Shining Stars

Congratulations to Our 2020 Shining Stars!

Our Shining Stars have demonstrated consistent excellence in fulfilling our Customer Service First Philosophy. They perform at the highest level, doing so while maintaining positive attitudes and a proactive approach to accomplishing our Mission. The First Financial Shining Stars represent our Company well, honoring our long-standing reputation by acting with unmatched professionalism, a relentless work ethic, and an ongoing desire to build, improve, and refine relationships with both customers and fellow employees.


Angie Bearden- Cleburne

  • Job Title: Administrative Secretary III, Consumer Lending
  • Years with First Financial: 7
"What I love about working at First Financial is the people I have the pleasure of working with every single day and the culture we have as a company. We truly are a team and work as one to make sure we have not only a great work life but we service our customers and communities to the best of our abilities. We want the best for one another and support each other to reach our goals."

Cameron Comire- Bryan/College Station

  • Job Title: AVP, Commercial Lending
  • Years with First Financial: 6
"I love the amazing people I get to work with, the opportunities that the bank gives me to be a part of my community, and the culture that we have as a company to customer service."


Chelsey Hagin- Fort Worth

  • Job Title: Operations Clerk IV
  • Years with First Financial: 8
"Although I’ve technically been in the same department since I was hired, my job has changed drastically since then which has expanded my level of experience in many different job functions. I like that the bank grows and changes depending on what is needed for our industry and I have been lucky enough to grow with it."

Derrick Saucedo- Eastland

  • Job Title: VP, Commercial Lender
  • Years with First Financial: 8
"What I love about working at FFB? Where to start. First and foremost, I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities that have been afforded to me since I joined the Bank. I joined the Bank as a part-time teller while attending Hardin-Simmons University. 8 years later, I am now a Commercial Lender for our Eastland Division. FFB has given me the opportunity to grow within the Company and achieve one of my many goals in becoming a Commercial Lender. Secondly, I absolutely love FFB’s culture and the drive for excellence. Our 21 non-negotiables are a testament to FFB’s commitment to take customer service to the next level."

Dominique Caballero- Hereford

  • Job Title: Personal Banker
  • Years with First Financial: 4
"I love the people I work with! We are like one big family here. I also love that First Financial truly cares for their employees."

Eric Belmares- Weatherford

  • Job Title: VP, Consumer Lender
  • Years with First Financial: 5
"I love our ability to help our customers and the family environment and leadership in our region. I truly feel like we make banking personal and try to find a way to help our customers rather then just saying no or sorry cant do that. I tell people all the time this is what banking should be."

Jasmine Lawrence- Conroe

  • Job Title: Retail Banker
  • Years with First Financial: 6
"I've had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the greatest customers, and I am blessed to work with an amazing team here in Magnolia. I have the freedom to service our customers in a variety of ways, further building our loyal relationships. Not to mention, I'm surrounded by uplifting and inspired individuals who share a common goal: Getting the job done and setting ourselves apart from the competition. We are a family here no doubt and we treat our customers the same. I take great pride knowing I work for the best bank and I'm excited for what the future brings."

Karen Wilson- Stephenville

  • Job Title: AVP, Retail Manager
  • Years with First Financial: 19
"I love working for First Financial Bank because of our commitment to putting our customer service first."

Kelly Farmer- San Angelo

  • Job Title: VP Mortgage Loan Originator
  • Years with First Financial: 10
“I love the opportunities this company has given me and how they allow me to give back to the community in different ways. I love my Mortgage Team. There is no better on the planet!!

Landon Hammond- Abilene

  • Job Title: SVP, Consumer Loans
  • Years with First Financial: 11
"I love that we are continually striving for excellence in customer service and that we maintain a personal approach for our customers. "

Motsy Quintero- Kingwood

  • Job Title: Lending Assistant
  • Years with First Financial: 34
"Working for First Financial Bank has been a wonderful experience. It’s always nice to know that if I need to call Abilene for any reason, every single person treats me wonderfully, like we’ve been friends forever! I feel that First Financial Bank has the best employees to work with and is the best organization to work for!"

Nicole Minyard- First Financial Trust

  • Job Title: Trust Operations Specialist, Asset Control
  • Years with First Financial: 8
"I love the family atmosphere, there are not a lot of companies that have the compassion for their employees like First Financial. The stability and job growth are particularly my favorite things, each year my journey with First Financial exceeds any expectation I could have had! I look forward to the years to come!"

Patrick Fahy- Sweetwater

  • Job Title: AVP, Commercial Lending
  • Years with First Financial: 3
"I love knowing that the opportunities for personal and professional growth are boundless when working at First Financial Bank. Another part I love about working at First Financial is the obvious commitment to having a positive impact on our communities and the bank’s continued emphasis on helping our customers succeed while offering a caring and personal touch. All of this gives me a lot of pride when I say I work for First Financial Bank."

Rikki Santibanez- First Technology Services

  • Job Title: IT Supervisor
  • Years with First Financial: 15
"I love working at First Financial Bank because it has taken care of my family and I since day one. I have got married, had babies and bought our first home because of First Financial Bank. I feel safe and secure with the environment I’m in, like my second home. The professionals I have worked with throughout my career, have taught me so much. I appreciate what this company has done for me each day. And look forward to many more to come."

Sabas Sanchez- First Financial Bankshares

  • Job Title: VP, SBA Lending
  • Years with First Financial: 5
"I love the people that I have worked with throughout my career. They have all contributed to my success and helped me achieve my goals. Additionally, First Financial is a place of great opportunities if you are willing to put in the work."

Sandra Martinez- Southlake

  • Job Title: AVP, Branch Operations Manager
  • Years with First Financial: 10
"First Financial not only puts their customers first, but also undoubtedly cares about their employees and their future. First Financial has blessed me with the opportunity to grow into what I have always strived to be, a Business Professional. I am extremely thankful for my customer relationships and the amazing colleagues that I have met along the way, they are the ones that have made my journey worthwhile."