News & Press Releases
First Sentinel Bank Employee of the Month Winner
Please join us in congratulating our employee of the month winner Marie Ball. Marie was nominated by her coworkers to be the recipient of the November award.
John C. Thompson-President and CEO
Richlands, VA, September 18, 2015 – The Board of Directors of First Regions Bancshares, is proud to announce that John C. Thompson, current President, will become Chief Executive Officer and President effective October 2, 2015.
Thompson will succeed J. Robert Buchanan, who informed the board of his intention to retire earlier this month. Buchanan has served as CEO since 2008. His career included 43 years of combined service at First Sentinel Bank and other financial institutions.
Executive Chairman George W. McCall III said that the succession provides continuity of leadership and leverages the extensive experience of Thompson in leading all operating units of the Bank. McCall said, "John is the ideal choice, and the Bank is well-positioned for future growth. He has proven his leadership within the organization and has been an integral part of the banks success during his time here."
McCall also said, "We thank Mr. Buchanan for all he has done for First Sentinel during his time with the bank, particularly in helping to navigate events during the financial crisis that occurred early in his tenure."
"I am honored to lead such a great company that is positioned to grow, with dedicated employees who are committed to meeting our customer needs every day," said Thompson.
Thompson joined First Sentinel in 2008 as the Chief Credit Officer. He was named President in 2012. John currently resides in Bland, VA with his wife, Leslie, and their three children, Brady, Bailee and Brynlee.
First Sentinel Bank
Since its original charter in 1978, First Sentinel Bank has grown into one of the leading community banks including a full array of financial services. Our footprint consists of six full service branches in Russell, Tazewell and Wythe Counties as well as loan production offices in Princeton, WV and Abingdon, VA. With a strong dedication to providing for the needs of the community, First Sentinel Bank will strive to be a bank that individuals and all businesses can trust and depend on.
You may visit John Thompson at our office located at 315 Railroad Avenue, Richlands, VA, or contact him by phone: 276-963-0836 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.com.
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.