First Bank recently announced three staff changes:
Beth Williamson, branch manager in Monticello, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Williamson has been with First Bank for 20 years and has held positions as a teller, customer service representative and branch manager.
Williamson raised three children in the Monticello area and now has four grandchildren. She is married to Rudolf Williamson and they live in Oak Dale, just outside of Monticello.
Richard Dodd has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Information Technology. Dodd has been with First Bank for four years in the IT Department as Vice President.
With more than 13 years of banking experience, Dodd previously spent nine years in various IT roles at BankPlus. During his high school summers, Dodd worked as a teller at First Bank.
Dodd grew up in McComb and graduated from McComb High School. Today he is an active member on the McComb Public School District Partners in Education Advisory Board. He is also a board member on the Mississippi Bankers Association Communications Council Advisory Board and a Summit Rotary Club member and basketball coach.
A graduate of Mississippi State with a degree in Information Technology, Dodd is married to the former Monica Lane and they have three children, Hannah McCormick, Drew Dodd and Elsie Dodd.
Andrew Johnson has joined the bank as Vice President Construction Lending. Johnson previously worked for BankPlus, serving both the Jackson and Hattiesburg markets. His office will be located at First Bank’s Hattiesburg location in Woodstone Plaza.
Prior his years at BankPlus, Johnson was Vice President of Construction Lending at Hancock Bank in Hattiesburg.
He holds a degree in international economics from the University of Southern Mississippi and attended banking schools at the Mississippi School of Banking and Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
Johnson is active in the Home Builders Association of Mississippi and the Homebuilders Associations of Jackson and Hattiesburg. He has one daughter, Morgan Johnson.