President, FirstBank Ventures
Wilburn “Wib” Evans serves as President of FirstBank Ventures and is responsible for the bank’s mortgage and investment functions, with a focus on developing and implementing fee strategies for FirstBank Mortgage Partners and FirstBank Investment Partners.
Wib has spent the majority of his career helping FirstBank grow into the state’s largest independent bank, and his institutional knowledge has proved invaluable as the bank has expanded its operational scope to serve an increasing customer base. He joined FirstBank in 1987 as Chief Financial Officer, a position that he held for almost 10 years before being promoted to Executive Vice President in 1996 and later to Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining FirstBank, Wib worked in Memphis as a certified public accountant with BDO Seidman. Wib is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He holds certificates from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University and the Tennessee School of Banking at Vanderbilt University.
Wib is an active member of Lexington’s civic and business communities, serving on the boards of directors of Henderson County CASA, Plateau Insurance Company and the Lexington Industrial Development Board. He also is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Tennessee Society of CPAs.
Originally from Parsons, Tennessee, Wib is an avid golfer, hunter and loves to cook.