First Bank names new president

Published 2:00 pm Friday, September 3, 2021

First Bank has announced a new president and chief operating officer.

Charles H. “Charlie” Lewis IV was named to the positions effective July 1.

“We are pleased to formally announce that Charlie has joined the First Bank family,” CEO and Chairman of the Board James C. Covington said. “Charlie’s success as a proven leader, combined with his extensive banking experience, his commitment to building relationships and his first-hand understanding of First Bank’s markets, uniquely qualify him to lead us into the future. In addition, his commitment to our core values of customer-focus, collaboration and community will allow him to work with the leadership of First Bank to cast an exciting vision for the future.”

Lewis, who graduated the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993 with a B.S. in business administration with a minor in accounting, has spent the past 26 years with Trustmark National Bank, holding a wide range of positions including Liberty branch manager, business banker, regional sales manager, commercial lender, McComb market president, Hattiesburg market president and regional president. Since 2019, he had served as director of Enterprise Retail Services for Trustmark, where he was responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of retail processes and products throughout the retail network of Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida.