Board of Directors Announce New Chief Financial Officer


Community First Bank & Trust’s Board of Directors recently appointed Jon Thompson to serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and Holding Company.  Jon has served as Assistant Vice President and Controller of the Bank since August 2008.  His involvement in the Bank’s financial reporting process will make the transition into the CFO role a smooth one.



Prior to joining the Bank in 2008, Jon served as a senior staff member of Crowe Chizek and Company, LLC, an independent registered public accounting firm, in their financial institutions department from January 2005 through August 2008.  Jon holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration/ Accounting from Tennessee Technological University .


“Jon has been an integral part of the Bank’s financial reporting process since 2008 as the bank’s Controller and has worked closely with senior management and the board of directors during that time,” states Louis Holloway. “We are happy to see him advancing his career with Community First Bank as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jon possesses a high level of professionalism, enthusiasm for the bank and is involved with many community activities.”


In its 13 years in business, Community First Bank has emerged as a major financial institution in Maury County and has seen growth through its acquisition of First National Bank out of Hickman County and additional office openings in Williamson County.  With assets in excess of $570 million, Community First Bank employs one hundred forty-two people, offers superior customer service and financial products to its thousands of customers and lives its name through a nationally recognized corporate giving and public service program.


Executive management at Community First includes Louis Holloway, President/ Chief Executive Officer; Jim Bratton, Senior Vice President/ Chief Credit Officer; Elaine Chaffin, Vice President/Chief Risk Officer; and Jon Thompson, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer.


About Community First

Community First Bank & Trust, based in Columbia, Tenn., was founded in 1999 by a group of Maury County business leaders who wanted to provide a superior banking experience for the communities they serve. CFB&T is a commercial bank with over $570 million in total assets, operating 9 offices located 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