First Financial Bank

2201 Gault Ave N
Fort Payne AL 35967
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A t First Fidelity Bank, financial security means having a relationship with professionals who make you, and your financial goals, their top priority. Your banker is not only a trusted colleague, but your personal financial consultant. At First Fidelity, we believe banking means putting you first. Though First Fidelity has grown to 28 full-service locations, we are a growing community bank with a small bank attitude. Our growth provides the ability to compete with the largest banks in the country. Our established deposit base allows for flexibility in offering a complete financial option for both families and small-to mid-sized businesses. Our client-focused commitment makes First Fidelity Bank a strong, reliable partner in the communities we serve. As 2010 marks First Fidelity Bank's 90th Anniversary, we proudly continue our commitment to superior customer service, honest lending and community stewardship. Through our strong reputation, we work hard every day to "out big the small banks and out small the big banks." Trusted Ownership From the early 1920s handwritten ledgers to our current, modern banking systems, First Fidelity takes pride in private ownership, high performance and industry-leading innovation. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, First Fidelity's family-owned, small business atmosphere combines generations of banking experience with international investment knowledge. Owners, Bill Cameron, Chairman, and his sister, Lynda, together with First Fidelity Bank President & CEO, Lee Symcox and Chief Administrative Officer, Suzanne Symcox, offer untiring leadership. A fourth generation banker, Lee Symcox has served First Fidelity for nearly 30 years. The Cameron's represent third generation ownership of the nationally A+ rated insurance company, American Fidelity Assurance. American Fidelity is now recognized as Oklahoma's largest domicile insurance company. First Fidelity Bank's Board of Directors include: Bill Cameron, Chairman, First Fidelity Bank and Chairman, American Fidelity Companies ; Don R. Symcox, Vice Chairman, First Fidelity Bank ; Tom Francis, Director, Enterprise Capital Investment Funds ; Kenneth Klein, President and CEO, KleinCo Construction Services ; Kenneth D. Klehm, Senior Vice President, American Fidelity Companies ; Lee R. Symcox, President and CEO, First Fidelity Bank ; Samuel Combs III, President and COO, Oklahoma Natural Gas ; Bill Warren, President and CEO, Bill Warren Office Products ; Trish Bear, President and CEO, I-ology ; James P. Keeley, founding partner, Colliers International ; Charles Lawrence, co-founding partner, Lawrence and Geyser Development Corporation ; Meg Salyer, President & CEO, Accel Financial Staffing ; and Robert D. Brearton, Executive Vice President and CFO, American Fidelity Assurance The Past and The Future First Fidelity Bank represents a history as unique as the diversity of our workforce. Comprised of merged and acquired banks across Oklahoma and Arizona, First Fidelity began in 1920 as First State Bank of Norman, Oklahoma. Two years later, the bank applied for a national charter and changed it's name to City National Bank & Trust Company. In 1952, John Raymond Symcox of Cordell, Oklahoma acquired the bank. In 1986, Bill Cameron acquired Commercial Bank of Oklahoma City and in 1989 changed the name to First Fidelity Bank, N.A First Fidelity merged with City National Bank in 1992, marking the beginnings of the $1 billion organization we are today. As expansion continued, First Fidelity Bank Arizona opened its doors in 2004 as a commercial loan production office. Nearly six years later, the bank counts four full-service offices across Phoenix and Scottsdale, the heart of Arizona's financial market. Throughout the next 90 years, First Fidelity will continue developing innovative products and client-focused financial education. The bank will build on the strong foundation that has made us a trusted community partner putting you first!