Welch Celebrates 40 Years at First State Bank

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August 2021

First State Bank congratulates Anita Welch, VP/Information Systems Officer, on her fortieth anniversary with the bank.

Welch joined the Bank in 1981 in the New Accounts Department, was promoted to Computer Room Operator II in 1989, Computer Room Supervisor in 1991, Information Systems Officer in 1993, Assistant Vice President in 1995, and assumed her current role in 2001. Throughout her tenure, Welch was instrumental in numerous projects including Y2K, a core conversion and a server relocation. 

"Anita's dedication, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to excellence have been steadfast throughout her career with the bank," said Karen Sharp, President & CEO. "We thank her for 4 decades of service to our bank and our customers and wish her continued success."