John Wallace served as President and CEO of First Bank. Under his leadership, which began with his appointment to President in 1965, First Bank expanded beyond its Troy offices to open branches across the county and then beyond to neighboring communities. Mr. Wallace’s intuitive knowledge of finance and his skillful use of acquisitions allowed First Bank to become the regional corporation that exists today. Mrs. Goldie Wallace continued her husband’s legacy by serving as a director with First Bancorp. She was also active in the community, with fundraising and philanthropic causes, and served on the Montgomery Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

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