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Planters First Bank Appoints a New CEO & President

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Mike Phillips to Bank CEO and Eli Tinsley to Bank President, Chief Banking Officer. Mike Phillips, Chief Executive Officer Mike Phillips has 36 years of banking experience and most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer for Planters First Bank. Throughout his successful career, Mike has held various positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Director of Corporate...



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Dan Speight Elected to Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) Board of Directors 

The Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) recently announced the appointment of five new board members and among those elected was Dan Speight, CEO, Planters First Bancorp. Dan will begin his two-year term with the GBA on July 1, 2020. Other elected board members include: Hoke Reeves, president and CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Sylvania Brad Serff, president and CEO, Providence Bank, a Division of Heritage Southeast Bank David Caswell, president, Century Bank of Georgia,...



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Planters First Bank Announces the Retirement of their President & CEO, Steve Bridges

After 15 years of service, Steve Bridges, President, and CEO of Planters First Bank has announced his retirement. Steve will retire on June 24, 2020, as President and CEO but will serve in an advisory role and other capacities to the Bank until the end of 2020. Steve was promoted to President and CEO of Planters First Bank in August 2018. Prior to becoming President and CEO, he was Chief Credit Officer and a Commercial Lender. Steve began his banking career at Cordele Banking Company...



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Robin Clark has joined Banking Team

MIDDLE GEORGIA (April 1, 2020) - Planters First Bank is pleased to announce that Robin Clark has joined our Banking Team as Director of Specialty Lending. Robin will be based in the Macon Office located at 4361 Rivoli Drive Macon, GA 31210. Robin brings 15 years of experience in banking and a background in loan administration, credit underwriting, project-specific due diligence, loan servicing, loan production, and business development to Planters First Bank. Robin recently served as Vice...



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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,...