About Us
Planters Bank is a locally owned community bank serving Middle Georgia.

Founded in 1896, Planters Bank is the 8th oldest financial institution in Georgia. We are made up of local citizens that care about our communities. We are committed to making a difference and we believe our impact in the communities we serve has been profound over the past century.

Our Vision:

Planters Bank will be The Best Community Bank for Middle Georgia.

Our Mission:

Planters Bank will deliver Exceptional Services, Returns, and Opportunities for our Customers, Team Mates, and Shareholders.

Our Core Values:

  • We will treat every member of our team with Respect without regard to title or position.
  • We will practice Servant Leadership and a sense of Stewardship.
  • We will encourage our team mates, in the spirit of a “No Surprises" environment, to speak honestly and openly about the good and not so good and bring Solutions to problems and concerns.
  • We will make Compensation meet the dual test of internal fairness and external competitiveness.
  • When Sacrifice is required, it will start at the top.
  • We will Stay Focused on the things we do well with a spirit of disciplined entrepreneurship.
  • Our values and operating principles must be written on our hearts.
  • We will be Accountable, Fair, Responsible and exhibit a sense of Ownership.
  • We will honor the resources and needs entrusted to us by our Shareholders, Team Mates, and Customers and seek to balance their interests.
  • We will be active in the Communities we serve.

Our Communities:

Planters Bank team members are personally involved in giving back to the community in all sorts of ways. We coach youth sports, teach Sunday School, lead civic organizations, run 5ks in support of local charities, participate in festivals and events...our volunteerism is incredibly diverse and widespread. The common thread is our shared gratitude for what we've been given and our commitment to pay it forward. We appreciate the support of you, our customer, with these various projects. Without your support with toy drives, purchases of baked items and tickets for drawings, these projects would not have been possible. Thank you for your continued support in helping us give back to our communities.


46,000+

DOLLARS CONTRIBUTED BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES ANNUALLY

142+

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED ANNUALLY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

5,000+

HOURS OF VOLUNTEERISM WORKED ANNUALLY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Meet our Team

Our leadership team is made up of experienced and local professionals ready to get to know you, your family, and your business. We use a dedicated approach to become not simply your bank, but your partner. Over the 120+ years, we’ve been in service, we’ve seen just about everything – and we can’t wait to talk with you about what you’re doing next.

Mike Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
CMA, CTP, CRP, CFM, CICA
Eli Tinsley
President, Chief Banking Officer
NMLS# 555992

Mike Phillips
Chief Executive Officer
CMA, CTP, CRP, CFM, CICA

Eli Tinsley
Bank President, Chief Banking Officer
Dan Duchnowski
Chief Deposit Officer, Chief Marketing Officer
Lisa Lane
Chief Administrative Officer, Board Secretary

Rusty Slade
Chief Information Officer

Amy Still
Chief Credit Officer

Kay Watson
Chief Financial Officer

Carol Arflin
Crisp/Dooly County Regional President
Joey Bloodworth
Pineview Market President
Clay Corbitt
Houston/Bibb County Regional President
Kristina Gibbs
Warner Robins Market President
Jamie Langham
Macon Market President
Jason Lord
Perry Market President
Jake Walters
Ben Hill/Irwin Regional President

Tim Wynne
Hawkinsville Regional President

Joey Bloodworth
Pineview Market President
Click here for information about Pineview.
Terri Cumbus
Perry Branch Manager
Click here for information about Perry.
Amy Douglas
Ocilla Universal Banker
Click here for information about Ocilla.
Kristina Gibbs
Warner Robins Market President
Click here for information about Warner Robins.
Sandi Guest
Cordele Branch Manager
Click here for information about Cordele.
Lina Jones
Hawkinsville Branch Manager
Click here for information about Hawkinsville.
Sheila Lanier
Macon Branch Manager
Click here for information about Macon.
Mary Jo Reeves
Fitzgerald Universal Banker
Click here for information about Fitzgerald.

Planters First Bancorp
Board of Directors

Robert F. Way
Planters First Bancorp
Board Chairman and President
Sam A. Way
Board Chairman
Emeritus/Director
Dr. Johnny Bembry
Board Vice Chairman
Bembry Vet Clinic,
Owner/Veternarian
J. Daniel Speight
Board Director
Planters First Bancorp, CEO
Michael Phillips
Board Director
Planters Bank, CEO
Deborah Meade
Board Director
HealthCare Management, CEO
Tommy Thompson
Board Director
Central GA Appraisals,
Owner /Appraiser
John Way
Board Director
Ramsey Way, Sr.
Board Director
Ramsey Way, Jr.
Board Director
Cole Woodroof
Board Director

Planters Bank
Board of Directors

John Way
Planters Bank
Board Chairman
Ramsey Way, Jr.
Board Vice-Chairman
Cole Woodroof
Board Vice-Chairman
Michael Phillips
Board Director
Planters Bank, CEO
Dr. Johnny Bembry
Board Director
Bembry Vet Clinic,
Owner/Veternarian
L. Steve Bridges
Board Director
Thomas R. Coody
Board Advisory Director
Deborah Meade
Board Director
HealthCare Management, CEO
J. Daniel Speight
Board Director
Planters First Bancorp, CEO
Tommy Thompson
Board Director
Central GA Appraisals,
Owner /Appraiser