First Bank has announced a new President and Chief Operating Officer.
Charles H. “Charlie” Lewis IV was appointed to the post effective July 1.
“We are delighted to officially announce that Charlie has joined the First Bank family,” said James C. Covington, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Charlie’s success as a proven leader, combined with his extensive banking experience, commitment to building relationships and first-hand understanding of First Bank’s markets, uniquely qualifies him to guide us into the future. In addition, his commitment to our core values of customer focus, collaboration and community will allow him to work with the leadership of First Bank to formulate an exciting vision for the future. “
Lewis, graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in accounting, has spent the past 26 years at Trustmark National Bank, occupying a wide range of positions, including that of director of Liberty branch, investment banker, regional sales. Director, Commercial Lender, McComb Market President, Hattiesburg Market President and Regional President. Since 2019 he was Director of Corporate Retail Services for Trustmark, where he was responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of retail processes and products across the network of retail from Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida.