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David J. Garner


Wife: Connie Chenoweth Garner

Educational Background:

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology and Business from Western Illinois University in 1981.


  • Retail Investment Advisor at First Bankers Trust Company, N.A.
  • First started in the Financial Services Industry in 1980 working with his father. Completed various Financial Service Industry educational requirements by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Licensed to trade general securities (stocks and bonds), worked at Paine Webber as retail broker. Worked as an independent representative with LPL Financial Services.

Professional Memberships:

  • Chairman of the Bridge Way foundation
  • Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb
  • Macomb Kiwanis (former)
  • Member of the local EAA Chapter (Experimental Aircraft Association)
  • General Aviation Pilot with an instrument rating
  • Member of the Macomb Country Club

MDH Board of Directors Member:

January 2024–Present

Personal Background:

David and Connie were both born and raised in Macomb and graduates of Macomb High School.

He served in the United States Navy from December 1974-April 1977, then in the Illinois National Guard from 1977 until 1981.