Tuesday, 18 December 2018
First Freedom Sponsors First Responders Christmas Breakfast

First Freedom was a sponsor of the fourth annual Christmas Breakfast and Appreciation Program for all leaders of the Wilson County first responders.

The event was hosted by Rehab 23 and took place at the Lebanon Country Club on December 12th. This year’s guest speaker was Chief Buck Dozier (retired) of the Nashville Fire Department and current President of Box 55.

Pictured: front row, from left to right is Chief Lance Howell, Wilson County Sheriff and Rehab 23 Board Member, Bob Pergler, Operations Officer, Rehab 23, Scott Lorden, President, Rehab 23, Jennifer Porth, General Counsel, Rehab 23, Linn Yeager, Vice President, Rehab 23. Back row, from left to right is Kenny Beavers, First Freedom Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking, Natalie Stark, First Freedom Assistant Vice President and Providence Office Manager, and Wayne Hudspath, Board Member, Rehab 23. All Rehab 23 members pictured are also on the Board of Directors for the organization.

Posted on 12/18/2018 3:57 PM by Sarah Poss
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Natalie Stark Joins First Freedom Bank

Natalie Stark has joined First Freedom Bank as the Providence Office Manager, announced John Lancaster, Chairman and CEO.

Stark’s considerable experience in the banking world makes her a perfect fit for First Freedom Bank. After earning her BA in Marketing/Management from Marietta College in 1987, she began her 26-year career with Fifth Third Bank where she would become a Banking Center Manager and later a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer.  She was a member of the bank’s Presidents Circle for her outstanding achievements and served as a mentor to new hire mortgage loan officers.      

“We are very pleased to be associated with Natalie Stark,” said Lancaster, “her depth of banking and mortgage knowledge will be of great assistance to our customers and employees.”  

A native of Pomeroy, Ohio, Stark moved to Columbus, Ohio after completing college and lived there until relocating to Tennessee in 2017. She currently resides in Old Hickory with her husband, Ken. They have one daughter, Alexandra.

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 $460 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.



Posted on 12/12/2018 12:40 PM by Sarah Poss
Friday, 7 December 2018
First Freedom Joins Sycamore Elementary Great Shake Event

First Freedom’s Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, participated in Sycamore Elementary School’s annual Great Shake Event. Attended by nearly sixty fourth-graders, this event strives to foster professional communication skills. The students introduce themselves, shake hands and have brief conversations with their guests.

Pictured is Ladell Medley with other Great Shake attendees. 

Posted on 12/07/2018 2:20 PM by Sarah Poss
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
First Freedom Food Drive

First Freedom organized a food drive for its second year in a row. There was 451 pounds of food collected and donated to local organizations. 
Pictured from left to right is Keleigh Carnes, Providence FSR Manager, and Kaitlin Wattenbarger, Providence Personal Banker, posing with some of their office’s collected food. 

Posted on 12/04/2018 4:31 PM by Sarah Poss
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