Community First Bank & Trust Appoints Vest as new Director


Columbia, TN – The boards of directors for Community First Bank & Trust and its’ holding company, Community First, Inc., appointed Ruskin “Rusty” A. Vest earlier this week to fill a vacancy on each of the Company and Bank boards.  Mr. Vest was also appointed to the Compensation Committee of the Company and several other committees of the Bank.


“The addition of Mr. Vest to our Board of Directors means a tremendous amount to our company," said Dr. Eslick Daniel, chairman of the board. "We know that he will be an immeasurable asset for strategic input and business growth.  We look forward to working with him.”


Mr. Vest is a successful entrepreneur and owner of several businesses in Maury County and surrounding areas. He lives in Columbia and is owner of Southeastern Shirt Company, Southeastern Pant Company and Canaan Cattle Company.


Ruskin "Rusty" A. Vest

A graduate of Lambuth College, Mr. Vest holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and is a member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, TN.


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