Harris, Roeper assume new duties at First and Farmers National Bank

Posted January 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm

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First & Farmers National Bank recently announced the promotion of two longtime employees at the Albany Market location.

Janice Harris has been promoted to Albany Market President and Shannon Roeper has been promoted to Vice President/Albany Main Office Bank Manager/Loan Officer.

Janice Harris was born and raised in Albany. She was Valedictorian of the 1977 graduating class of Clinton County High School. She has completed extensive bank-related trainings over her career, including a 2-year course for lenders at the Financial Management Institute in Bowling Green. However, her 42 years with the bank, and her experience working in almost every department, makes her knowledge of First & Farmers indispensable.

From her early beginnings in the Bookkeeping department through her most recent positions as Chief Operations Officer and Albany Main Bank Manager, Janice has applied her calm diligence and attention to detail to every aspect of her job.

“I am extremely excited about becoming market area president for the Albany locations and want to thank the board of directors for giving me this opportunity and their confidence in me. I have been very fortunate during my banking career to work with and learn from not one Mr. Morgan, but two. When I was hired in 1978, N. L. Morgan, Jr. gave me some very good advice that I have always tried to follow and that was to learn everything possible about every position within the bank and be willing to work in any department and that has served me well,” stated Harris.

Harris shares in First & Farmers’ commitment to her community and strives to highlight the bank’s mission to demonstrate responsible corporate citizenship. She consistently volunteers at Project Graduation, the Clinton County Fair, and the annual Foothills Festival on behalf of the bank. She is a member of Lee’s Chapel Church and attends services at New Union Baptist Church.

Janice is married to Barton Harris of Dayton, Tennessee, and they split their time between Albany and Dayton on the weekends. Barton is recently retired after 27 years from Roadtec, Inc., where he traveled and inspected road-paving equipment. She has one son, Nick Cooksey, who is a Respiratory Therapist at Rockcastle Regional Hospital.

Albany Bancorp President, Steve U. Morgan stated, “I want to congratulate Janice on her well-deserved promotion to Albany Market President. She has the knowledge and background to lead the bank and continue to serve our community through quality customer service. It has been a real pleasure to work with Janice for the past 27 years.”

Shannon Roeper began training for this new role in the fall of 2018 when she stepped in to the position of Assistant Bank Manager for the Albany Main Office.

“I am beyond blessed and grateful to be given this opportunity. I want to thank the board for trusting in me for this position. Our organization is a great one and I am so thankful to be a part of it,” stated Roeper.

Roeper was born and raised in Albany and is a 1998 graduate of Clinton County High School. She completed two years of KBA Banking School in 2015.

Roeper started on the teller line at 19-years-old and has seen so many changes in her 21 years with the bank. Her heart is in lending and extending the best service possible to our customers. She looks forward to the challenge that this new leadership position will bring.

She volunteers every year at the FFNB-sponsored event “The Pumpkin Patch” during the Foothills Festival. Her husband, Doug, is a long-time employee of American Woodmark in Monticello. Shannon and Doug have been married for 22 years and are the proud parents of son, Noah (19). They are active members of Beech Bottom Baptist Church. Shannon is an avid outdoors enthusiast and you can often find her and her husband bicycling down the road together in their free time.

FFNB Albany Market President Janice Harris stated, “I want to congratulate Shannon on this much-deserved promotion to Albany Main Office Bank Manager. Shannon has built an excellent relationship with not only customers, but employees as well, and is very dedicated to First & Farmers National Bank. She has a genuine desire to help customers achieve their financial goals.”

First & Farmers National Bank, Inc., a community bank with assets in excess of $570 million, offers eleven banking locations and serves the financial needs of customers in Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, and Pulaski counties. First & Farmers is very proud of its long history as a well-respected, safe, sound, and profitable bank. For more information about First & Farmers National Bank, please visit www.firstandfarmers.com or call (606) 387-6416.