First Bank & Trust Company announces new hire, Donel Shelton in Morristown, Tennessee as a part of the bank’s continuing effort to expand agriculture lending options and better serve farmers throughout the region.
Shelton joins First Bank & Trust as an assistant vice president and ag lending officer. Previously, he served more than five years as a Farm Loan Officer for the United States Department of Agriculture.
A native of the region, Shelton is a graduate of Walters State Community College where he studied Agri-Business and King University where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Shelton was motivated to join First Bank & Trust Company by his desire to better serve his home region, saying, “I wanted to be a part of a bank that cared about people, and I wanted to support the ag industry. Working at First Bank & Trust is a dream come true, and I look forward to working with customers to achieve their dreams.”
President & CEO, Mark Nelson said, “Agriculture lending is at the very foundation of our organization. We want to continue to grow our services to farmers throughout our footprint. Expanding our ag team in Morristown is going to benefit agriculture customers in all parts of East Tennessee.”