Al Baldwin joined the lending staff at First State Community Bank (FSCB), Washington, late in December.

“We’re thrilled about the new addition to our team,” said Scott Breckenkamp, president of FSCB in Washington.

“Al’s commitment to our area coupled with his knowledge of banking have been an asset to the Pacific community for years,” he said. “For as long as most can remember, Al has been the community banker in Pacific.”

Baldwin has 34 years of banking experience in Pacific, including serving as president and director at BankStar.

In addition to serving customers, he is a member of the Pacific Lions Club and Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce, where he has served in various capacities, including board president.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the great team at First State Community Bank and most excited knowing that my customers are going to be taken care of here,” Baldwin said of his new position.

Since 1954, FSCB has been known for its friendly service, community involvement and sound lending decisions.

FSCB is owned and operated by First State Bancshares Inc., a financial services holding company based in Farmington. It is a full-service financial institution, with a variety of loan and deposit products and services.

The bank also owns First State Insurance Agency (FSIA), a full-service independent insurance agency. Investment and brokerage services are available through First State Financial Management, Inc. (FSFM), a wholly owned subsidiary of First State Bancshares, Inc.