First Bank - Hattiesburg
With over 20 years of financial and banking experience, Andrew Johnson leads our Hattiesburg market with a passion for helping members of the community achieve their financial dreams. Johnson oversees all operations of the Hattiesburg market, and he specifically develops and runs our construction loan department. At First Bank Hattiesburg, Johnson is able to help build the place he calls home. “I’m in the business of making people’s dream homes become reality,” Johnson said. “Our construction loans are making families happy and giving our community more spaces to thrive.”
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Johnson went on to work for several commercial banks, where he oversaw large teams of people and managed millions of dollars in portfolios. In 2017, Johnson joined First Bank as our Senior Vice President and manager of our construction lending division. During his time at First Bank, Johnson has handled residential construction loans for Hattiesburg and Jackson; monitored construction and development progress for each loan in his portfolio; collaborated with builders, realtors, and mortgage loan officers to ensure an open line of communication for mortgage referrals; and grown and managed a $25 million construction loan portfolio.
As Market President of First Bank Hattiesburg, Johnson is honored to work with both upper-level bank management and members of the community to create better banking and, by extension, better lives. “At First Bank, we are a close family—from back office support to our CEO,” Johnson said. “I can call our CEO at any time with questions or ideas, and he’s ready to listen. My clients know they can expect the same from me. I’m here for them.”
Johnson stays involved in several organizations outside of First Bank, particularly the Mississippi Home Builders Association, Jackson Home Builders Association, and Greater Hattiesburg Area Home Builders Association. He was also awarded the 2018 HBAM Associate of the Year Award, the 2019 GHHBA Associate of the Year Award, and the 2019 NAHB Spike Award. Johnson gives much of his time to the Sumrall High School Soccer Booster Club, where he serves as president. “I’m honored to be a part of the greater Hattiesburg community,” Johnson said, “And I can’t wait to see what we build together in the years to come.”