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January 18, 2022

First Community Bank has announced the hiring of Ronald Richardson as assistant vice president, CRA specialist. In this role, Richardson will be responsible for ensuring that the bank remains in compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.

“I could not be happier about the chance to rejoin First Community Bank and the opportunity to be a part of a great team of people who truly strive to be excellent in all they do,” said Richardson. “First Community Bank is second to none when it comes to community spirit and outstanding leadership, and that’s why I believe that the organization is uniquely positioned for continued growth.”

Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Arkansas State University. He is also a certified human resources generalist. He and his wife, Deborah, vice president, consumer digital banking at First Community Bank, have five children: Alen, 28, Hannah, 27, Gunnar, 27, Kathryn, 25, and Walker, 22. They also have three grandchildren: Norman, 4, Raegan, 2, and Ruby, 2.  

Richardson is an active member in the community and is a covenant member of The Compass Church where he serves on the praise and worship team. He is also the color commentator for Batesville Pioneer football radio broadcasts, the public address announcer for both Batesville Pioneer basketball and Lyon College football, and the play-by-play voice of Lyon College basketball.

“Adding Ronald to our team will strengthen our compliance functions and will further support the bank’s growth,” said Craig Amos, senior vice president, compliance and bank secrecy act (BSA) officer of First Community Bank. “I look forward to watching his success in his new role, and I am confident that he will bring a great deal of value to the company and to our customers.”


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