First Bank promotes IngraoPublished 11:06pm Friday, September 27, 2013
First Bank announces that Melissa Ingrao has been promoted to branch manager of the Belhaven and Washington (John Small Avenue) branches.
She previously served as branch manager of the First Bank branch in Belhaven and brings 24 years of personal banking experience to her new position.
Originally from Beaufort County, Ingrao graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School and attended Nash Community College. She also completed the East Carolina University commercial lending program and the NCBA School of Banking in Chapel Hill.
Ingrao, who resides in Bath, is an active member of the Belhaven Rotary Club and the Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. In 2013, she received the Rotarian of the Year award and was named Ambassador of the Year for the chamber.
Ingrao’s promotion brings about a wave of changes in the First Bank region. Head teller Jennifer Harris has been promoted to assistant branch manager at the Washington (John Small Avenue) branch, and teller Brenda Coltrain moves up to assistant branch manager in Belhaven.
Harris is originally from Florence, S.C., but she has lived in Beaufort County for the past three years with her two children.
Coltrain grew up in Pantego and spent 16 years at Wachovia Bank before joining First Bank two years ago.
“We’re pleased to have such a talented team at our branches,” said Regional Executive Brad Mickle. “Ingrao, Harris and Coltrain are proven leaders, and we look forward to seeing how they build upon First Bank’s commitment to this community.”