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First Service Bank Announces Promotion of Julie Chambers to CFO and SVP of Government Guaranteed Lending

First Service Bank Announces Promotion of Julie Chambers to CFO and SVP of Government Guaranteed Lending

GREENBRIER, AR – First Service Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Chambers to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Government Guaranteed Lending. In her new role, Julie will lead the guaranteed lending team and the accounting team, oversee financial activities, and drive innovation to serve the bank's customers better.

Julie Chambers has been an integral part of the First Service Bank family for 14 years, holding various roles within the organization, including Administrative Officer, Credit Analyst, Loan Operations Manager, and VP of Loan Operations. Most recently, Julie served as SVP of Government Guaranteed Lending, where she played a key role in growing the government guaranteed loan portfolio to help customers achieve their farm and business goals.

As CFO and SVP of Government Guaranteed Lending, Julie will continue to lead the guaranteed lending team and work to expand the government guaranteed loan portfolio further. Her responsibilities will also encompass supporting a team of expert accountants, directing and overseeing the bank's financial activities, and seeking new products and services to benefit customers. Additionally, she will take charge of budgeting and financial reporting.

Tom Grumbles, CEO and President of First Service Bank, commented on Julie's promotion: "We are thrilled to announce Julie Chambers as our new CFO and SVP of Government Guaranteed Lending. Julie's 14-year tenure with First Service Bank is a testament to her dedication and contributions to our organization. Her extensive financial knowledge and leadership skills make her the ideal candidate to drive our financial strategy and oversee the growth of our government guaranteed loan portfolio. We look forward to her continued success in this expanded role."

Julie Chambers, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of the Ozarks (graduated Magna Cum Laude) and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Central Arkansas, is proud to be a part of First Service Bank's tight-knit team. Her favorite aspect of the bank is the people and the family atmosphere it fosters. She expressed her gratitude, stating, "We have the best team around, a team that rallies around one another. We have been voted as Arkansas Business Best Places to Work four years in a row, and I truly believe our people and that family atmosphere are the reasons for that success." A native of Prim (Cleburne County), she lives in Greenbrier with her husband, Jack, and their three daughters, Macy, Isabella and Amelia.

In her new position, Julie aims to create efficiencies within the accounting and government guaranteed lending team workflows while seeking innovative products and services to offer customers. She views this opportunity as a way to use her extensive banking experience and financial knowledge to drive growth and enhance efficiencies bank-wide.

Julie also recognizes the importance of First Service Bank's commitment to the community. She highlighted the bank's support for military veterans through Operation Red, White, and Brave, which assists veterans in the communities they serve. As the granddaughter of two veterans, Julie profoundly appreciates the support this program offers to veterans and their families.

Julie Chambers' promotion reflects First Service Bank's dedication to recognizing and promoting talent from within the organization. Her leadership and commitment to the bank's mission make her a valuable asset to the FSB team.

First Service Bank is a community-focused financial institution that provides exceptional banking services to its customers. With a solid commitment to community impact and customer satisfaction, First Service Bank, with its headquarters in Faulkner County, has been in operation for more than 60 years and has locations in Clinton, Conway, Dermott, Flippin, Greenbrier, Little Rock, Mountain View, Shirley, Yellville, and coming soon to Maumelle. For more information, visit  #firstservicestrong