Blake Behme Law Group in Belleville has hired attorney Jeffrey T. Reel as an associate attorney. Reel is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and St. Clair County Bar Association.
The Bank of Edwardsville President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Holloway has announced his retirement. Holloway began his banking career 40 years ago at First Granite City National Bank, where he was elected bank president in 1984. He served in that capacity until the bank was acquired in 1988 by Magna Group Inc., a Belleville-based banking holding company. He then served Magna Bank and its successor, Union Planters Bank, as President and CEO from 1991 until taking over as President and CEO of The Bank of Edwardsville in 2005. Holloway will retire on May 29.