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First Merchants Appoints Greg Mather as Chief Marketing Officer

Greg Mather Chief Marketing Office First Merchants Bank

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Mather to bring experienced leadership to ongoing marketing efforts

MUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ - FRME) today announced Greg Mather as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mather will lead all marketing operations and oversee the company’s initiative to establish a high-performing marketing sales pipeline and multi-channel customer experience.

Mather brings over 20 years of marketing experience within the financial industry, serving previously as CMO for large super-regional banks throughout the Midwest and Texas. Mather’s experience in omni-channel acquisition, brand management and marketing optimization tactics align with the company’s desire to build lifelong client relationships.

Mather received his bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Texas–Austin in finance. He later went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Toledo completing the J.D./MBA joint program.

He will replace Karen Evens, who has served at First Merchants since 2005. With her decision to retire, her legacy will live on through Mather and his commitment to nurturing a people-focused, inspired culture that maximizes shareholder value.

“Mather is a resilient leader who has embraced the First Merchants culture; his collaborative management style will continue the momentum to provide proven financial solutions for our clients,” said President Michael Stewart. “He believes in executing positive performance change to propel the best results for customers and employees. I have great faith that he is capable to lead this market and maximize its full potential.”

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Mather looks forward to combining his marketing and financial knowledge to drive client experiences and serve key needs in nearby areas. He will began his role with First Merchants on Aug. 30. 

“This is a great opportunity to serve the First Merchants community and really feel like a part of the neighborhood,” said Mather. “I look forward to providing customers with an experience that makes them feel like home.”

About First Merchants Corporation
First Merchants Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. The Corporation has one full-service bank charter, First Merchants Bank. The Bank also operates as First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors (as a division of First Merchants Bank). First Merchants Corporation’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market System under the symbol FRME. Quotations are carried in daily newspapers and can be found on the company’s website ( FIRST MERCHANTS and the Shield Logo are federally registered trademarks of First Merchants Corporation.