First National Community Bank Appoints Charles W. (Chuck) Thornton, Jr., CPA to Board of Directors


Chatsworth, Ga., July 8, 2022 – First National Community Bank (FNCB) has announced the appointment of Charles W. (Chuck) Thornton, Jr., CPA to its Board of Directors. Thornton also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the bank.

First National Community Bank has a history of commitment to the communities served. Each location is dedicated to the support of an  exceeds-expectations level of customer service, reinforcing its dedication and capacity for commitment to economic development and community building as well as unwavering support of locally-based community organizations

Thornton holds a Certified Public Accountant designation with extensive experience in public accounting with emphasis on financial institutions, audit and regulatory oversight. He has served in key leadership roles for the bank, including Chief Financial Officer of the bank’s predecessor, Heritage First Bank.  

“I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors and look forward to supporting the bank in the development of strategic business objectives to further the organization’s growth,” said Thornton.

Thornton attended Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, prior to earning his Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He earned his CPA license in 2007 and was designated a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2012. He also completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

"Chuck's vast expertise in bank operations, asset valuation, investment strategies, purchase negotiations and financial and market analysis will enable him to excel in his new role on the Board and complement the bank’s growth model and vision of becoming northwest Georgia’s community bank of choice,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Ryan P. Earnest.



About First Chatsworth Bankshares Inc.

Founded in 1975, First National Community Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of First Chatsworth Bankshares, Inc., has approximately $620 million in total assets and $565 million in total deposits. We are a locally owned community bank with our  branches located within a contiguous footprint throughout northwest Georgia with local decision making, exemplary customer service and extraordinary involvement in the communities we serve. The Bank operates 10 full-service banking offices in Adairsville, Calhoun, Cartersville, Chatsworth, Dalton (2 banking office locations), Eton and Rome (3 banking office locations), a mortgage office in Dalton and loan production offices in Paulding County, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information, visit