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Paul Craig Named FirstBank Director of Corporate Development

APRIL 20, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 16, 2015) – FirstBank has named Paul Craig director of corporate development, President and CEO Chris Holmes announced today. Craig, who has been with FirstBank since 2011, was previously a senior vice president in the commercial real estate group.

“Paul is the perfect choice to fill this newly created position,” Holmes said. “He has a proven background of success in both special assets and commercial real estate, and he brings strong business acumen and a valuable business perspective to this role. His knowledge of our markets and his well-rounded experience will be tremendous assets for our strategic initiatives.”

“As director of corporate development, Paul will lead the planning and execution of a wide range of special projects to meet our organizational objectives, and he will work closely with me to seize new opportunities we identify that will help us grow and improve our business,” Holmes said.

“FirstBank continues to be one of the strongest-performing banks of our size in the entire region, and I look forward to this new opportunity to contribute to our track record of success,” Craig said. “It’s exciting to work at a bank that has so much momentum and to be part of an amazing team of professionals.”

Prior to his roles with FirstBank, Craig worked in the real estate sector as chief operating officer at J&C Properties and president of Craig Development. He began his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen and later Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain. Craig received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from David Lipscomb University and has lived in the Nashville area for 29 years.

Craig is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He’s also active with the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. He resides in Brentwood with his wife and three children.


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