First Merchants has announced Jamie Matthews as its new market president for the Muncie region. Matthews will supervise all market operations. He has been with Merchants for nearly a decade, serving as a business banker, commercial relationship manager, and as commercial banking sales manager. Matthews formerly was men’s basketball coach at Manchester College, Saginaw Valley State University and Eastern Washington University.
“Muncie continues to be on a positive trajectory,” said Matthews. “We’re seeing new opportunities as the city and local leaders are committed to advancing development and partnerships to foster a stronger, sustainable community. The same can be said for First Merchants, and that combination presents exciting opportunities.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.