JANUARY 10, 2022
NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: ALTON B. LEWIS, CEO AND ERIC J. DOSCH, CFO 985.375.0350/985.375.0308
As FGB moves into the Mideast Market, they recruit experienced, successful team
HAMMOND, LA, January 10, 2022 – First Guaranty Bank welcomes a very experienced team to lead their new Mideast market located in Kentucky and West Virginia. The move into the Mideastern part of the United States is a natural progression as the bank already has ties there. Marshall T. Reynolds, the Chairman of the Board is a lifelong resident of Huntington, WV. Additionally, the loan opportunities complement the way the bank does business in its other markets. Alton Lewis, President & CEO of First Guaranty Bank says, “We are a true community bank; we lend to people, not numbers. With this knowledgeable team in place, we can continue to lend in the way we know how and give our customers the top-notch service they deserve.”
At the helm of this team is Mike Mineer, a 32-year banking veteran, formerly President & CEO at Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust. Mike is now FGB’s Mideast Market President who brings with him a team of 12 community bankers to build the bank’s presence in the new market. The employees joining the Kentucky team are Daniel Pack, Regional Manager; Jane Muehlbauer, Lender; Marty Cole, Lender; Ammon Cooper, Lender; and Adam Christy, Mortgage Loan Processor. The employees joining the West Virginia team are Samuel Gallo, Regional Manager; Jason Turner, Lender; Chris Parr, Lender; Craig Hriblan, Lender; Lisa Musgrave, Lender and Treasury Management; Lisa Blackwell, Loan Processor II; and Diana Kinder, Loan Processing Supervisor.
Mike states, “We are humbled by the opportunity to assimilate into First Guaranty Bank. The team and I can hit the ground running and help the communities and the company quickly. This team has shared values and a strong work ethic; we are ready to do business.”
“I look forward to watching this team grow. They know each other and their communities best. I have no doubt they will be successful,” Lewis states.
About First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.
First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for First Guaranty Bank, a Louisiana state-chartered bank. Founded in 1934, First Guaranty Bank offers a wide range of financial services and focuses on building client relationships and providing exceptional customer service. First Guaranty Bank currently operates thirty-six locations throughout Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky and West Virginia. The Company’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol FGBI. For more information, visit www.fgb.net
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