May 13, 2022
Longtime First Community Bank employee, Dwight Ford, has been promoted to executive vice president, chief lending officer. In his new role, he will lead and direct the institution's overall loan portfolio. With 27 years of experience in banking, Ford joined First Community Bank in 2007, and he most recently served as executive vice president, chief credit officer.
“Our First Community Bank family is fortunate to have a person with Dwight’s experience, attitude, and qualifications to serve in this important position,” said Boris Dover, president and chief operating officer for First Community Bank. “We are confident that his contributions will lead to further success and growth for the bank in the years to come.”
Ford commented, “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to help shape the future of such a rapidly growing, community-oriented bank. We are on an exciting growth trajectory, and I look forward to strengthening our business relationships by collaborating with our team, our partners and our customers on business opportunities.”
Ford earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with an emphasis in banking from Arkansas State University. He went on to earn his MBA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and his certificate in financial planning from Christian Brothers University. Additionally, he holds a designation as a CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) from American Bankers Association.
He is an active member in his community and currently serves as a member of the Batesville School District school board, Batesville Rotary Club (past president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer), he is the treasurer for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (past Vestry member), and he is a trustee and treasurer for the Tunstall Cemetery.