First State Bank Thanks Welch for 37 Years of Loyal Service

First State Bank congratulates Anita Welch, Vice President/Information Systems Officer, on her retirement after nearly four decades with the company.

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 to her current role in 2001.  Throughout her tenure, Welch was instrumental in numerous projects including Y2K, a core conversion, and a server relocation.

“It has been an honor to have had an employee of Anita’s caliber and professionalism on our team,” said Karen Sharp, President and CEO.  “She has been an asset to this institution for the last 37 years, serving as a mentor to many and a friend to all, and will be missed at First State Bank both personally and professionally.  We thank her for all she has done for our Bank and our customers and wish her all the best in her retirement.”