Evelyn Agent Retires, Deonté Sanders And Dakota Tate Are Promoted.

Deonté Sanders
Senior Managing Director & Trust Officer

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – October 20, 2021 – Curt Gabardi, President and CEO of First Commercial Bank today announced organizational changes within the bank’s Trust group effective November 1, 2021. Gabardi announced that Evelyn Agent, Senior Managing Director and Trust Officer, will retire as head of the bank’s Trust department and, with her enthusiastic support, Deonté Sanders, who has served in the Trust area for three years, will assume direction of the Trust group and will be promoted to Senior Managing Director and Trust Officer.

“First Commercial Bank is fortunate to have benefited greatly from Evelyn Agent’s depth of knowledge and unique organizational skills.  She is a consummate professional with 20 years of experience in Trust administration and wealth management. We’re grateful for Evelyn’s commitment and dedicated service to First Commercial and wish her all the best as she embarks on a new chapter. She will be missed very much,” Gabardi said.

He noted Ms. Agent came to First Commercial to establish the bank’s Trust group in 2014 and has successfully expanded its scope as well as a reputation for exceptional client service. She has been actively involved in Trust succession planning with a focus on the future.

“Thanks to Evelyn’s advocacy, and the enthusiastic support of our management team, Deonté Sanders will assume the management responsibilities of the Trust group and will continue to build relationships within the Bank’s Trust portfolio,” Gabardi stated.

Dakota Tate
Managing Director & Trust Officer

Also effective November 1, Gabardi said Dakota Tate will be promoted to Managing Director and Trust Officer. Rounding out the team is Courtney Williams, who joined the team recently as Trust Administrative Assistant, providing exceptional client service and support of the team’s growing Trust portfolio.

“We look forward to the continuing success of our Trust team as they assume new responsibilities, expertly meet the trust and wealth management needs of our clients, and continue to expand our Trust relationships,” Gabardi concluded.

About First Commercial Bank

First Commercial Bank, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi and owned by the privately held holding company, First Commercial Bancshares, Inc., is Mississippi’s first and foremost bank for businesses and professionals, having pioneered this uniquely focused banking model in the state. First Commercial opened its doors October 12, 2000. More than twenty years later First Commercial continues to honor its original vision by peeling away the layers of business bureaucracy, and redefining the relationship between bankers and clients.

Courtney Williams
Trust Administrative Assistant

The Bank is aggressively expanding its talent-driven team, cementing its position as a bellwether of superior service and client support. Now, more than ever, First Commercial Bank is focused on delivering a client-centric culture, where business is personal.

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