BAINBRIDGE, Ga., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — First Port City Bank, today announced that Nancy Jernigan was promoted to director of credit and Durand Childer promoted to Chief Banking Officer, effective February 1, 2022.

“We are pleased to announce these promotions from Nancy and Durand; each one is well deserved,” said Scott Ewing, Chairman and CEO. “These promotions provide First Port City Bank with a stronger and more efficient management structure, positioning the bank for future growth in our two Georgia and Florida markets.”

Nancy joined First Port City Bank in 2015, as Director of Loans. She got her BBA from University of Central Arkansasgraduated with honors with honors from Georgia Banking School and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking @ USL. With 40 years of banking experience, Nancy is very active in the southwest Georgia community serving on the board of the Community Foundation of southwestern georgia advice

Seminole County Library Board, Southwest Georgia Regional Library Board, Donaldsonville-Seminole County Industrial Development Board. In addition, she is an active member of the Donaldsonville Lions Club, the Donaldsonville Woman’s Club and sits on the finance committee of the Friendship United Methodist Church.

Durand joined First Port City Bank in 2019, serving as President of the Florida Banking Division. He earned his AB in Speech from University of Georgiawhile graduating from the Tennessee School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking @ USL. Getting into her 29and year in the banking sector, Durand continues to maintain an active role in the north Florida community. Historically, he has held numerous positions including the Nassau County Economic Development Authority, the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation, the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, Babe Ruth League and Amelia Island Youth Soccer.

Founded in 1974, First Port City Bank is a $400 million community bank, offering a full range of financial services through 5 full-service banking offices in Bainbridge and Donaldsonville, Georgiaand Christmas and Fernandina Beach, Florida. First Port City Bank is consistently ranked among the top community banks in the country and was recently voted “Best Bank”, “Best Financial Services”, “Best Customer Service”, “Best Mortgage Lender” and “Best Place to Work”. For more information, visit www.firstportcity.com. FDIC Member and Equal Housing Lender. Follow FPCB on Twitter @portcity_bank, Instagram #firstportcitybank, Facebook @firstportcity, LinkedIn @First Port City Bank.

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