PFB names Steve Bridges as President and CEO

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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 Cordele Banking Company ( same location as our current Cordele office) in 1976, later was employed for 22 years at First State Bank/Regions until 2005 when he joined Planters First Bank as a Commercial Lender and later the Chief Credit Officer.

Married to Kaye Schofill Bridges. They have 2 children, Mandi Saratsiotis (Alex) and Adam Bridges (Inga), also 6 grandchildren (Hannah, Sara Grace, William, Mary Katherine, Isabelle and Caroline. Steve and Kaye are active members at Cordele First United Methodist Church.

“Steve has been with Planters First Bank for a big part of his banking career and he has more than earned the opportunity to lead us into our future. Speaking on behalf of our board of directors, we’re confident that Steve will propel PFB to an even higher level of community banking. He has been key to building our deposit areas and highly successful in restructuring loan programs and operations. I am very excited to watch and support him as we move forward. Our board and staff completely support Steve and look forward to continually finding better ways to serve our customers.” said Hatcher Way, chairman of PFB’s Board of Directors.