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Paul Hall

Paul Hall

Chief Lending Officer, Northeast Arkansas

First Financial Bank
528 Merriman Ave E
Wynne, AR 72396

Phone: 870 -238-2361
Email: [email protected]

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone more experienced or knowledgeable about lending in Northeast Arkansas than Paul Hall.  As the Chief Lending Officer at First Financial Bank, he brings over 20 years’ knowledge of the farm credit system and 28 years of lending experience.  He enjoys watching customers improve their financial position and standard of living with his guidance and loan knowledge.  He’s had the privilege of impacting the lives of many people in his community, and is known for giving sound advice and fairness.  He and his wife have been married for 53 years and enjoy spending time with their daughter, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He’s also active in his church and a member of the local Lion’s Club.

Bret Shepherd

Bret Shepherd

VP Commercial Lending

First Financial Bank
528 Merriman Ave E
Wynne, AR 72396

Phone: 870 -238-2361
Email: [email protected]

Bret Shepherd enjoys the satisfaction of working with customers to gather information during the loan process.  For more than 15 years, he’s worked in banking and been a part of the financial success of many families in Northeast Arkansas.  He values the close-knit work family at FFB, and the personal relationships he builds with his clients.  When he’s not at work, Bret can usually be found enjoying the outdoors with his son.

Kyle Schlenker

Kyle Schlenker

VP Commercial Lending

First Financial Bank
3251 Hwy 42 East
Cherry Valley, AR 72324

Phone: 870-588-3332
Email: [email protected]

When he’s not following his three teenagers in their sports activities, Kyle Schlenker can be found helping his clients reach their financial goals.  Growing up on a family farm, he knows firsthand what’s required to succeed in farming and has over a decade of lending experience.  Active in his local community, Kyle serves on the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church in Wynne and is a member of the Arkansas Soybean Association.

Betty Kate Thompson

Betty Kate Thompson

VP Commercial Lending

First Financial Bank
124 Edmonds Ave
McCrory, AR 72101

Phone: 870-731-2521
Email: [email protected]

Betty Kate Thompson loves the strong friendships she’s made over the years with her clients, and has spent the past six years working as lender specializing in commercial agriculture.  She says her work “energizes” her and loves serving others - whether at the bank or in leadership roles as President of the McCrory Area Chamber of Commerce and Director of the Woodruff County Health Center Board of Directors.  Three cats and a golden retriever keep her and husband Vance entertained, along with three nieces and their eight children.  She enjoys reading, needlepoint, cooking and playing the piano.

Tim St. Clair

Tim St. Clair

Retail Market President

First Financial Bank
124 Edmonds Ave
McCrory, AR 72101

Phone: 870-731-2521
Email: [email protected]

Tim St. Clair has spent over 20 years building relationships with the people in Northeast Arkansas and providing expert guidance to those in the farming community.  What he enjoys most about working with his customers is the privilege of being part of their success and finding solutions for their challenges.  Away from work, Tim and his wife Beth attend Valley Baptist Church, where he teaches a Sunday School Class.  They can usually be found spending as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren.

Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott

Retail Market President

First Financial Bank
201 E Jackson St
Harrisburg, AR 72432

Phone: 870-238-2472
Email: [email protected]

Bill's bio is coming soon!