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Millington Takes Helm at Mid-Missouri Bank Republic

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Republic is booming. The OTC Republic Center is completed along US Highway 60 and the Amazon Distribution Center is rising from the ground at an impressive pace. That means even more jobs are soon coming to the area along with improved retail, restaurant, housing and business services. Community bank leaders have played a key role in the city’s recent success and Mid-Missouri Bank is ready to continue their winning ways in Republic with a team leader who is new to Republic, but not new to MidMoBank.

Craig Millington, with MidMoBank for the past ten years, stepped into the Mid-Missouri Bank Republic community president role January 4, 2021. “I spent a little more than three years as an analyst gaining a strong understanding of underwriting before I was promoted to commercial lender at our Springfield Plainview location, since rebuilt as the 5419 S. Campbell MidMoBank location,” said Millington. “During that time, I attended the graduate school of banking at Louisiana State University, which consists of two weeks per year for 3 years at the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, along with managing six projects per year in between in-person sessions. There, I was able to expand my knowledge and prepare for my next role in banking when I was promoted to director of credit analysis at MidMoBank and managed the credit department at our Operations Center. I coordinated both rounds of the Paycheck Protection Program for MidMo in addition to coordinating the bank’s allowance for loan-loss budget.”

A decade of well-rounded experience in the financial services industry gives Millington a firm foundation to continue his leadership role with the bank, founded in 1872 in Bolivar, MO and serving families and businesses of the Ozarks for almost 150 years.

“I serve as Wingapalooza chair for Springfield Sertoma and I have served on the Springfield Sertoma board in the past,” continued Millington. “Sertoma is a passion of mine and the pandemic has promoted some creative thinking at Sertoma to ensure we still raise the money expected for the philanthropies we support, albeit in ways that don’t include our traditional events. I was selected to be part of Leadership Springfield in 2020-2021, but I deferred my participation until 2021-2022—also due to COVID.”

Millington said he couldn’t be more excited to join a great team in Republic. “The community’s recent success appears to be just the tip of the iceberg with new businesses coming to town and many new homes being built today. My existing network in Springfield, along with developing relationships in Republic, should help our Republic MidMoBank continue to grow rapidly. “
Millington said his first decade with Mid-Missouri Bank has given him good insight into the company culture and his time spent as an analyst makes him a great asset to Republic community members in adding value to their business as their financial consultant.

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