Shareholders of First Community Corporation elected Mr. Bobby R. Stoffle and Mr. Gregory L. DePriest to serve on the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting held on May 31, 2022.
Mr. Stoffle graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science (Accounting Major). Stoffle most recently served as Chief Executive Officer/President of Sevier County Bank-Sevierville, TN. During his tenure with Sevier County Bank, Stoffle provided a leadership model which led to the first new branch openings in over a decade. This resulted in asset growth, thus returning the bank to profitability. Stoffle also previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President.
Stoffle is a veteran having served in the United States Air Force, receiving the USAF Commendation Medal. Stoffle is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Tennessee Society of CPAs since 1987. Stoffle is active in his community having been a little league coach, softball coach, in addition to serving on several committees and boards.
Mr. DePriest graduated from King University with a B.S. in Business Administration. DePriest currently serves as President of Strategic Growth Logistics, LLC. DePriest was recruited by Amazon to establish delivery service centers in Austin, TX and most recently in Bristol, VA. In doing so, Depriest received the Fantastic Plus, which is Amazon’s highest score for Excellency in Delivery.
DePriest also serves as Director of Development for Mountain Missions School located in Grundy, VA. providing leadership in development/fundraising activities. DePriest previously served as Lead Pastor with Christ Fellowship Church for 25 years. DePriest is active in his community with Rotary International, Downtown Kingsport Association, Kingsport Tomorrow, as well as Character Counts Coalition.
With the addition of Mr. Stoffle and Mr. DePriest, First Community Bank of East TN is well positioned to continue positive growth, establish new and exciting initiatives, and serve our communities and shareholders.
First Community Corporation is the holding company for First Community Bank of East Tennessee. As of December 31, 2021, the company had assets of $200 million. The Bank, founded in 1993, is a Tennessee state chartered, community-focused financial institution. We provide value added relationship banking through 5 locations as well as digital/mobile channels. Locations include branches in Rogersville, Church Hill, Surgoinsville, and Kingsport.