Ben has 30 years of experience in banking that began immediately upon earning his B.S. Degree in Economics from Florida State University in 1991. This career eventually led to an opportunity in Chiefland, Florida with Drummond Community Bank in 2006. Sixteen years later, after communicating with Jim Bange and Chad Bowling of the Barwick Banking Company, Ben has eagerly relocated his family back home in Palatka to join the team and strive to provide that hometown banking service that he loves. Ben enjoys working as a team and when he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, granddaughters and hunting family land. “This opportunity has brought about a renewed feeling of how banking should be done!”