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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...



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Eli Tinsley named Executive Vice President

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Eli Tinsley has been named the bank’s new Executive Vice President. Tinsley has 21 years of banking experience. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned his degree in Agricultural Economics. He is a member of First Baptist Church, member and Past President of the Cordele Lions Club, Executive Board Member and Past Chairman of Crisp County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Cordele-Crisp Tourism Division,...



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Jamie Langham joins PFB team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Jaime Langham has joined the Macon Banking Team as Vice President Commerical Lending. Jamie is a graduate of Macon State College and also played professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and college football. His favorite thing to do is spending time with his wife Laura and three-year-old daughter Emmy. Jamie brings extensive commercial banking experience from both the banks and credit...



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PFB names Steve Bridges as President and CEO

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Louis Steve Bridges as President and CEO. “I am honored and excited to begin my role as President and CEO of PFB,” said Bridges. “We have a firm foundation and are well-positioned for continued growth and success. PFB has been a great place to work for the past 13 years and I look forward to serving our customers, employees and shareholders as we move forward.” Bridges began his banking career at...



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Pam Wheeler joins PFB team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) announced today that Pam Wheeler has joined the PFB team as Vice President and Director of Deposit Operations. Wheeler has over 38 years of banking experience and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at SunMark Community Bank in Hawkinsville. Commenting on the announcement, Kimberly Dockery, Chief Administrative Officer of PFB, stated, “Pam brings extensive knowledge and experience to the PFB team. We’re excited to have her on board and...



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Rusty Slade Completes Graduate School of Banking at LSU

Rusty Slade, Group Vice President and Director of Information Technology of PFB, is among the 185 bankers receiving graduation diplomas on June 1, 2018 from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. This three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Students traveled from twenty-two states and Mexico to participate in this session. Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers’ associations in cooperation with the...



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William Charles Hurt Jr. joins PFB team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) announced today that William Charles Hurt, Jr., has joined PFB team as Assistant Vice President and banker in the Cordele Main location. Hurt has over 20 years of sales and management experience with his last three years as Assistant Branch Manager of Regions Bank in Cordele. Commenting on the announcement, Eli Tinsley, Cordele Market President of PFB stated “William brings a tremendous positive sprit and desire to deliver the absolute best customer...