Memphis, Tennessee (PRWEB) July 02, 2013
First State Small Business Lending Division welcomes Sean Henneberger as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis Market. First State Small Business Lending Division’s (SBLD) lending focus is on small business loans originated in Tennessee and surrounding states, utilizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry government guaranteed lending programs. As evidence to this fact, First State SBLD is recognized as a national Preferred Lender with SBA, giving First State the ability to approve its own loans on behalf of SBA.
They have expanded into the Memphis market, and Henneberger will be serving the community through its full service First State office located at 3607 S. Houston Levee Rd. in Collierville.
Henneberger is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He brings more than fifteen years of constituent relationship management experience and more than ten years of sales experience to First State. Henneberger has served as the executive director for the American Cancer Society and currently serves as an advisor for their Junior Executive Board. He has received division awards for his performance, such as the Beacon Award granted to one employee annually. Henneberger and his family are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis.
“Sean not only grew up in Memphis, but has invested his entire professional and personal life there. Given this and having worked with literally hundreds of Memphis area small businesses for many years now, Sean has a good grasp of the market’s needs. He cares deeply about Memphis and its small business community and we are truly excited to have him join our team,” said Dwight Bateman, President of First State Small Business Lending Division.
“I am very excited about my opportunities with First State and to be part of such a seasoned Small Business Lending team,” said Henneberger. “First State has a community feel, but has a large footprint in the financial services industry.”
First State Small Business Lending is a division of First State Bank, which is owned by Community First Bancshares, a holding company headquartered in Union City, Tenn. The banking company has assets totaling over $1.7 billion with offices in the communities of Blount, Davidson, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Henderson, Knox, Madison, Obion, Robertson, Shelby, Sumner, Tipton, Weakley, and Williamson counties in Tennessee. Its metropolitan markets include Collierville, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Jackson, Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville, and White House.