First Bank names new market president

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2020

First Bank Brookhaven has recently named Jeremy Winborne as market president.

A Brookhaven native, Winborne is a commercial lender and former First Bank vice president.  He is responsible for promoting branch growth and developing relationships with business owners and community members.

“Brookhaven is my home,” Winborne said. “It’s where my family and I have set down roots. I am honored to serve the community here because these people are my friends, my family, and the fabric of my life.”

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After graduating Mississippi State University with dual bachelor degrees in banking and finance and real estate finance, Winborne returned to Brookhaven. He worked in agricultural lending before joining the First Bank Brookhaven team as a senior vice president and commercial lender. In his role as market president, Winborne said he takes joy in saying “yes” to community members’ financial goals.

“When I worked in agricultural lending I would meet with farmers on their land and learn about what they hoped to accomplish through the loan process,” he said. “That’s what I love about working for First Bank — I get to meet people where they are and help them get where they’re going.”

In his spare time, Winborne serves as a certified guide for the Catch a Dream Foundation, an organization that provides terminally ill children with the hunting or fishing trip of a lifetime. He also takes Wounded Warriors on hunting and fishing trips. When he isn’t in the office or enjoying the outdoors, Winborne is happy at home with his wife and two young daughters.

“They’re the reason I do what I do,” Winborne said. “If Brookhaven businesses and residents are thriving, that means my family is, too.”