First Bank - Magnolia / Osyka
A seasoned financial expert and community servant, Market President Curtis Butler serves Magnolia, Osyka, and the surrounding South Pike County area with a spirit of humility and philanthropy. Butler has been part of the First Bank team for over ten years and has been in the banking industry for nearly thirty years. “I was born in Summit and have spent most of my life in Pike County,” Butler said, “Here, people help each other out. I’ve always come across people who have gone out of their way to help me, and their giving spirits have inspired me to help others in this community be financially and personally successful.”
In 1988, Butler graduated from North Pike High School as its valedictorian. He went on to graduate from Southwest Mississippi Community College, the Oklahoma School of Banking, and the Louisiana State University School of Banking. In the South Pike County market, Butler focuses on lending, community-focused banking, and financial education events. “When members of our community are financially literate, they can empower themselves to be successful,” Butler said, “Coming together and helping people in our towns achieve their financial goals is what drives me every day.”
A dedicated Jehovah’s Witness, Butler lives his moral belief in philanthropy. Butler is proud to be an active part of the community he calls home, and he currently serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Mississippi, the United Givers of Southwest Mississippi, the Pike County Mississippi Scholars, and the McComb Creative Economy Partnership. Butler is also the treasurer of the McComb Lions Club and an advisory board member for the Southwest Misssissippi Children’s Advocacy Center. Butler and his wife Aida have no children of their own; however, they are the favorite aunt and uncle to their nieces and nephews, Abi (Abigayle), Ellie (Maryella), KJ (Kirby Butler, II), and Kolby.