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First Security Bank in Owensboro announces four new hires

Jackie-Pyland-TipmoreOWENSBORO, Ky. (March 20, 2018)Jackie Pyland-Tipmore has been named assistant vice president – banking center manager at First Security Bank. She will be managing the South Frederica Branch, located at 3560 Frederica Street.

“I am so excited to have Jackie join our First Security Bank team. To have someone with 35 years of banking experience, knowledge in lending and deposits and her leadership skills is definitely a win for our clients and our bank,” said Krista Niehaus, senior vice president – sales and service manager.

Pyland-Tipmore joins First Security Bank with an extensive banking background. Most recently, she spent 11 years working as a sales and service manager. She also worked as a relationship banker for 24 years.

“After working in larger banks for 35 years, I love that I get to work for a community bank with a hometown feel,” said Pyland-Tipmore. “Being involved in the Owensboro community has always been one of my passions.”

First Security Bank, with $600 million in assets and more than 125 employees, has 11 banking centers in four major markets including Owensboro, Bowling Green and Lexington, Ky. and Evansville, Ind.

Johnson joins as marketing specialist

Jamie-JohnsonJamie Roby Johnson has been named the new marketing specialist at First Security Bank. The position will be located at corporate headquarters in Owensboro and will coordinate advertising, promotions and public relations for all the markets the bank serves.

“Jamie’s passion for Owensboro, as well as her understanding of entrepreneurship and marketing, will provide the bank new ideas and new capacity to grow our business. She brings us skills that align with meeting our strategic goals of growth for our bank,” said Amy Jackson, executive vice president – chief operating officer.

Johnson had been with Marshall Ventures in the role of fund administrator since 2015. During her time at the Owensboro-based $2 million micro-venture fund, Johnson helped allocate over $1.5 million in investments to Kentucky-based start-up companies.

She has also held positions at the Owensboro Convention Center and Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce. Johnson graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in corporate and organizational communication. She is currently on the board of directors at Girls Incorporated and the Owensboro Dance Theatre.

Jones hired as commercial banking officer

Dalana-Jones-HeadshotDalana Jones has been named commercial banking officer at the main Bowling Green Banking Center, located at 1018 Chestnut Street.

“We are excited to add Dalana to our commercial banking team, serving our Bowling Green and Franklin markets,” said Adam Galloway, senior vice president – market executive. “Dalana’s many years of commercial banking experience and passion for entrepreneurship align well within the bank’s strategic plan and will assist in growing our presence in the market as well as serving existing clients.”

Jones joins First Security Bank with more than twenty years of banking and sales experience combined, most recently as a retail and small business banking officer – senior lender. She also has experience as a small business owner. Dalana received her bachelor of arts degree in communications with a minor in speech from Morehead State University.

Berry named community development officer

Joe-BerryJoe Berry, executive vice president of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, has been named the new vice president of community development for First Security Bank.

“Joe has a passion for Owensboro, and its business community, that aligns perfectly with the culture and why at First Security Bank,” said Michael F. Beckwith, president and CEO of First Security Bank. “We can’t wait to integrate his talents, connections and passion with our strategic plan as our new community development officer.”

Berry has been with the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GOEDC) since 2011. During his tenure at the GOEDC, Berry served as chief innovation officer, responsible for the recruitment, retention, and development of start-up, high tech, and scalable companies within the Greater Owensboro region, including the management of the Owensboro Centre for Business & Research. Most recently, Berry provided leadership with the CEO and 35-member board of the GOEDC to manage activities related to entrepreneurship, existing business retention and growth, and education-workforce development.

Berry is a 2005 graduate of Transylvania University, and received his masters of public administration from WKU in 2009.

“First Security Bank, a community bank that is committed to Owensboro, is poised for growth and a perfect fit for my transition into banking and community development in the private sector. I’m excited to get started in helping the bank grow and continue its commitment to being a strong corporate citizen as well,” said Berry.