First Bank and Trust Co. of Virginia Welcomes Richard Harris

May 16, 2024

WILSON, North Car., May 16, 2024 -- First Bank & Trust Co. of Virginia, a diversified financial services firm with assets of $3.14 billion, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Richard C. Harris as a Vice President/Agriculture and Commercial Lender based in Wilson, North Carolina. Harris brings over 14 years of experience in the financial industry, with a strong focus on relationship lending and helping clients achieve their financial goals.


Richard Harris, SVP/Agricultural and Commercial Lender

Harris began his career as a personal banker before transitioning to an Ag Lender position at AgCarolina Farm Credit. During his 10-year tenure at the Farm Credit, he refined his skills in agricultural lending and developed a passion for helping local farmers feed the world. Harris joined the team at First Bank & Trust Co. of Virginia in the Fall of 2023 to continue his mission of assisting farmers in growing their businesses.

“I am thrilled to have Richard Harris on our team,” stated Bradley Webb, Senior Vice President and Agricultural Division Manager. “His expertise and dedication to the agricultural sector will undoubtedly make a significant impact in our organization and the Eastern North Carolina market. Richard is committed to providing exceptional service to our clients and I am confident that he will play a key role in our continued success.”

In this role, Harris's primary responsibility will be to develop and maintain relationships with clients in the agricultural sector. Harris will work closely with clients to understand their financial goals and provide tailored solutions that meet their unique needs. Through his expertise in ag lending, Harris will help clients achieve success and growth in their businesses.

"I am excited to be part of the First Bank & Trust Co. of Virginia team," said Harris. "I have always been passionate about helping my clients achieve their financial goals, and I look forward to continuing that work with the team at First Bank & Trust Co. of Virginia. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Eastern North Carolina community and to be part of such a respected organization."

We wish Richard Harris all the best in his new role and are confident that he will contribute significantly to the team, continue to build strong relationships with customers, and make a positive impact on our North Carolina region.

Harris may be reached at or by calling (252) 299-8704.

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