FirstBank announces promotions of Phoenix officers

On left, and Jeffrey Miller (submitted photo)

On left, R.J. Gildea and Jeffrey Miller (submitted photo)

FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 17 banking locations throughout the state, announced the promotions of its Arizona officers:

  • R.J. Gildea, who’s been with FirstBank since 2007, was promoted to senior vice president of the West Valley market
  • Jeffrey Miller, who’s been with the company since 2010 and is located in FirstBank’s Scottsdale location, was promoted to vice president of the Phoenix market.

“We believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work,” stated Kevin Classen, West Valley market president, in a press release. “These officers have not only impacted the company’s overall growth and financial performance, but they’ve also contributed countless hours to nonprofit organizations by joining their boards and regularly volunteering. We appreciate their dedication and are honored we can recognize their accomplishments.”

FirstBank entered the Arizona market in 2007 and grew to more than $700 million in assets. The bank recently hit a major milestone: providing $1 billion in loans for local businesses, nonprofits and residents.

FirstBank provides competitive pay and benefits, including employee-owned stock and tuition reimbursement options, giving all employees access to affordable higher education and a financial stake in the bank’s success. To learn more about FirstBank career opportunities and the company’s Management Trainee Program, visit

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