Harvel to serve as F&M Commercial Lender for

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Billy Harvel, right and F&M Marshall County President Barry White, left.

Billy Harvel will serve as commercial lender for Marshall County, working from First Farmers & Merchants Bank's Lewisburg office, 260 N. Ellington Parkway, bank officials announced today. Harvel will continue to serve Pulaski as well.

"I'm excited to welcome Billy to F&M's Marshall County team," said Barry White, F&M Marshall County president. "Through many years of commercial lending experience, Billy has developed the skills and expertise necessary to serve a growing area, such as ours, and its business community. I'm confident he will play an important role in the success of our local businesses."

Harvel has 17 years of banking experience and has been with F&M for the past three years. He earned a bachelor's degree from Jacksonville State University and is a graduate of The Mid South School of Banking and The Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

"For many entrepreneurs, managing their own business is a lifelong dream. There's something special about helping this dream become a reality and watching new businesses grow and become successful," said Harvel. "I have enjoyed this throughout my career in commercial lending and am looking forward to experiencing it in Marshall County as well."

Founded in 1909, First Farmers & Merchants Bank (Member FDIC) is one of the most successful independent banks in Tennessee, with total assets approximately $800 million and an additional $2.5 billion in assets held by its Trust & Financial Management Department. Headquartered in Columbia, the bank operates 19 offices in a seven-county area that includes Marshall, Lawrence, Maury, Hickman, Dickson, Giles and Williamson counties. It is distinguished by its commitment to traditional, personal banking relationships that incorporate state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest possible level of service.