Joel Balentine and Jeremy Braman

Joel Balentine and Jeremy Braman

MUSCLE SHOALS - The First Metro Bank Board of Directors proudly welcomes Joel Balentine and Jeremy Braman to their new positions with the bank.  

Balentine will serve as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer at the Tuscumbia location.  He earned an Associates Degree at Northwest-Shoals in 2015 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the UNA in 2017.  Additionally, Balentine serves on the First Metro Bank Small Business Administration (SBA) Team where he assists local businesses in receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans.

Braman will serve as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer at the Lexington branch.  He earned an Associates Degree at Calhoun Community College in 2005. Braman brings 17 years of financial experience and a diverse set of branch management and lending skills to First Metro Bank.  

“We are excited to welcome Joel and Jeremy to our bank family,” said Rodney Howard, First Metro Bank President and CEO.  “I believe First Metro Bank will benefit from their combined expertise.”