Christen McLeod Named Among 20 Under 40

July 31, 2017

FirsTech, Inc. congratulates Christen McLeod, Assistant Vice President of Client Relations & Project Management at FirsTech. She is among Macon County's 20 Under 40 by the Herald & Review's Business Journal of MidCentral Illinois.

Christen was nominated by her peers and selected by a panel of judges based on her achievements, experiences, innovations, leadership and community involvement. Winners are featured in a special publication of the Business Journal of MidCentral Illinois.

In her role with FirsTech, Christen develops, maintains and grows the company's portfolio of business. She develops client service strategies, negotiates contracts and executes internal and external projects. She also serves as the daily point of contact for clients of various industries-from utilities and insurance companies to healthcare and government agencies-across the United States.

In addition to her professional excellence, Christen serves the community selflessly with a particular passion for our youngest neighbors in need.

She is directly involved with the building of a new Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. John's Hospital in Springfield-providing the highest level of care for premature or seriously ill babies across south-central Illinois. Upon completion of the five-year project, the NICU will be one of the most advanced healing environments in the nation. To support St. John's Hospital's NICU, Christen serves on a team of volunteers to engage and educate members of the Decatur community on the project.

In addition to her support of the hospital, Christen serves on the personnel committee of Central Christian Church in Decatur. As a faithful parishioner, Christen is committed to their mission of loving God and serving others through Christ.

From serving our community to countless clients and colleagues, Christen has distinguished herself in her profession and public service.

Thank you for your commitment to FirsTech, Team Busey and the places we call home-andcongratulations to all the20 Under 40award winners!


About FirsTech, Inc.

FirsTech Inc. provides innovative payment processing solutions to the government, insurance, utility, healthcare, telecom, cable and finance industries. FirsTech processes millions of transactions per year using the Fusion payment processing platform - which provides industry leading bill payment channel integration for walk-in bill payment processing at its 3,000 agent locations in 36 states - lockbox, online bill pay, IVR, mobile, CSR, bank bill pay concentration (e-lockbox/e-box). For 30 years and counting, FirsTech provides custom payment solutions to clients with a focus on efficiency and execution. This results in higher customer satisfaction and lower payment processing costs.

FirsTech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Busey Bank through First Busey Corporation-a diversified financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. More information about First Busey Corporation can be found at

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