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Charlie Lewis named president and chief operating officer of First Bank

Charlie Lewis

James C. Covington, CEO and chairman of the board of First Bank (MS) announced recently that Charles H. “Charlie” Lewis IV was named president and chief operating officer of First Bank effective July 1, 2021.
“We are pleased to formally announce that Charlie has joined the First Bank family,” said Covington. “Charlie’s success as a proven leader, combined with his extensive banking experience, his commitment to building relationships, and his first-hand understanding of First Bank’s markets, uniquely qualify him to lead us into the future. In addition, his commitment to our core values of customer focus, collaboration, and community will allow him to work with the leadership of First Bank to cast an exciting vision for the future.”
Lewis, who graduated in 1993 from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in business administration with a major in accounting, has spent the past 26 years with Trustmark National Bank, holding a wide range of positions including branch manager (Liberty), business banker, regional sales manager, commercial lender, market president (McComb 2003-2014, Hattiesburg 2014-2019), and regional president (2016-2019). Since 2019, he had served as director of enterprise retail services for Trustmark, where he was responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of retail processes and products throughout the retail network of Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida.