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FirstBank Welcomes Richard Burchfield as Senior HR Business Partner

FEBRUARY 13, 2024

Longtime East Tennessee resident strengthens community bank’s HR team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2024) – FirstBank today announced that Richard Burchfield has joined its HR team, serving as Senior Human Resources Business Partner. Based out of the Knoxville office, Burchfield will be responsible for supporting FirstBank’s East Region, the manufactured housing sector and other corporate departments in Nashville. 

“FirstBank’s commitment to putting people first resonates with me, and I look forward to joining an environment where employees thrive,” said Burchfield. “Being part of a team that values collaboration, innovation, and excellence is key to shaping a workplace that not only supports its people but also delivers exceptional customer service.”

Burchfield has two decades of HR experience and plans to leverage his expertise in people management, strategic planning and organizational development for his new role in the financial sector.

“We are excited to have Richard join our team, as his values align with FirstBank’s local approach to banking,” said Mark Hickman, Chief Human Resources Officer. “With extensive HR experience across various industries, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge that will allow him to have a positive impact on our customer-centric work culture.”

Originally from Hendersonville, Burchfield received his bachelor’s degree from Maryville College and has lived in East Tennessee since. In his spare time, Burchfield enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and supporting their local school system, Maryville City Schools. 

About FirstBank 

FirstBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), has approximately $12.6 billion in total assets, ranking it in the top 3% of all U.S. commercial banks. Since 1906, local banking has remained at the forefront of FirstBank’s approach to serving businesses, families, and individuals within the communities it calls home. FirstBank is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and has 81 full-service branches across Tennessee, South Central Kentucky, Alabama and North Georgia along with mortgage offices throughout the Southeast.


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