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Jason Hayes

Vice President and Controller

After graduating from Malakoff High School in 1996, Jason began working at the Malakoff Branch location of First State Bank. While working for the bank, he attended Trinity Valley Community College before heading off to continue his education at Stephen F. Austin State University. He completed his bachelor's degree in Business Administration of SFA in 2000.

Jason began his banking career at Commercial Bank of Texas, N.A. in Nacogdoches and subsequently moved to the Lufkin branch where he served as the Assistant Branch Manager. From there, Jason went to work for First State Bank, Frankston as their Vice President and Controller.

In February, 2008 Jason Hayes became a permanent member of the First State Bank, Athens team where he currently serves as Vice President and Controller.

An avid guitarist, Jason is very active in his local church in the youth and music ministries.

Jason and his wife Heather live in Malakoff, Texas with their two daughters Ellee and Brooklee, and son Jack. 

Meet Our Leadership

say hello to our team

  • Stacey Alen
    Stacey Alen BSA and CRA Officer
  • Michael Austin Neill
    Michael Austin Neill Sr. Vice President / Branch Manager
  • Lisa Muirhead
    Lisa Muirhead Assistant Cashier, Loan Administrative Assistant
  • Jay Eckert
    Jay Eckert Vice President
  • Deanna Jackson
    Deanna Jackson Assistant Vice President
  • Kourtney Gillert
    Kourtney Gillert Assistant Vice President
  • Pam Johnson
    Pam Johnson Assistant Vice President and Assistant Cashier
  • Deanne Robertson
    Deanne Robertson Vice President and Manager of E-Commerce Services