First National profile: Phil Reid, Vice President
From naval officer to loan officer
Phil Reid credits much of his success as a banker to his experience in the U.S. Navy.
After a four-year stint as a naval officer, Reid was looking for work when a friend who worked at First National asked if he was interested in working for the bank.
"I thought, 'naval officer, loan officer--I can do that!'" Reid said.
He was right. The values and integrity he learned in the Navy translated well into the banking world, and have helped him establish strong relationships with his customers. One of these customers is Doug Drum, owner of Indian Valley Meats.
"Phil Reid has been absolutely great," Drum said. "I always know I can trust him to make the best decisions for us."
The other key to banking, according to Reid, is to enjoy challenges and finding the right solution for each customer. This has been especially true in Drum's case, where Reid has gone the extra mile to help develop materials specific to making Drum's projects successful.
"I see each customer as a new challenge," Reid said. "At First National, we're able to pay specific attention to each customer and their financial needs, and develop solutions to meet all these needs the best we can."
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