Chief Lending Officer
First Financial Bank
528 Merriman Ave E
Wynne, AR 72396
Phone: (870) 238-6175
NMLS ID: 1466507
Growing up in Greene County, Arkansas, gave FFB’s Chief Lending Officer Shelli Wilson a front-row seat for rice and soybean production. It also provided her with a great appreciation for those who put food on our tables. Shelli spent her teenage years working for the local farm supply store in Delaplaine, but now enjoys the numbers and financial analysis involved in each loan she makes. “I love the interaction with my customers and get satisfaction from helping them and the community prosper”, she stated.
Leading the lending team in Northeast Arkansas, her background in risk management helps with decision making and the team’s ‘family dynamic’ helps ensure that everyone works together to take care of each other and our customers. “It’s important for me to work with people of good moral character”, she said. “At FFB, our employees, our management and our board exhibit these qualities every day in their service to our customers and stakeholders.”
When asked what she enjoys most about working with customers, she stated “I enjoy listening to them talk about their day and their business, the good and the bad. I love talking with self-made successful people. I’m fascinated by their practices, ethics, and thought processes.”
The three words that she thinks others would use to describe her are: Witty, kind, and “math nerd”. She and her husband, Rob, are the proud parents of two daughters, McKenzie, a freshman at Harding University studying nursing, and Karli, a sophomore at Jonesboro High School. Shelli has served as a mentor in both Wynne and Jonesboro Public Schools, is a board member for Craighead County’s Single Parent Scholarship, and serves on the Youth Advisory Council for Southwest Church of Christ. When not working, Shelli enjoys traveling and reading.