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  • Talladega

  • J. Chad Jones

    J. Chad Jones

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    NMLS: 791866

    Location: Talladega Division: Leadership Team Get in touch with me

    Chad Jones, a Talladega native, has over twenty years of banking experience. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all banking activities and establishing objectives, strategies and policies for the bank. He is also responsible for providing quality loan portfolio growth through effective business development and the overall profitable growth of the bank.

     

    He obtained his B.S. degree in Marketing and Business Management from Troy University in 1998. He is a graduate of both the Georgia Banking School of the University of Georgia and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

     

    Mr. Jones has been very active in the Talladega community, volunteering and serving on the boards of many civic organizations, including the Talladega County Education Foundation, Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce, Historic Talladega Council, United Way, Kiwanis Club and American Red Cross.

  • Chad Thomas, CPA

    Chad Thomas, CPA

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Location: Talladega Division: Leadership Team Get in touch with me

    Chad Thomas, a Talladega native, has over twenty-five years of banking experience. As CFO, he is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the bank. This includes the direct responsibility of accounting, finance, budgeting, investing and financial reporting. He has served as First Bank of Alabama’s in-house Accountant since 1994.

     

    He obtained his B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from Lipscomb University in 1991. He is a 1996 graduate of the Community Banking Graduate School at Samford University. In the same year, he was designated as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Alabama.

     

    Mr. Thomas is very active in the Talladega community, serving on the boards of many organizations, such as the Ritz Theatre and the Mardi Gras Committee.

  • Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    Chief Credit Officer

    NMLS: 1481478

    Location: Talladega Division: Leadership Team Get in touch with me

    Greg Lee has thirty-eight years of various banking experience in lending, lender management, systems and strategic planning. As Chief Credit Officer, he is responsible for the overall management of the bank’s credit programs, including the underwriting and loan review analysis process, and all functions providing lending support, direction, credit information, loan policies, procedures and processes to ensure the overall quality of the bank’s lending portfolio. He is also responsible for facilitating the origination of new loans.

     

    Mr. Lee obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in 1976.

  • Joel Elliott

    Joel Elliott

    Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer

    NMLS: 594484

    Location: Talladega Division: Retail Lenders Phone: (256) 761-2216 Get in touch with me

    Joel Elliott, a Talladega native and life-long resident, has over forty years of banking and lending experience and is a member of our lending team. As a Loan Officer, he is responsible for building, growing and maintaining the bank’s loan portfolio by prospecting and acquiring new customers and continuing strong relationships with existing customers.

     

    He obtained his B.S. degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Alabama in 1977. He is also a graduate of the Alabama Banking School at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

     

    Joel is very active in his church, First Presbyterian, and in the community, volunteering and serving on the boards of many civic organizations, including the Talladega City Schools Foundation, Kiwanis Club and Ribbons of Hope.

  • Matt Elliott

    Matt Elliott

    Commercial Loan Officer

    NMLS: 430983

    Location: Talladega Division: Commercial Lenders Phone: (256) 761-2234 Get in touch with me

    Matt Elliott is a member of our lending team and has nearly twenty years of consumer and commercial banking and lending experience. As a Commercial Loan Officer, he is responsible for retaining existing relationships and generating new business in the commercial market segment and building account profitability by providing core banking products and services.

     

    He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Management and a concentration in Marketing. He is also a 2016 graduate of the Alabama Banking School at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

  • Rodger Harris

    Rodger Harris

    Commercial Loan Officer

    NMLS: 645349

    Location: Talladega Division: Commercial Lenders Phone: (256) 761-2241 Get in touch with me

    Rodger Harris, a Talladega County native, is a member of our lending team and has a combined thirty-two years of banking, lending and retail management experience. As a Commercial Loan Officer, he is responsible for enhancing and expanding customer relationships in the commercial market segment and growing and maintaining the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.

     

    After graduating from Sylacauga High School in 1979, Rodger obtained his B.S. degree in Marketing from Troy State University in 1984.

  • Debbie Kitchin

    Debbie Kitchin

    Financial Specialist II

    NMLS: 1449242

    Location: Talladega Division: Retail Lenders Phone: (256) 761-2246 Get in touch with me

    Debbie Kitchin, a resident of Lincoln, is a member of our lending team and has over thirty years of banking experience. As a Financial Specialist and full-service banker, she is here to assist our customers with deposit, lending and other banking service needs. She is responsible for prospecting and acquiring new customers and maintaining strong relationships with existing customers.

     

    She is a graduate of Gadsden State Community College and the South Alabama Banking School. She is an active volunteer in the Lincoln community.

  • Lincoln

  • Rob Skelton

    Rob Skelton

    Loan Officer

    NMLS: 657065

    Location: Lincoln Division: Retail Lenders Phone: (256) 299-0785 Get in touch with me

    Rob Skelton, a long-time resident of Lincoln, has thirty years of banking and sales experience and is a member of our lending team. He is here to provide you with sound advice and solutions based upon your current and future financial needs. No matter what your borrowing needs may be, Rob is eager to serve you.

     

    Rob attended Jefferson State and Jacksonville State University, where he concentrated on Business and Math. He is a graduate of the Retail Banking Development Program, a program designed to increase knowledge of banking policies and procedures with an emphasis on business lending.

  • Munford

  • Sam Whorton

    Sam Whorton

    Loan Officer

    NMLS: 1486610

    Location: Munford Division: Retail Lenders Phone: (256) 761-2204 Get in touch with me

    Sam Whorton has eleven years of banking experience and is a member of our lending team. He has served in various areas throughout his career, including Operations, Appraisals and Internal Auditing.

     

    Sam is a 2004 graduate of Jacksonville State University and a 2014 graduate of the Alabama Banking School at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

     

    Sam is very active in the community, serving on the United Cerebral Palsy board and the community investment committee of United Way. He is a member of the Young Leaders Society of Calhoun County.

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