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Husband and Wife duo Strengthen FirstBank Mortgage’s Chattanooga Team

FEBRUARY 26, 2024

Local bank welcomes Derek Berry as Mortgage Banker and Saemi Berry as Mortgage Banking Assistant

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2024) – FirstBank Mortgage today announced Derek Berry has joined its Chattanooga office, serving as Mortgage Banker, alongside his wife Saemi Berry, who will serve as Mortgage Banking Assistant. In their new roles, the Berrys will work closely with clients, tailoring their approach to meet each individual’s unique mortgage needs.

“FirstBank’s commitment to local communities reflects my own values, as I also strive to put customers first and exceed their expectations,” said Berry. “Saemi and I look forward to this opportunity to work together and support other families in finding their dream home.”

With 23 years of mortgage experience, Derek Berry most recently served as a Mortgage Loan Originator at United Community Bank. He is a graduate of Lee University with a B.S. in Business Administration. 

“Derek’s extensive experience and invaluable knowledge of this market make him a strong asset to our mortgage division,” said Gabe Whitmer, Mortgage Banker & Area Manager. “We are thrilled to have the Berrys join our team as they continue serving in the community of Chattanooga.”

Mr. and Mrs. Berry moved to Chattanooga in 2009 and have two children. A true ‘family business,’ the Berrys enjoy spending time with each other while helping other families build better futures. 

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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