First Freedom’s Medley Judges Speech Contest

Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, was a judge for a Veteran’s Day Speech Contest held by the American Legion Post 46. The speech theme was “The Constitution of the United States” and was open to Putnam County students in grades 4th through 8th.

Pictured is Medley with his fellow judges.  

First Freedom Participates in Chamber Tournament

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce held the 21st annual Dr. Cary Harbrecht Memorial Scramble on October 25th at Pine Creek Golf Course. First Freedom Bank hosted a tent and had a team participate in the tournament.

Pictured is the First Freedom team, left to right, J.B. Owens, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking, Philip Vance, Vice President and Relationship Manager, Ryan Woodall, Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager, and John Bradshaw, President/COO & CLO.

First Freedom Bank Attends FCA Banquet

First Freedom Bank sponsored a table at the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Banquet on October 18th. The guest speaker was Tennessee Tech Head Football Coach Dewayne Alexander. Alexander participated in a Q&A with Tennessee Sportswriter, Mike Organ.

First Freedom’s John Hawkins, Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager, currently serves on the FCA Board of Directors.

In attendance at the banquet, from left to right, were John Hawkins, Sarah Poss, Assistant Vice President and Providence Office Manager, J.B. Owens, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking, John Bradshaw, President/COO & CLO, Ryan Woodall, Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager, and Natalie Stark, Assistant Vice President and Mt. Juliet Office Manager.

First Freedom Hosts Tent at Golf Tournament

First Freedom Bank sponsored a hospitality tent at the annual Mt. Juliet Chamber Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 7th, at the Pine Creek Golf Course. Funds raised from the tournament benefit the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured from left to right is Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking, and Meagan Roberts, Providence FSR Manager.

First Freedom Bank Sponsors Cumberland River Music Fest

First Freedom Bank was proud to support the inaugural Daily & Vincent Cumberland River Music Fest. Held in Gainesboro, the music festival boasted two days of country, bluegrass, and gospel hits from the Oak Ridge Boys, the Bellamy Brothers, Jake Hoot, and more. First Freedom was present with a tent and giveaways for attendees.

First Freedom Bank Delivers Gift Bags to Algood Elementary

Staff from the Algood Office delivered gift bags of crayons and coloring books to Algood Elementary School (AES) last Friday.

Pictured from left to right is Brandy West, AES secretary, Gaile Paul, Algood Assistant Office Manager, and Christie Fox, Algood FSR.

Image is of First Freedom Bank Staff attending the Algood Community Coffee.

First Freedom Bank Staff Attends Algood Community Coffee

First Freedom’s Gaile Paul, Algood Assistant Office Manager, and Kailey Wood, Cookeville Financial Services Representative, attended the Algood Community Coffee event held at Algood City Hall on August 17th. This event is hosted by the Cookeville Chamber to create networking opportunities within the different communities they serve.

Pictured from left to right is Kailey Wood, Randy Porter, Putnam County Mayor, Gaile Paul, and Kathy Reels, Algood County Commissioner.

Image is of Sarah Poss volunteering with the Wilson County Beekeepers Association at the Wilson County, Tennessee State Fair, 2021.

Poss Volunteers with WCBA

Sarah Poss, AVP – Providence Office Manager and Marketing Officer, volunteered at the Wilson County Beekeeper Association (WCBA) fair booth. The WCBA booth holds a raffle for a gift basket and sells honey and all proceeds go back to the association. Poss has served as the WCBA Newsletter Editor since summer of last year.

Hawkins Assists FCA Golf Tourney

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) hosted their annual Wilson County Golf Tourney on July 16th at Pine Creek Golf Course. First Freedom’s John Hawkins, Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager, was in attendance to lend a helping hand. Hawkins is an FCA Board of Director and Golf Committee member.

First Freedom’s Ladell Medley Presented with Senator Tommy Burks Award

Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, was presented with the Senator Tommy Burks Award in recognition of his commitment to community and education.

Medley has been in the banking industry for thirty-five years, and he has been with First Freedom Bank since the addition of the Upper Cumberland offices in 2016. He is a life-long resident of Putnam County and a current member of the Breakfast Rotary Club of Cookeville. 

Pictured left to right is Kim Burks Blaylock, the daughter of the late Senator Tommy Burks, and Ladell Medley.

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