Tuesday, 24 September 2019
FFB Hosts Booth at Cookeville Fall Bizapalooza
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First Freedom hosted a booth at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Bizapalooza. It was held at the Leslie Town Center on Thursday, September 12th.

The Bizapalooza is a bi-annual event organized to provide local business with a networking opportunity.

Pictured from left to right, front row, is Kaitlyn Kovalchik, Cookeville FSR, Abby Hernandez, Cookeville FSR, Breanna Bilbrey, Cookeville FSR, Gaile Paul, Algood Personal Banker and Assistant Manager. Pictured from left to right, top row, is Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, Bryan Sweet Cookeville FSR Manager, and Kelly Emery, Cookeville Personal Banker and Assistant Manager. 

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Posted on 09/24/2019 2:37 PM by Sarah Poss
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Monday, 23 September 2019
First Freedom Promotes Jennings and Worley
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First Freedom Bank is proud to announce promotions for two of its staff members. Rebecca Jennings has been promoted to Bank Officer – Credit Analyst and Tucker Worley has been promoted to Bank Officer – Relationship Manager.

                                                      Rebecca Jennings

Jennings began with First Freedom in July of 2017 and interned as a Financial Services Representative before moving to full-time status in May of 2018. She has spent her time with the bank in the financial, retail, and commercial divisions and most recently served as a commercial credit analyst.

Jennings graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.B.A in Accounting from Cumberland University while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. While at Cumberland, she was recognized with the Most Outstanding Performance Award in Accounting and the Outstanding Intern Award from the Office of Career Services and Internships. She was also a member of several prestigious academic honor societies such as Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Mu Delta and Alpha Chi. Jennings served as Treasurer of the College Republicans Club and was a member of Campus Ministry International.  

“Rebecca Jennings is an outstanding person with a tremendous future at First Freedom,” remarked John Lancaster, Chairman and CEO of the company. “We are excited that she has chosen First Freedom as her home and we look forward to her bright future with our company.” 

Jennings is a native of Highland Lakes, New Jersey, but she now resides in Lebanon with her husband Christian. They are members of Grace United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet.

                                                  Tucker Worley

Worley was employed with First Freedom as an intern in summer of 2017 before becoming a full-time employee later that year. Since joining with the bank, he has worked in both the commercial and retail divisions. He has most recently been working in the mortgage department as a Relationship Specialist. With this promotion, he will relocate to the Mt. Juliet Office on Lebanon Road and will be offering mortgage, personal, and small business loans to the community.   

Worley is a 2017 graduate of Freed-Hardeman University where he earned his B.B.A in Accounting. He currently serves as the Head Coach of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ’s Boys Highschool Basketball Team. He is also an active member of the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce where he is the Co-Chair of the Mt. Juliet Young Professionals Group.

“Tucker loves Wilson County and relishes opportunities to be involved, particularly in Mt. Juliet,” commented Lancaster.  “He has a unique ability and strong desire to connect with individuals and aid them in pursuing their financial dreams.  We are honored to have him on the First Freedom team.”

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Worley currently resides in Mt. Juliet. He is a member of the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ.

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.

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Posted on 09/23/2019 12:17 PM by Sarah Poss
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Thursday, 19 September 2019
First Freedom Attends TTU Career Fairs
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First Freedom attended two of Tennessee Tech University’s (TTU) fall career fairs. The first fair, held on September 10th, was targeted toward students looking for part-time positions and was open to all students and all majors. The second fair was held on September 17th and was the Business, Agriculture, Government, and Human Ecology Fair and was also open to all students and all majors.

TTU hosts its career fairs for students to network with local businesses and to maximize their career opportunities.

Pictured from left to right is Sarah Poss, Providence Office Manager and Marketing Officer, with Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking at the Business, Agriculture, Government, and Human Ecology Fair.

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Posted on 09/19/2019 7:45 AM by Sarah Poss
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