James S. Huggins

Filed: 3 Jan 22, 5:16pm
               POWER OF ATTORNEY

   KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
 appoints each of Kathryn M. Bailey, Jason A. Silcott and M. Ryan Kirkham, signing singly, the undersigned's
true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

    (1) Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
        undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director
        of PEOPLES BANCORP INC. (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4, and 5
        in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act
        of 1934 and the rules thereunder;

    (2) Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
        which may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such
        Form 3, 4, or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments
        thereto, and timely file such form with the United States Securities
        and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority;

    (3) Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
        foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of
        benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the
        undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by
        such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this
        Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms
        and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
        attorney-in-fact's discretion.

   The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and
 authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
 necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
 herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might
 or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or
 revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact,
 or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or
 cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers
 herein granted.

   The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving
 in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the
 Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with
 Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

   This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the
 undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the
 undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company,
 unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the
 foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

   IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 18th day of November, 2021.

                           /s/ James S. Huggins

                           James S. Huggins