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First Bank names new President, Chief Financial Officer & Controller


Clewiston, Florida (04/20/2023) – First Bank announced that Andrew Couse has been promoted to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. Concurrent with this news, Mark Deitz has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in preparation of First Bank’s current Chief Financial Officer Randy Wood’s upcoming retirement. Marcel Padron has been promoted to Controller. Carey Soud will remain as Chief Executive Officer and Director on First Bank’s Board. Miller Couse will remain as Chairman of the Board.

In announcing the promotions Mr. Soud shared with the stockholders present, “Mr. Couse and Mr. Deitz are both accomplished bank professionals who will continue to serve our shareholders and customers well.”

More on Andrew:
Andrew began working at First Bank in 2005. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He graduated from the esteemed Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University (LSU) and then in 2013 completed his Master of Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.
More on Mark:
Mark began working at First Bank in 2009. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and graduated from the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida.
More on Marcel:
Marcel began working at First Bank in 2017. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University. He is also currently working on his second bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Atlantic University.