First State welcomes Jerod Howell to the team

First State welcomes Jerod Howell to the team

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:01 pm

MARTIN – First State welcomes Jerod Howell as the website business manager.  Howell will be located in the First State office in  Martin located at 106 University Street.  First State offers banking, finance, insurance, and investments through this office.  As a member of First State, Howell will be responsible for the development and management of the website. Howell graduated from Jackson State with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science.  He went on to UT-Martin and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in operations management.  While attending school, Howell worked for Weakley County Schools as a network administrator and computer technician.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, he began working for Goodyear Tire and Rubber as a network systems analyst.  He has been involved with a computer business where he has responsibilities ranging from computer sales and repair to website design and online marketing.  “I am very pleased to have Jerod join the First State team.  We wish to enhance and grow our ability to effectively serve our customers and community through online channels,” said director of marketing, Mitsie Witherspoon.  “He has the background and experience to support the technical and business aspects of this challenge. Uniquely, he also has the experience of managing and serving through his own business, so he understands the importance of serving and effectively communicating to customers.  I look forward to providing some improved and new online experiences for our customers and communities under Jerod’s leadership.”
“I’m very excited to build my career with First State.  They have a strong history of serving this community and I am proud to be a part of it,” said Howell.  “First State is a company that helps to make people’s lives better with the different products and services that they offer. They are so much more than a bank. They offer help for not only your banking needs but also your mortgage, finance, insurance, and investment needs.”
First State Bank has 27 full-service banking locations in 22 communities throughout West and Middle Tennessee.  It is owned by Community First Bancshares Inc., a holding company headquartered in Union City, TN, 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.
The banking company currently has assets totaling over $1.5 billion. The banking company has offices in the communities of Davidson, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Henderson, Knox, Madison, Obion, Robertson, Shelby, Sumner, Tipton, and Weakley Counties in Tennessee.  Its metropolitan markets include Collierville, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Jackson, Knoxville, and Nashville.    

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