FLNB elects directors, announces promotions

The First Liberty National Bank Board of Directors includes (standing, left to right) Advising Director Jerry Ursprung, Paul Henry, Ed Norwood, Kelly D. Stretcher, Charles Wiggins, Board Chairman Charles McGuire, Matthew Harris, Ed Pickett, Guy L. Harris; (seated) Joan Jeffrey and Lisa Fleetwood. Not pictured is D. Mayes Middleton II.

On Thursday, March 19, First Liberty Bancshares held its annual shareholders meeting at First Liberty National Bank in Liberty, TX. The meeting was held in virtual format due to concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“First Liberty Bancshares had a financially successful year despite the negative economic impact of the pandemic and a compressing interest margin for community banks,” stated Charles McGuire, Chairman.

The shareholders elected the following to serve as directors for the 2021 term: Lisa H. Fleetwood, Matthew G. Harris, Joan G. Jeffrey, D. Mayes Middleton II, Edward B. Pickett, Charles R. Wiggins, Guy L. Harris, Paul J. Henry, Charles L. McGuire, Edgar R. Norwood and Kelly D. Stretcher.

“Today’s meeting was very positive and encouraging,” remarked Kelly D. Stretcher, President.

He also announced the following officer promotions for First Liberty National Bank:

  • Troy Bernhardt to Senior Vice President — Market President Mont Belvieu/Baytown
  • Keri Elliott to Vice President — Human Resource Director
  • Brandi Bertman — Banking Officer
  • Brandy Haggard — Banking Officer

“First Liberty National Bank’s capital position remains strong, allowing the bank to be a leader in small business and mortgage lending within its markets,” said Chairman McGuire.

The bank, which was founded in 1913, is known in its markets for personal service, as well as offering a wide array of banking, mortgage, insurance, and investment services. FLNB’s headquarters is located at 1900 Sam Houston St, Liberty. Branches are in Dayton, Huffman, Hardin, China, and a new location is under construction in Mont Belvieu.

To learn more about First Liberty National Bank, visit http://www.flnb.com.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


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