Friday, 28 February 2020
First Freedom Sponsors Table at Cookeville Chamber Meeting
First Freedom sponsored a table at the 16th annual Cookeville-Putnam County chamber membership meeting on Tuesday, February 18th at the Leslie Town Center.
This year’s keynote speaks was Governor Bill Lee.
Pictured top row, left to right, is Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Officer Manager, J.B. Owens, CPA, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking, Bryan Sweet, Cookeville FSR Manager, and Gaile Paul, Algood Assistant Office Manager. Pictured bottom row, left to right, is Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking, Sarah Poss, Providence Office Manager and Marketing Officer, Donna Elrod, Vice President and Gainesboro Office Manager, and Kelly Emery, Cookeville Assistant Office Manager.
Posted on 02/28/2020 8:16 AM by Sarah Poss
Thursday, 20 February 2020
FFB Supports Lebanon Senior Citizens Valentine Banquet
First Freedom sponsored a table at the annual Lebanon Senior Citizen’s Valentine Banquet. This is one of the largest fundraisers for the Lebanon Senior Citizen’s Center and attendees not only enjoyed dinner, but also music, dancing, and door prizes.
Pictured from left to right is Jerry Vaught, Iva Vaught, Garrett Ortlepp, Tatum Ortlepp, Lebanon Personal Banker, Ramona Haskins, and Charles Haskins.
Posted on 02/20/2020 12:08 PM by Sarah Poss
Thursday, 13 February 2020
First Freedom Promotes Morris to Vice President
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.
Posted on 02/13/2020 5:02 PM by Sarah Poss
Monday, 10 February 2020
Sycamore Elementary Presents FFB with Certificate of Appreciation
Sycamore Elementary School presented First Freedom Bank with a Certificate of Appreciation as part of their National School Counseling week. National School Counseling Week runs the first full week of February each year with the intent to spotlight school counselors’ contributions to their students and their schools. Those who receive a Certificate of Appreciation do so because they have helped to promote a school’s counseling program.
First Freedom Bank is a proud member of Sycamore’s adopter program, and has been since the acquisition of the Cookeville office in 2016.
Pictured is from left to right is Allison Evans, Sycamore School Counselor, and Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager.
Posted on 02/10/2020 2:10 PM by Sarah Poss