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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.

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 last 30 years with her clients, and has spent the past six of those years working as a 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 two nieces and their five children.  She enjoys reading, needlepoint, cooking and playing the piano.

Andrea Taegtmeyer

Andrea Taegtmeyer

VP Commerical Lending

First Financial Bank
528 Merriman Ave E
Wynne, AR 72396

Phone: 870 -238-6177
Email: [email protected]

Spending time  on her grandparents’ farm since childhood, Andrea has been around farming literally all of her life.  She spent the past 15 years working for FSA, including six years as an Ag Loan Officer.  This combination of personal and professional experience with farmers helps Andrea map out the best possible solutions for her customers.  She and her husband, Levi, have been married for almost 20 years.  Their oldest child attends Lyon College, where she plays volleyball.  Their son is active in football and baseball at Wynne High School.  When not at work, Andrea enjoys attending her kids’ sporting events or hanging out at the lake.

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: 870-578-2472
Email: [email protected]

With a commitment to excellent customer service and over 40 years of Ag Lending experience, Bill Elliott has seen his fair share of farm loans and farm operations.  This insight into the day-to-day life of a farm family and their financial needs enables him to provide customers with sound, reliable guidance toward their goals.  He’s sharing his experience with younger lenders on staff and happy to provide them with all he’s learned over his career.  He enjoys not only being able to play a small role in his customers’ good times, but being able to help them survive the ‘not so good' times, learning and growing through it all.  Bill and his wife, Debbie, have two sons and three grandsons who keep them active.  When he’s not at work, he also enjoys Razorback football, fishing, and golf.