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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...



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...



Planters First Bank donates $25,000 to the  American Cancer Society

Planters First Bank has raised $25,000 for the American Cancer Society with the help of local residents, businesses and the Discover® Community Cares initiative powered by the Discover® Global Network. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. They provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. They fund and...



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,...



SMS Phishing

Text messages are becoming the primary way for people to interact with businesses, in fact, texting is the single most used feature on a smartphone. Today's scammers have taken to targeting victims via Short Message Service (SMS) text message scams in addition to traditional email-based phishing attacks. SMS Phishing, or Smishing, is becoming a common method to steal data or install malware on your smartphone. Most phishing scams try to take advantage of natural human emotions of fear or...



Jamie Langham joins PFB team

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) is pleased to announce that Jamie 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...



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...



SecurLOCK Equip App, the power to protect is in the palm of your hand.

Planters Bank is committed to your account security, with additional protection for your Planters Bank debit card with SecurLock™ Equip. SecurLock™ Equip offers you the ability to control how, where, or when your debit card is used via your mobile device. You can turn your card on or off with the touch of a button. You can also set location-based controls, block international transactions, or set spending limits. You can receive alerts for transactions if you desire. SecurLock™ Equip...



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...



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...



PFB unveils upgrades to bankPFB.com

Planters First Bank (“PFB”) announced that it has recently upgraded its website, bankPFB.com. The newly upgraded website features many improvements, including the following: A vibrant and fresh new look Responsive design that is viewable on any device (desktop, phone or tablet) Easy navigation that allows our customers to better access our services Ability to access PFB’s newsletters and to have them delivered to your inbox Access to our blog...



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...



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