Planters First Bank: Chris Howe, Joins as SVP Commercial Lender in Houston County

Staff Report

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Chris has 26 years of progressive banking experience and most recently worked at Great Oaks Bank as Middle Georgia Division President. Prior to joining Great Oaks, Chris worked for SunMark Community Bank as the Market Leader in Houston County. Other positions held throughout his career include Chief Credit Officer, Senior Analyst, Commercial lender, and Financial Specialist. Being a native of Warner Robins some of his civic duties include past President of Warner Robins Civitan Club, previous Treasurer of the Warner Robins American Little League, volunteering at Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, and actively involved in International City Optimist.

Chris received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Macon State College and his post-graduate degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Chris and His wife Amy have 2 sons, Landon 21 a Senior at Georgia Southern University studying Engineering, and Braydon 17 a Senior at Veterans High School.
Clay Corbitt, Regional President, had the following to say, “Chris and I immediately connected with a passion for serving and taking care of our customers. He brings a wealth of experience to the Planters First Bank team, and we are thrilled to welcome Chris knowing that our clients are in good hands. He has a desire to see his hometown grow and experience success as all of us here at the Bank. Chris will be a tremendous asset in serving the families that trust us with their finances.”

Eli Tinsley, Bank President & CEO, had the following to say, “Chris brings invaluable middle Georgia market knowledge with over 26 years of experience in both the area of Credit Administration and Commercial Lending. When you first meet Chris it’s obvious that he has a sincere desire to exceed his clients' goals. Planters First Bank is truly excited to add Chris to our Team as we prepare to launch our new Warner Robins location this fall."