Ag Lending Officer, SVP
815 Washington St.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Allen joined First Financial Bank in 2008 after 17 years in Live Production for Gold Kist, Inc. Having a Live Production background coupled with 10+ years of financial experience, Allen truly understands what his customers need to be successful poultry farmers. Nothing makes him happier than seeing the excitement on a client’s face when the loan closes and knowing that First Financial Bank played a key role in enabling their plans.
In 2010, Allen and his family relocated from Gainesville, GA to Goldsboro, NC to open FFB’s second North Carolina location. In addition to serving the needs of poultry producers in Eastern North Carolina, Allen added Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware to First Financial Bank’s footprint. His very first construction loan on the Eastern Shore was to a couple who’d been approved by an integrator to construct four broiler houses, but was unable to obtain financing from several local lenders. First Financial Bank approved that loan and in the last eight years, First Financial Bank has helped them expand to a thriving ten-house broiler operation. These are the kinds of successes that drive Allen.
Outside work, Allen loves to spend time with his family and friends camping in the Southeast, spending time in the outdoors; hunting, fishing and playing golf.