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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

  • Kourtney Gillert
    Kourtney Gillert Assistant Vice President
  • Cathy Jezek
    Cathy Jezek Senior Vice President
  • Kyle Roberts
    Kyle Roberts Investment Executive
  • Deanna Jackson
    Deanna Jackson Assistant Vice President
  • Jan Adair
    Jan Adair VP Compliance, USA Patriot Act, and OFAC Officer
  • Jess Laird
    Jess Laird President and CEO
  • Michael Austin Neill
    Michael Austin Neill Sr. Vice President / Branch Manager
  • Wade Carter
    Wade Carter Vice President