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June 08, 2022

First Community Bank welcomes Deb Sefcik and Tyler Choate, to the commercial lending team. They are currently located at the financial institution’s branch at 4900 Kavanaugh in Little Rock, but will be moving to the new banking center at 17820 Chenal Parkway this summer upon its completion. In their respective roles, Sefcik and Choate will be responsible for producing a variety of commercial loans as well as generating and managing portfolios of business relationships.

Sefcik has been hired as senior vice president, commercial lender. She obtained her associates degree in accounting from Capital City Business College, attended Southern Methodist University, and she completed a multitude of specialized educational and training courses from the American Institute of Banking. She has been in the banking industry in the Little Rock area for more than 40 years. Dedicated to community, Sefcik serves as a board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Additionally, she served as executive director for Center for Financial Training for the state of Arkansas and as president of West Village, a non-profit organization that she formed to revive, restore and renew the businesses along the Rodney Parham Corridor in Little Rock. She has four children and nine grandchildren.

“It is an honor and privilege to work with such quality bankers who truly put their customers and our community first,” Sefcik said. “I’m excited to be a part of an Arkansas-based bank that brings a high-level of expertise and service to central Arkansas.”

Choate has been hired as vice president, commercial lender and has 16 years of experience in banking. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a concentration in banking from the University of Arkansas. He is an active member in his community and has served in numerous non-profit volunteer roles, including most recently board chair for Junior Achievement of Arkansas Central Arkansas Region; board treasurer for Home Builders’ Association of Greater Little Rock; and board member for Boys and Girls Club of Little Rock. He and his wife, Marisa, have two children, Theodore, seven, and Everett, three. 

“It is a pleasure to be joining a rapidly growing and civic-minded local bank that gives back to the communities in which they serve,” said Choate. 

“I am excited to welcome Deb and Tyler as valuable additions to our growing bank family,” said René Julian, community president in Little Rock. “They both bring a wealth of knowledge in commercial lending, and we are fortunate to add their expertise to our experienced team of professional bankers.” 


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