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Promotion of Chris Howe to Senior Lending Officer

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Chris joined Planters First Bank in May 2022 and has been promoted to Senior Lending Officer based on his outstanding knowledge, experience, and his distinguished banking career.

Chris received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Macon State College and his post-graduate degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Chris and His wife Amy have 2 sons, Landon 21 a Senior at Georgia Southern University studying Engineering, and Braydon 17 a Senior at Veterans High School

Chris has 26 years of progressive banking experience. Prior to joining Planters First Bank, Chris worked for Great Oaks as Middle Georgia Division President. Other positions held throughout his career include Market Leader, Chief Credit Officer, Senior Analyst, Commercial lender, and Financial Specialist. Being a native of Warner Robins, some of his civic duties include past President of the Warner Robins Civitan Club, previous Treasurer of the Warner Robins American Little League, volunteering at Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, and active involvement in the International City Optimist.

Eli Tinsley, Bank President & CEO, had the following to say,“Chris brings a tremendous positive spirit and desire to deliver the absolute best customer service. He is a team player who will use his experience to develop our team to reach their potential while focusing on growing and maintaining our banking relationships.”

Among his many strengths, Chris is dedicated to building and maintaining personal banking relationships and tailoring products and services to both individual and business clients. Many of our customers trust Chris for clear and effective advice when making their most important decisions.

About Planters First Bank:
Founded in 1896, Planters First Bank, the 8th oldest financial institution in Georgia, is headquartered in Cordele, Georgia, and operates seven full-service locations throughout Middle Georgia.

For additional information, contact:
Dan Duchnowski
Chief Marketing Officer


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