Mark Blackburn

Senior Vice President, Community Bank President

NMLS# 677277

Phone: 309-343-9181


101 East Main Street

Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Mark has been with First Mid since 1994. He has 30 years of commercial lending experience and is Director of Healthcare Financing for First Mid. In addition to serving as Community President of the Galesburg and Knoxville bank offices of First Mid, he has 27 years of commercial lending service to the Galesburg and surrounding communities.

For nearly 30 years, Mark has been active in the community in numerous executive leadership roles. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bridgeway, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors of GREDA, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Knox County Civic Center Authority and in Board member leadership roles in many other organizations. 

Mark earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois – Springfield and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Saint Louis University.