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First Sentinel Bank Employee of the Month Winner

Please join us in congratulating our employee of the month winner Stephen Janning. Stephen was nominated by his coworkers to be the recipient of the July award.

Kevin Davis-Financial Advisor

April 29, 2014 - Senior Management and the Board of Directors are proud to announce that Kevin Davis is now a Certified Financial Planner(CFP).  This certification puts First Sentinel Financial Services in the top tier among financial service providers. A CFP professional must take extensive exams in the areas of financial planning, taxes, insurance, estate planning and retirement. Attaining the CFP designation takes experience and a substantial amount of work. CFP professionals must also complete continuing education programs each year to maintain their certification status. This is a prestigious credential that enhances the value and credibility of a financial professional. A tremendous amount of hard work and dedication went into this achievement by Kevin, so please join us in congratulating him on his important accomplishment!

October 21, 2013 - The Board of Directors of First Regions Bancshares, is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin Davis as Financial Advisor for First Sentinel Financial Services.  Mr. Davis will be responsible for researching all retail investment products and providers available and providing unbiased recommendations to meet our customer’s financial needs.  He will also evaluate the marketplace and recommend strategies clients can use to achieve their financial goals and objectives, including specific recommendations in such areas as wealth management, retirement, insurance coverage, and investment planning.

Kevin has over 15 years experience in investment services in Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia. He currently lives in Princeton, WV with his wife, Jeena, and son, Kaleb.  Mr. Davis attended Spanishburg High School and WVU Tech.  Please join us in wishing Kevin great success in his new role with First Sentinel Bank.

“We are excited to have Mr. Davis join our team of professionals.” said John Thompson, President, First Sentinel Bank “Kevin brings with him over 15 years experience in this industry and we feel he will provide a tremendous benefit to the customer’s in our footprint.”

First Sentinel Bank

Since its original charter in 1978, First Sentinel Bank has grown into one of the leading community banks in the area with 5 offices in Russell and Tazewell Counties as well as loan production offices in Princeton, WV and Wytheville, VA. With a strong dedication to providing for the needs of the community, First Sentinel Bank strives to be a bank that consumers and businesses can trust and depend on.

You may visit Kevin Davis at our Princeton office located at 1299 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV or contact him by phone: 276-963-3000, ext. 611 or by email at   

Going Green Promotion

Rick Worley, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Bluefield Office presented an IPad mini to Adam Cox. Mr. Cox was the winner of the drawing of our “GOING GREEN” promotion for switching to electronic statements from paper statements.

New President

The Board of Directors of First Regions Bancshares, is proud to announce the promotion of John C. Thompson as President of First Sentinel Bank.

John has over 10 years of banking experience in Southwest Virginia. He is a Bland County, VA native and attended Bland High School as well as Concord University.  Mr. Thompson currently resides in Bland, VA with his wife Leslie and their two children: Brady and Bailee. 

“John has been with the bank for over four years and has been an integral part of our success during this time.” said Bob Buchanan, CEO, First Sentinel Bank “John has proven himself as a successful leader in his current role and we see this promotion as a win-win for John as well as the bank.”