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FirstBank general counsel to retire

JANUARY 08, 2019

On the Move: 8 January 2019

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FirstBank general counsel to retire

Veteran Nashville attorney Will Martin will retire from his position as in-house general counsel for FirstBank and its parent holding company, FB Financial Corp., on Jan. 15.

Martin joined FirstBank in 2007. Since then, FirstBank underwent an initial public offering (in 2016) and three major acquisitions, according to a press release.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, Martin became a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis and later co-founded the law firm of Harwell Barr Martin & Sloan, later known as Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner. He currently is on the board of directors for the Ocean Conservancy in Washington, D.C., and previously served on the board of the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.

Locally, Martin is a board member and former chairman of The Maddox Charitable Fund, serves on the board of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, is former chairman of the Tennessee Conservation Commission and is a former chairman and board member of Friends of Warner Park.

“Will Martin has been an invaluable member of our FirstBank family for almost 12 years, and we are really going to miss him,” FirstBank Executive Chairman Jim Ayers said in the release. “Will is the consummate professional, and he has provided our management and our board with insightful counsel, especially in connection with the milestone events of the recent past.”


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