Rene Julian / Community President of the Little Rock Area, First Community Bank

BEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR
Since meeting FCB Chairman and CEO Dale Cole in 1997, I had a desire to work for this outstanding community-oriented bank. I was asked to join them in 2016, and I came on board with no hesitation.

BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN MY CAREER
The changing landscape of bank regulation. Community banks are being forced to follow megabank guidelines. This hurts communities where banks are located and causes more sales and mergers. I believe that community banks are the lifeblood of our cities.

ONE PRACTICE I USE TO MAINTAIN MY MENTAL HEALTH
I make time to pray daily and find it really gives me a calming and steady influence over my day’s challenges. Also, I get up at 5:15 a.m. every day to read the paper and then finish with the comics.

WHAT KEEPS ME MOTIVATED
Every day in banking is a new challenge. As we strive to grow our franchise in Little Rock, I keep in mind the many opportunities out there and consistently remind our team to always ask for the business.

ONE THING I WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT MY COMPANY
Our commitment to our communities is real! We believe that putting our communities and customers first will make each community we are in stronger! Our name, First Community Bank, is something that each employee lives up to each day.

IN THE DETAILS

Hometown: Batesville
Last Local Purchase: I try to purchase all local goods, if possible, to support my community.
Natural Talent: Reading. I love to read all types of books.
How I prepare on Sunday for the week ahead: Review the week’s to-do list
Favorite Local Dish: Lasagna and mushrooms at Bruno’s Little Italy
Hobbies: Golfing and deer hunting


501.502.0192
rene.julian@firstcommunity.net
4900 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock