First National Promotes Josh Howell to Senior Vice President

By Marie Browning

First National Bank announced the promotion of Josh Howell to senior vice president and senior lending officer. Howell will handle some client accounts and manage the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.

The new senior lending officer previously served First National Bank as vice president for commercial lending. He received a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Josh_Howell - jpegwith a concentration in personal finance, from Western Carolina University. Howell is a Certified Financial Planner and had years of experience in wealth management and commercial lending before entering the banking industry in 1997.

Prior to joining First National Bank, Howell was vice president for Capitol Bank where he worked as East Tennessee Regional Real Estate Manager. He was responsible for originating new loans and  managing the bank’s real estate lending from Bristol, Virginia to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

About First National Bank

First National Bank of Lenoir City is an East Tennessee-based community bank. The bank received its national bank charter  in 1907. Currently, it provides services through nine branch locations including Loudon, Maryville, Knoxville, and Cleveland. Its total assets are valued at more than $400 million, with asset concentration in commercial lending products. The First National Bank of Lenoir City is headquartered in Lenoir City, Tennessee.

The bank’s  commitment to integrity is uncompromised. Their goal is to cultivate trust and are consistent, always taking responsibility for their actions. Through the performance of their work they seek to create individual and institutional integrity.

More information about the bank can be found at

About Marie Browning

Marie Browning Marie Browning serves at SBFI’s Editor for the ‘Capital’ series of information pages, tracking the people, events, training and opinions of business lending across the U.S. In addition,she serves as Project Coordinator to manage the production of several content initiatives for the website and production of training presentations. Her background includes experience in general business, financial management and banking, and has worked with Managing Director Charles Green at two other companies. When not focused on business lending, Marie is a nature photographer and has published an impressive body of work from her hobby. She can be contacted at
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