McKenzie Promoted To FirstBank City President For Chattanooga Area

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

FirstBank announces the promotion of Jim McKenzie to City President for the Chattanooga area, responsible for overseeing the bank’s growing operations in Hamilton and Rhea County.  He has been with FirstBank since 2009, serving as the Commercial Relationship Manager.  He succeeded in his previous role while always promoting FirstBank’s mission in the community.  As City President, Jim will lead this important market to achieve strategic growth goals in this area.

“Jim is an experienced banker who has strong ties to the Chattanooga market.  Jim is committed to delivering the FirstBank value proposition:  inspired associates empowered to deliver distinctive customer service and tailored financial solutions to our clients,” said Allen Oakley, FirstBank’s Middle Tennessee president.

Mr. McKenzie, a University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate, served on the St. Peter’s Episcopal School Board for six years and is currently on The Baylor School Parent Alumni Board. 

Mr. McKenzie is a Chattanooga native and has over 13 years combined banking experience.  For a number of years he was the Vice President of a large, well known family business in the Chattanooga community. 


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