First State Community Bank (FSCB) is adding a new Rolla location in June and has named Ernie Kost president of the Rolla market.
Kost has been in the banking industry in the area for more than 32 years, with 29 years in Rolla. During his time in the banking industry, Kost has served as senior vice president, executive officer and bank director.
“Having local leadership in each of our markets has been a huge key to our success,” said Greg Allen, chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to add Ernie to our team and are confident that he will be a good fit for First State Community Bank in Rolla.”
Aside from banking experience, Kost is an active member of Greentree Christian Church and has coached Rolla youth baseball and softball.
“Rolla is a great place to live and raise our family. Our city and county business leaders have made sound decisions to bring new industry and opportunities to our community,” Kost said of the area.
Adding 13 locations in 2013, FCSB attributes its success to its practice of hiring and empowering quality employees within each market it serves.