Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Stacey Crockett Joins First Freedom Bank
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Stacey Crockett has joined First Freedom Bank as a Mortgage Administration Officer, announced John Lancaster, Chairman and CEO.  

Crockett has significant experience in the mortgage world, having previously served as a Secondary Market Specialist and Shipping Specialist at a regional bank for 13 years. Additionally, she has completed specialized courses and training specifically targeted to the mortgage industry.

“Stacey Crockett is a great fit for First Freedom,” stated John Lancaster, First Freedom’s CEO.  “She has significant experience in the complex mortgage world and, above all, she is dedicated to the high level of service we practice here at First Freedom.  We are very pleased to welcome her to the team.”

Crockett is a familiar face in Wilson County. She is a graduate of Mount Juliet High School and her family owns and operates a local excavation company. She is also involved with the Keith Edmonds Foundation, an organization that strives to help and empower child abuse victims.

Currently Crockett resides in Mt. Juliet.  She and her husband Ben have three children: Mark, Grace, and William. 

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.

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Posted on 11/26/2019 9:25 AM by Sarah Poss
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Monday, 25 November 2019
FFB Joins Chamber Women's Luncheon
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Kelly Emery, Cookeville Assistant Manager, and Gaile Paul, Algood Assistant Manager, attended the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Women’s Luncheon. Booth Andrews was the keynote speaker and the topic was Workplace Burnout Prevention and Recovery.

Pictured from left to right is Kelly Emery, Booth Andrews, and Gaile Paul.

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Posted on 11/25/2019 12:09 PM by Sarah Poss
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Monday, 25 November 2019
Ryan Woodall Joins First Freedom Bank
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Ryan Woodall has joined First Freedom Bank as Bank Officer - Relationship Manager in the bank’s Lebanon office, announced John Lancaster, Chairman and CEO.

“Ryan Woodall is an outstanding individual whom I have known for some ten years,” stated Lancaster.  His character, personality, personal experiences and his professional education all culminate to shape an outstanding community banker.  We are honored he has chosen First Freedom as his home and we look forward to watching him grow in his career.”   

Woodall brings with him more than two years of comprehensive banking experience, which includes a management training program and experience in both mortgage and retail banking.  He has been involved in opening a retail banking office in a new community and most recently served as an Assistant Office Manager for a regional bank in Williamson County. 

A native of Lebanon, Woodall is a Friendship Christian School alum and earned his B.S. in Political Science from Tennessee Tech University in 2015.  He furthered his education by earning his MBA from Cumberland University in 2017 while working full time.  While attending Tech, he was a member of Gamm Beta Phi Honor Society and the Outdoor Club.

Woodall resides in Lebanon with his wife, Mary, who is affiliated with the Lebanon Special School District.    

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.

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Posted on 11/25/2019 9:22 AM by Sarah Poss
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Wednesday, 13 November 2019
FFB Mortgage Team Hosts Booth at EMTAR Expo
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First Freedom hosted a booth at the annual Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (EMTAR) Expo on October 23rd. This year’s theme was “Nightmare on EMTAR Street,” and many attendees dressed in costume and decorated their booths.

EMTAR is a chartered member of the National Association of Realtors that works to protect property owner’s rights and stimulate professional development and education.

Pictured from left to right is Stacey Crockett, Mortgage Administration Officer, Nicole Frank, Mortgage Origination Officer, and Tucker Worley, Relationship Manager and Bank Officer.

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Posted on 11/13/2019 7:57 AM by Sarah Poss
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Wednesday, 6 November 2019
FFB Supports Jackson Co. Farmers Awards Banquet
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First Freedom joined the Jackson County Soil Conservation District (SCD) at their annual Farmers Awards Banquet on October 24, 2019. The awards banquet is held to celebrate conservation work and spotlight farmers, landowners, and students. 

Pictured is Teola Ragland, Gainesboro Personal Banker, with Andrew Grey, his wife Shonda, and their kids. Andrew was awarded Farmer of the Year at the banquet.

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Posted on 11/06/2019 8:24 AM by Sarah Poss
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