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Jason Redd Joins First Farmers as Chief Audit Officer

COLUMBIA, Tenn. Jason R. Redd has joined First Farmers and Merchants Bank, a community bank with 22 full-service locations in eight Middle Tennessee counties, as chief audit officer. In this role, Redd is responsible for First Farmers’ financial, operational, and compliance audits and overseeing the bank’s information security and vendor risk management responsibilities. He will manage First Farmers’ internal audit plan assessing the effectiveness of internal controls, and he will manage the internal audit department.

“Jason will play a key role in First Farmers’ future growth, leveraging his expertise to lead critical functions related to service, operations, compliance, and security,” said T. Randy Stevens, Chairman and CEO of First Farmers. “We value his extensive knowledge and management experience gained over the past 26 years in banking, audit, and accounting leadership roles.”

Redd was most recently chief financial officer at Southern Community Bank. He has worked in management roles at Birmingham, Ala.-based Colonial Properties Trust, Superior Bank, and Aramark Uniform Services.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His certifications and professional designations include: certified public accountant (CPA), chartered global management accountant (CGMA), certified information technology professional (CITP), and certified community bank technology officer (CCBTO).

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