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David Noble of Midland States Bank

This February, Employment Connection is celebrating Black History Month by honoring local leaders in the St. Louis region. Today we recognize David R. Noble, the St. Louis Market President and Director of Community Economic Development for Midland States Bank.

At Midland States Bank in his role as Market President, he provides oversight to the team's commercial loan portfolio, establishes and maintains ongoing relationships, and supports cross-functional relationships within Midland that promote customer relationship development, including business connections to consumer and wealth management product sets.

In his role as Director of Community Economic Development, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering all aspects of the Bank’s Corporate and Regional Community Economic Development Plan and CRA and Fair Lending strategies. He is an experienced astute Senior Banking Leader with a triumvirate combination of experience in the application of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Regulation and Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive Community Economic Development Strategies. He has a unique innate ability to facilitate cooperation from various interests to create opportunities, assist in problem-solving, and achieve objectives both within his employer’s organization and the communities he serves. He permeated the banking industry as a trailblazer through cultivating what would otherwise be considered atypical and unrelated alliances.

David attended Saint Louis University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies, a Minor in Real Estate Planning & Community Development, and a Master of Science in Urban Planning & Development. He brings over 10 years of community economic development experience to his role. Noble serves on a multitude of committees focused on both community and economic development for local, regional, and statewide initiatives.

He has added value and perspective to the Midland States Bank team through his involvement with organizations including, but not limited to:

  • American Planners Association

  • Urban Land Institute

  • Council of Development Finance Agencies


  • Housing Action Illinois

  • Saint Louis Equity Fund

  • Christian Hospital Foundation

  • Youth In Need

  • Doorways

  • Community Builders Network

  • Metropolitan Saint Louis CRA Association

  • Habitat for Humanity-Illinois

  • Rebuilding Together–St. Louis

  • CareSTL Health

  • Bayer (Previously Known as Monsanto) Family YMCA

  • Veterans Business Resource Center (VetBiz)

  • United Way African American Leadership–Charmaine Chapman Society

  • Whitney Young Society–Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis

  • 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

David has personally received, or been instrumental in Midland States Bank receiving the following recognition:

  • 2015 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis–Economic Development Award

  • 2015 Royal Vagabonds–Leadership Partner Award

  • 2015 POWER 100 Recipient & Distinguished Honoree

  • 2016 Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Saint Louis

  • 2016 Community Builders Network–Excellence in Banking

  • 2017 FHLB of Chicago–Community First Partnership Award Recipient with Housing Action Illinois

  • 2017 Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis–Certificate of Appreciation for the “Save Our Cities” National Urban League Conference

  • 2017 Who’s Who In Diversity St. Louis

  • 2018 Prosperity Connection–Community Partner of the Year Award

  • 2022 Gateway Region YMCA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Strong Community Award”

Ultimately, David’s goal is to be a catalyst that will ignite communal change and begin a socio-economic movement in hopes of empowering individuals and families to improve their life through upward economic mobility.

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