First Bank & Trust Company has announced the addition of Chad Pennington to its mortgage division in Virginia as vice president.

In this role, Pennington will work with the company’s mortgage team in the Abingdon and Bristol markets to originate, process, and close mortgage loans including conventional, construction and Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) loan products.

Pennington has spent more than 11 years of his mortgage lending career at a local bank in Virginia as a loan officer. He has a proven track record in sales, banking, and leadership.

“Chad brings experience and innovation to this division that will allow us to continue providing excellence in customer service to our rapidly growing customer base,” said Andy Puckett, senior vice president and mortgage division manager at First Bank & Trust Company. “He is a skilled lending professional who is committed to the needs of his mortgage clients.”