Community First Bank & Trust Appoints Two New Directors


Columbia, TN – Community First Bank & Trust Board of Directors recently appointed Brown Daniel and Mike Penrod as new directors for the Company and Bank boards.


“Mr. Daniel and Mr. Penrod will both bring valuable experience and vitality to Community First.” said Eslick Daniel, chairman of the board for Community First.  “Their knowledge in diverse industries will enhance the Board and we look forward to working together with them.”


Brown Daniel

Brown is founder and president for Compass Capital, LLC, an investment company located in Franklin, Tennessee.  He serves as treasurer of several privately held companies in the real estate, finance and manufacturing industries. He is currently the board chairman of the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin and Williamson County and a member of the board of visitors of Battle Ground Academy.  He is also a member of the Williamson Medical Center Board of Trustees where he serves as secretary/treasurer.  Brown was a founding member of the Thompson’s Station Municipal Planning Commission and served as its first chairman.


Brown holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond in Virginia.  He lives in Thompson’s Station with his wife Amy and their three children.


Mike is vice president and an engineer of 29 years for Industrial Contractors, Inc., an industrial construction and equipment rental company in Columbia. With over 33 years experience in engineering, he began his career in Knoxville at Tennessee Valley Authority prior to returning to Maury County in 1984.  Mike is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, CHS Athletic Boosters and is an active member in the community.


A graduate of Columbia Central High School, Mike was raised in Maury County and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He lives in Maury County with his wife Margot and is a member of Friendship Baptist Church.


Mike Penrod

Community First Bank & Trust, based in Columbia, TN, was founded in 1999 by a group of Maury County business leaders who wanted to provide a superior banking experience to the communities they serve. CFB&T is a commercial bank operating eight offices in Maury, Hickman and Williamson Counties. The bank provides a comprehensive line of banking services to consumers and businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. Additional information is available at