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Michael J. Phillips announced as a new member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Small Business Advisory Committee

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today announced the appointment of two new members to its Small Business Advisory Committee (SBAC). The SBAC serves as a standing resource for the FASB. Its role is to provide focused input and feedback from a small public company perspective, consider whether there are differences in that input for small public versus private company perspectives, and assist the FASB and its staff on matters for which the FASB may seek guidance. The new...



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Planters First Bank Announces Dan Duchnowski  has joined The Bank. 

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Dan Duchnowski will join the banking team as Chief Deposit Officer/Chief Marketing Officer. Duchnowski will be based in the Perry Office located at 1400 Sam Nunn Blvd. Duchnowski comes from S&T Bank of Indiana, PA, where he currently serves as Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions Manager, and is responsible for core deposit growth, digital marketing, and online/mobile banking products. His prior experience includes...



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Meet our Banking Experts!

Our experienced banking team is ready to deliver financial solutions to you. Our decisions are made locally and you will deal directly with the bankers making those decisions. Whether it is a loan or deposit, allow us the opportunity to prove our experience and service to you. Carol Arflin Senior Vice President Commercial Lender 229.276.2419 carflin@bankPFB.com Sandi Guest Vice...



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Planters First Bank Announces Jason Lord  has joined Banking Team 

Planters First Bank is pleased to announce that Jason Lord has joined our Banking Team, as Market President in Perry. Lord will be based in the Perry Office located at 1400 Sam Nunn Blvd. Lord recently served as Commercial Loan Officer and Branch Manager at SunMark Community Bank in Warner Robins. Before this, he served as Information Security Officer and Network Administrator for nine years at SunMark Community Bank of Hawkinsville. Commenting on the announcement, Clay Corbitt,...



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Planters First Bank Announces Sandi Guest  has joined The Bank

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Sandi Guest has joined the Bank as a Vice President/ Business Banker. Sandi will be based in the Cordele Office located at 1620 East 16th Avenue but will be available to meet with you at your convenience at any of our locations or your place of business. For the past ten years, Sandi has served as Vice President, Branch Manager/ Loan Officer at State Bank and Trust Company (now Cadence Bank). Before this, she served as...



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Planters First Bank Announces Retirement of Banking Veteran, Ben Morris After 48 Years

After 48 years of marking the lives of bank customers and members of the Planters First Bank (“PFB”) Cordele Branch, Ben Morris, Senior Vice President of Planters First Bank announced his retirement on December 13, 2019. With more than forty years of commercial real estate and retail banking experience, Morris managed loan portfolios since the bank’s early days as Cordele Banking Company. Morris has held various positions since beginning his career in 1971, including Market...



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Carol Arflin joins PFB Lending Team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Carol Arflin has joined our Lending Team, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender. Carol will be based in the Cordele Office located at 1620 East 16th Avenue. Commenting on the announcement, Eli Tinsley, EVP, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome Carol Arflin to our Cordele Team. Carol brings sound knowledge of our markets with a long-term commitment to community banking. She has extensive experience in creating strong,...



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Planters First Bancorp taps J. Daniel Speight as CEO,  expands Bank Executive Leadership Team 

J. Daniel Speight Planters First Bancorp, parent company of Planters First Bank, announces the appointment of J. Daniel Speight as CEO of Planters First Bancorp and General Counsel of the Bank. Mr. Speight will also join the boards of Bancorp and the Bank. "Dan has had a distinguished banking career that reached across the state, but it was built upon the strength of his roots and relationships developed in central Georgia, which is where we live and work,” noted Bob Way,...



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Eli Tinsley Elected to the Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s  2019-2020 Leadership Division Board of Directors

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s (CBA) Leadership Division elected its new Board of Directors at the 41st Annual Leadership Division Convention & Mini-Trade Show held June 6-9, 2019 at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.​​​​​​ Eli Tinsley, Planters First Bank, Cordele, was elected as a Member at Large. Tinsley was awarded the 2019 Matt McCranie Leadership Division Representative of the Year. Tinsley has 21 years of banking experience; he is a graduate of...



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Macon Civic Club 2019 Show, Turn on Your Lovelight, broke the record for most money ever raised at over $421,000.

The Macon Civic Club 2019 Show, Turn on Your Lovelight, broke the record for most money ever raised at over $421,000. The show this year was an overwhelming success, and patrons enjoyed song, dance and comedy amidst a spectacular set, colorful costumes and sensational music from Macon Civic Club orchestra. PFB Regional President, David Wilson, was the Show Chairman for this year’s show and would like to thank our community for all of its support by attending, sponsoring and donating so...



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Amy Still has been named Chief Credit Officer

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Amy Still has been named Chief Credit Officer. Still will have oversight of PFB’s credit functions where she will be responsible for the bank’s Asset Quality. Still has been in banking for 16 years, most recently in the Macon area. Prior to banking, she was a CPA with a Macon accounting firm. She received a Master of Business Administration from Georgia College and State University in 2007 and a Bachelor of Business...



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Kay Watson promoted to Senior Vice President

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Kay Watson has been promoted to Senior Vice President / CFO. Watson has 32 years of banking experience. Commenting on her promotion Watson mentioned, “Working in all aspects of the bank except lending has helped me develop a good understanding of the bank as a whole; that and a great mentor made stepping into the CFO role a reality in 2016.” She is a member of First Baptist Church of Hawkinsville and is also very active...