Laura Morris has been promoted to Vice President, announced John Lancaster, Chairman and CEO. Morris will continue to manage and oversee all aspects of the Loan Operations Department.
“Laura has earned every ounce of this promotion. We are excited about her management and the future of our Loan Operations Department. She is a great example of our intent to promote from within and we are pleased to honor her in this way,” stated Lancaster.
Morris started with First Freedom in November of 2011 as a Financial Services Representative in the Mt. Juliet office. As a result of her interest in loans and background in accounting, she was promoted to Loan Operations in December 2012. In 2016, Morris was promoted to Loan Operations Supervisor and in 2017, she was elevated to Operations Officer and Manager. In 2018, Morris was promoted to Assistant Vice President with full authority of managing the Loan Operations department.
Morris has been in the banking industry for 31 years. She holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from Everest College. Originally from Portland, Tennessee, Morris resides in Old Hickory. She has one son, Spencer, and is the grandmother to three grandchildren with another due in April.
First Freedom Bank, headquartered in Wilson County, was established in 2006. A full service, community bank, First Freedom Bank offers personal and commercial banking services from six locations in Wilson, Putnam and Jackson Counties, and has approximately 70 employees. First Freedom Bank has assets in excess of $480 million and is owned by more than 1,100 shareholders throughout Middle Tennessee. First Freedom Bank is member of the Better Business Bureau, an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additionally, First Freedom has earned the prestigious Five Star rating by Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm.