Porter joined First Bank & Trust Company in 2019. He has a diverse background in the financial services industry for over 24 years and specializes in commercial lending. He currently sits on the board of directors of Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation and is an active Rotarian. Porter previously served as Chair of Business Enterprises of the United Way Charitable Committee Great Kingsport.

To help Porter in his new position, Tenesia Berry was promoted to branch operations supervisor for the bank kingsport location. In her new role, Berry will support business development efforts, community projects and customer support. She will also manage the branch support staff. Berry’s promotion comes after 12 years of dedicated service to the bank.

Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Northeast Tennessee, Hugh Ferguson, said, “Having the right people in key leadership positions for each region and each specific market is critical to our team’s efforts to continue to expand our services and engage our customers. kingsport, Bristol and Town of Johnson are all growth markets for First Bank & Trust. It was important for us to match this growth with appropriate leadership and personnel adjustments.”

In addition to the Porter and Berry promotions in kingsportby Ferguson Bristol the team is changing. Vicky Holbrook was promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager of from Bristol Volunteer Walk Location. Holbrook, who has over 30 years of banking experience, joined First Bank & Trust in March 2019 as Head of Branch Operations. She was previously attached to Bristol location, formerly located on State Street.

In Town of Johnson, an influx of applications for mortgages, refinances and home equity lines of credit dictated an expansion of the bank’s team. First Bank & Trust Company welcomes Tanya Collins at the bank Franklin State Location as a mortgage banker. Collins joins First Bank & Trust with a decade of banking experience, specializing in mortgages, private banking and retail banking. Collins’ responsibilities will include all types of residential mortgage programs, including purchase loans, refinances, renovation loans, construction loans and home equity lines of credit.

Andy PuckettSenior Vice President – Mortgage Division, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Tanya to our team. Her experience and dedication to providing clients with the right financial solutions is invaluable. I know our clients will love working with her. she.”

Collins is a member of the campaign cabinet for the United Way of Great Kingsport and a member of the kingsport home builders association. Collins resides at kingsport with her husband, Greg, and their two children, Brayden and Kayleigh.

About First Bank & Trust Company
First Bank & Trust Company, one of the leading community banks in the United Statesis a diversified financial services company with more than 30 offices in Southwest Virginia, Virginia. new river and the valleys of Shenandoah and Northeast Tennessee. The bank’s financial solutions include free checking products for personal and business accounts, savings accounts, money market and term accounts. Lending solutions are managed by the mortgage, agricultural and commercial lending divisions. Comprehensive wealth management solutions are available through First Trust & Wealth Management.

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