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Our Mission - A Traditional Bank meeting the needs of our Customers and Communities with Innovative Products Delivered with Exceptional Service. 

First Chatham Bank opened for business on January 23, 2002 and became the first locally owned full service commercial bank chartered in Chatham County since 1989. The majority of financial institutions in Chatham County have been acquired by large out-of-state and out-of-area bank holding companies. This has resulted in the need and demand for more personalized service backed by local decision making by bankers you know and bankers who know you. First Chatham Bank was organized by 18 local business and community leaders to meet that need. We are committed to traditional banking backed by innovative products supported by a high level of personal service.

The senior management team of First Chatham Bank has over 200 years of banking experience, most of it in Chatham County.

Stephen S. Green serves as Chairman of FCB Financial Corp., the Bank's Holding Company. A founding organizer of First Chatham Bank, he is President and CEO of Stephen Green Properties, a commercial real estate investment and development company in Savannah.

Benny H. Curl serves as the Bank's Chairman. A founding organizer of First Chatham Bank, he is Chairman Emeritus of Byrd Cookie Company in Savannah.

Kenneth R. Farrell serves as the Bank's Interim CEO, as well as Senior Credit Officer.  He has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry.

William M. Austin serves as the Bank's Chief Operating Officer. He has over 45 years experience in personnel and operations with 35 years experience in Chatham County.

Larry M. Austin serves as the Bank's Chief Financial Officer. He has over 26 years of corporate financial experience.

Sharon Spradley serves as the Bank's Retail Banking Service Manager. She has over 20 years of retail banking experience. 

Brian R. Foster retired as the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. During his 45 year banking career, Mr. Foster held numerous senior management positions, including president of a former Savannah bank.

The following business leaders helped to organize First Chatham Bank and its holding company, FCB Financial Corp. 111 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401:



Dexter E. Elliott
Brian R. Foster
Robert L. Harrison
Sylvan M. Byck, Jr. (1929-2011)
Walter N. Lewis
John G. Lientz
Robert M. Chu
William L. Grainger
Jack L. Forehand
J. T. Turner, Jr.
Stephen S. Green
Donald A. Kole
Arnold Tenenbaum
Benny H. Curl
G. Edison Holland, Jr.
Robert S. Jepson, Jr.
Charles H. Morris
James R. Lientz, Jr.
Auto Experts, LLC
Retired FCB President and CEO
Marine Terminals Corporation East 
Byck Management Co.
J. C. Lewis Motor Co
Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP
Chu's Convenience Marts
Grainger Companies, Inc.
Savannah Professional Maintenance
J. T. Turner Construction Co.
Stephen Green Properties, Inc.
Kole Investment Co.
Retired from Chatham Steel Corporation
Byrd Cookie Company
Southern Company
Jepson Associates, Inc.
Morris Multimedia, Inc.
Retired Banker

(Not pictured: G. Edison Holland, Jr., Robert S. Jepson, Jr., Charles H. Morris, and James R. Lientz, Jr.)

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