Community First Bank's Craig Harris Named Senior Vice President


Columbia, Tenn.  (August 11, 2011) -  Community First Bank & Trust is pleased to announce that Craig Harris has been named Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer working at the Main Office on South James Campbell Boulevard in Columbia. Craig will be responsible for acquiring quality asset and deposit growth while providing exceptional customer service for his clients. 


“With over 21 years of extensive banking experience in regulatory examining with the FDIC and commercial lending, Craig is a true asset to our commercial lending team,” says Jim Bratton, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.


Prior to joining the bank in 2004, Craig served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for Community South Bank in Columbia and Vice President in Credit Administration at First Commercial Bank in Huntsville, Alabama. Craig started his 21 year long career in banking as a Bank Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


Craig received his B.B.A in Financial Institutions management from Middle Tennessee State University and has been an active member of the community through his work with the Columbia Noon Rotary Club, Kings Daughter’s School, Columbia State Community College, Columbia National Little League and Columbia Babe Ruth.


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 $640 million in total assets, operating 10 offices located in Maury, Hickman, Rutherford 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