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First Farmers Names Jim Gardner Nashville President

April 4, 2017 – First Farmers recently announced Jim Gardner will serve as the bank’s Nashville President. In his new role, Gardner will oversee the implementation of the bank’s growth strategy into the Nashville/Davidson County market. In addition, Gardner will continue to serve as a commercial lender helping to develop the bank’s commercial and real estate portfolios in Davison County.

“We are pleased to announce Jim Gardner will serve as our new Nashville President.” said T. Randy Stevens, First Farmers Chairman and CEO. “Jim has strong ties to the community and is perfectly positioned to lead our expansion efforts in Davidson County. Jim’s leadership style and commitment to service will be a continued asset to our bank as we strengthen our presence in Nashville and across the region.”

Gardner joined First Farmers in 2015 as a Senior Commercial Relationship Manager. Prior to his time at First Farmers, he held a number of positions at Renasant Bank in Nashville, including Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender and Treasury Management Specialist. Gardner also worked in commercial lending with both the Bank of Nashville and SunTrust Bank.

“It’s a real honor to serve the bank and the community that I am proud to call home.” said Jim Gardner. “First Farmers has a rich history of serving families and businesses across Middle Tennessee and I look forward to leading our team as we continue our growth into the Nashville market.”

A graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University, Jim actively serves a number of organizations including the Economic Club of Nashville, Friends of the Arts at Belmont and the Hope Clinic for Women. Jim will be based out of First Farmers’ Green Hills office located at 4013 Hillsboro Circle

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