First Community Bank has named a new chief deposit officer. Brian Emison has been promoted to the role at the Batesville-headquartered bank.
As the chief deposit officer, Emison will be heading up the bank’s deposit strategy development.
“My goal for this position is to bring a strategic focus and excitement to the overall deposit area of the bank,” Emison said in a statement. “At First Community Bank, we have always prided ourselves on having the banking tools of the big banks but still remaining a community focused bank that knows our customers by name. We want to continue our growth with that same foundation. A large portion of our deposit growth and retention strategy is the use of analytics to better serve our existing customers and reach our neighbors.”
“Deposit growth is one of our most important strategic priorities,” Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank, said. “At his core, Emison has an entrepreneurial mindset with a community banking heart. He has an enthusiasm that is contagious, and I believe he will excel in this position.”
Most recently, Emison served as the senior vice president of retail banking for First Community Bank. He also served as the company’s vice president of retail operations. Prior to joining First Community Bank in 2013, he served as a branch manager for Liberty Bank of Arkansas.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Brian for many years. He was one of the original team members hired for the Jonesboro region, and we have grown close and seen a tremendous amount of growth since those early days,” said Allen Williams, market president of the Jonesboro region. “Brian’s drive and work ethic are unparalleled; he has a wealth of banking knowledge and an outgoing personality that endears him to customers and co-workers alike. The great successes and growth of our Jonesboro region are due in no small part to Brian’s efforts, and I look forward to seeing the impact that his ambition and enthusiasm will bring to other markets.”