the process is as smooth as possible. Whether you are planning to purchase a new home, refinance an existing home, or build a forever home, Austin is ready to help you achieve your dreams.”

Hernandez has been a lifelong resident of Coles County, where he still resides with his wife, Alexa. He is a member of the Mattoon Emerging Leaders, YBNext and assists with Special Olympics.

He is located at the First Mid Bank & Trust banking center at 102 E. 6th Street in Neoga. He can also be reached at (217) 844-3002.

About First Mid Bancshares, Inc.: First Mid Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of First Mid Bank & Trust, N.A., Jefferson Bank and Trust, First Mid Insurance Group, and First Mid Wealth Management Company. First Mid is a $6.7 billion community-focused organization that provides a full-suite of financial services including banking, wealth management, brokerage, Ag services, and insurance through a sizeable network of locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, and Texas, and a loan production office in the greater Indianapolis area. Together, our First Mid team takes great pride in providing solutions and services to our customers and communities and has done so over the last 157 years. More information about the Company is available on our website at