Thomas County Federal Hires Bankers for New Tallahassee Branch

Thomas County Federal has hired the following bankers to lead its new branch on Kerry Forest Parkway in Tallahassee.

Linda Bergman, Vice President – Branch Manager. Linda has more than 20 years of banking experience in Tallahassee and is an active volunteer with many local organizations. She has previously served on the boards of the Tallahassee Lenders Consortium, The Quincy Music Theater and the Tallahassee Girl’s Choir. Currently, Linda serves on the Quincy Music Theater Trust Board and has been a Junior Achievement volunteer for more than 10 years. Additionally, Linda is a proud graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class 34.

Matt Brown, Tallahassee Market President. Matt has served as president of several Florida financial institutions over the course of his long career in banking. He is an active member of the Tallahassee community and is a past chairman of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Matt has served on the boards of the Florida Bankers Association, Tallahassee Community College Foundation, Kairos Prison Ministry, Celebrate Recovery, Riley House, Steele Collins Academy, Big Bend Hospice and Leadership Tallahassee.

Nat Higdon, Vice President of Commercial Lending. Nat began his banking career in 2012 as a Commercial Lender with Thomas County Federal. In 2015, he moved to Tallahassee and opened a Loan Production Office for the bank. Prior to banking, Nat gained extensive experience in the wholesale food distribution industry. His past civic duties include Habitat forHumanity, United Way, American Cancer Society, University of Georgia Archway committee, and numerous other areas including coaching swimming to youth. Currently, Nat serves on the Board of Trustees at his church and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Total Resource Campaign team. He is also a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 35.

Penny Poole Harris, Personal Banker and Teller. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Penny brings a strong background in real estate and Corporate Social Responsibility to Thomas CountyFederal. She began her banking career in 1998 as a Personal Banker and went on to serve as a Regional Sales Assistant and Commercial Lending Assistant. Penny has served on the Board of Realtors for Camden County, Georgia as a director and officer, and was an active member of the Lake City Board of Realtors.

Jessica Tryon, Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending. Jessica brings more than a decade of consumer banking experience to Thomas County Federal. She has volunteered for several local charities including the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association and currently serves as an ambassador for the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.