Brett Baumeister Joins The Middlefield Banking Company as Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending Western Region

Brett Baumeister Joins The Middlefield Banking Company as Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending Western Region

Brett Baumeister

Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending Western Region

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Middlefield Banking Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ: MBCN), today announced the appointment of Brett Baumeister as the Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending Western Region.

“Brett is a proven banker and leader with over 30 years of experience serving communities throughout Western Ohio. His appointment follows the recent additions of new commercial market executives in both Central and Northeast Ohio. With a strong leadership team in place, we are well positioned to grow by serving the local needs of our Western, Central, and Northeast Ohio markets. I am excited to work with Brett and look forward to his contributions to The Middlefield Banking Company,” said Ronald L. Zimmerly, Jr., Middlefield’s President.

Baumeister brings 33 years of banking and leadership experience to The Middlefield Banking Company. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President/Regional President at F&M Bank, and responsible for managing the bank’s Southern Ohio market. Prior to his tenure at F&M Bank, Brett’s career includes advancing leadership roles at Mutual Federal, a division of First Bank Richmond, Park National Corporation, National City Corporation, and Citizens National Bank of Norwalk. Baumeister is actively involved in a number of community and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio and was named the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year in 2016. Baumeister is a graduate of the University of Toledo, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

About Middlefield Banc Corp.
Middlefield Banc Corp., headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio, is the Bank holding Company of The Middlefield Banking Company, with total assets of $1.75 billion at June 30, 2023. The Bank operates 21 full-service banking centers and an LPL Financial® brokerage office serving Ada, Beachwood, Bellefontaine, Chardon, Cortland, Dublin, Garrettsville, Kenton, Mantua, Marysville, Middlefield, Newbury, Orwell, Plain City, Powell, Solon, Sunbury, Twinsburg, and Westerville. The Bank also operates a Loan Production Office in Mentor, Ohio.

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Company Contact:

Investor and Media Contact:

James R. Heslop, II
Chief Executive Officer
Middlefield Banc Corp.
(440) 632-1666 Ext. 3219

Andrew M. Berger
Managing Director
SM Berger & Company, Inc.
(216) 464-6400



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