Nw trust officers appointed

Nw trust officers appointed

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 6:01 pm

First State Bank recently appointed Joe Brasher, Barry Matthews, and Jennifer Reavis as its new trust officers.
They will be responsible for administering estate settlement, custodial, fiduciary, escrow and trust management services throughout First State’s market area.  
Brasher is community bank president of First State Bank in Sharon. Brasher has been with First State for more than 23 years and has 37 years experience in providing financial services to individuals, farmers and small business customers and clients.
He is responsible for the bank’s Ag Services division and the Greenfield, Kenton and Sharon offices of First State Bank, while also working in trust services for several years. He can be reached by phone at (731) 456-2613.
Matthews is vice president of community relations and business development for First State along with his new position as a trust officer. He is located in Jackson and has been with First State since 2007 after serving 11 years as president and CEO of United Way of West Tennessee.
Matthews has a bachelor of science degree in business and a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Lambuth University in Jackson. He has passed the CPA exam and is currently completing a three-year trust professional development program through Cannon Financial Institute. He can be reached by phone at (731) 984-7924.
Ms. Reavis is senior vice president/chief deposit officer. She is located in Union City at the First State corporate office on West Washington Avenue.
She has been with First State for more than 30 years and is responsible for the overall management of deposits and non-lending bank products and services including profitability, formulation and adherence to strategic business goals, sales functions and management policies. She has worked with trust services for numerous years. She can be reached by phone at 886-8863.
“I am pleased to announce the new appointments of trust officers. This will allow us to expand our offerings of financial services to a wider area and will help us better serve our customers who need trust, executor and custodial services,” said John Clark, president and chief executive officer of First State Bank.
“First State provides comprehensive trust services that make planning and managing your assets easier,” Clark said.
“Whether your financial position is simple or complex, a First State trust allows you to address potential estate tax issues, direct the manner in which income and/or principal are distributed to beneficiaries and avoid the delays and expenses of public probate proceedings,”  Matthews said.
First State Bank has 27 full-service banking locations in 22 communities throughout West, Middle and East Tennessee.
It is owned by Community First Bancshares Inc., a holding company headquartered in Union City, which also operates a mortgage company, an insurance company, a specialized ag services division, an employee benefits division, investment services, a consumer finance company, and an indirect auto financing division at various locations across the state.

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