James R. Gordon

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer


As Chief Financial Officer, James Gordon oversees all of the financial and accounting aspects of First Financial. He is actively involved in the Company’s merger and acquisition activity and is responsible for investor relations and external reporting. Named Chief Financial Officer in 2020, Mr. Gordon most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of FB Financial Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company, based in Nashville, Tennessee.  He has extensive banking and public accounting experience. Other banking experience includes Union Planters Corporation, National Commerce Financial Corporation and The South Financial Group. His public accounting experience includes serving as an assurance and advisory services partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, BDO and HORNE, primarily serving the financial services industry.


Mr. Gordon holds a bachelors in accountancy from the University of Mississippi, which is one of few schools that offers such a degree. He is also a graduate from the Paul W. Barret School of Banking at Christian Brothers University.