Sonya Burks, Vice President and Real Estate Production Manager for First Citizens National Bank, recently announced the addition of Kevin Blankenship to the bank’s Mortgage Loan/Real Estate division as Mortgage Loan Originator for Middle Tennessee. “With 25 years of mortgage lending experience, FirstCNB is thrilled for Kevin to join our team in Middle TN,” states Burks.

Blankenship received his Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University. He began his mortgage banking career in 1993 as a loan closer and quickly advanced to loan processor. He has held various positions within the industry, including Secondary Marketing Manager, President of Mortgage Lending, and Branch Manager. Blankenship serves as 2018 Vice President of the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association

Blankenship is a native of Bowling Green, KY. He and his wife, Neeka, currently live in Franklin, TN with their son, Kevin Chase. They are active members of Clearview Baptist Church.

You may contact Kevin Blankenship by calling 615.550.2254, by e-mailing, or by visiting the FirstCNB Cool Springs Financial Center at 9045 Carothers Parkway.

First Citizens National Bank operates from 24 locations in Tennessee. Established in 1889 in Dyer County, the bank today has approximately $1.7 Billion in assets and serves markets throughout 11 Tennessee counties. FirstCNB is a full service community bank offering deposit, lending, wealth management, cash management, trust, insurance, and investments. For more information, visit