“We’re delighted to welcome our new members to the FNB financial team,” said Don Belew, President and CEO. "They will each play a unique role in the continued growth and success of our Bank.”
John Noland – Chief Credit Officer
John Noland brings nearly forty years of banking experience to his position of Chief Credit Officer with First National Bank. After obtaining his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Alabama, he began his banking career as an Assistant Branch Manager with Third National Bank, now SunTrust, in Nashville, TN. Noland joined National Bank of Commerce in Birmingham, AL in 1979. He served in various positions including Branch Manager, Credit Department Manager and Vice President during his twelve-year tenure with the bank.
In 1991, he joined Regions Financial Corporation, and served as Vice President, Loan Review Officer and Director of Loan Risk Management until becoming the Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Superior Bank in Blountsville, AL in 2004. Prior to joining First National, Noland served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of New South Federal Savings Bank in Birmingham, AL (2007-2010) and First Advantage Bank in Clarksville, TN (2010-2013).
Susan Bowerman – Auditor
Susan Bowerman brings over thirty years of banking experience to her position of Auditor with First National Bank. She began her career in 1981 with Citizens Bank of Talladega, which would eventually become PNC Bank through several mergers. She held many positions throughout her tenure with these companies: Loan Operations/Administrative Assistant (Citizens Bank of Talladega, 1981-1992), Data Processing Manager and Consumer Loan Officer (Citizens Bank of Talladega, 1993-1997), Compliance Officer and Sales Manager (First Citizens Bank, 1998-2004), Loan Compliance and Fair Lending Officer (First American Bank, 2005-2008), Operational Risk Advisor for the Southeastern States (Royal Bank of Canada, 2008-2012), and Loss Prevention Associate for the Birmingham East and Middle Georgia Regions (PNC Bank 2012-2013).
She served as Assistant Vice President from 1993 to 1997 and Vice President from 1998 to 2008.
Bowerman attended Jacksonville State University and is a University of South Alabama Banking School graduate.
Debbie Kitchin – Senior Customer Service Representative
Debbie Kitchin brings thirty years of banking experience to her position of Senior Customer Service Representative with First National Bank. In the past, Kitchin has worked in the Calhoun County and St. Clair County markets with multiple corporate banks. She is a graduate of Gadsden State Community College and the University of South Alabama Banking School. She is a resident of Lincoln and actively volunteers in the community, specifically with the Chamber of Commerce.
Kitchin will focus primarily on assisting businesses with the ever-changing landscape of business banking. Utilizing the cutting-edge technology FNB has invested in over the last several years, she will help area businesses understand the options they have available to help save money and provide better service to their customers.