1st Volunteer Bank Adds New Bankers

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

First Volunteer Bank announced that Meridith Dean, Heath Parham and Dylan Paris have joined the Bank. Ms. Dean has assumed the role of market leader for the Shallowford Branch; Mr. Parham is the new market leader for the Fort Oglethorpe Branch; and Mr. Paris has been tapped as a new commercial banker.

“I am excited to make these announcements,” said Patti W. Steele, president and CEO for First Volunteer. “Between the three they have almost 40 years of banking and financial experience that will benefit our customers.”

Ms. Dean most recently served as branch team leader for a regional bank. She has been taking care of her banking customers for more than 20 years.  She and her family call Hixson home.

Mr. Parham joins First Volunteer from Springleaf Financial Services where he served as the branch manager for eight years. When he’s not helping his customers with their banking needs, he enjoys coaching select soccer for the East Ridge Futbol Club and the wrestling team for the East Ridge Recreation League.  He presently serves on the board of directors for the East Ridge Futbol Club. He and his family reside in Ringgold.

Mr. Paris most recently served as a commercial banker at another Chattanooga-based community bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Carson Newman College.  He enjoys golf, football and baseball.  He and his family reside in Ringgold.



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