First Community Bank has announced that Fred Holzhauer has been promoted to senior vice president, branch manager/lending for the financial institution’s Cherokee Village location.

Having a total of 18 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, Holzhauer has served as vice president branch manager/lending since joining the bank in 2007.

In addition to generating and managing his commercial lending portfolio, Holzhauer is responsible for overseeing the operations at the branch, while managing resources and staff as well as customer engagement.

“We are excited to recognize Fred for his hard work and commitment to First Community Bank over the past 15 years,” said Boris Dover, president and chief operating officer for First Community Bank. “This promotion is very well-deserved, because he has always been dedicated to our customers and his teammates.”

“I am very humbled by this promotion, and I appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me by our leadership,” said Holzhauer, “I’m extremely proud to work for an organization that always puts community first.”

Holzhauer earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (1985); attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1986); completed the Arkansas Bankers Association Commercial Lending School (2003); and is a graduate of Barret School of Commercial Lending (2009), and Barret School of Banking in Memphis, Tennessee (2010). Holzhauer is an active member of his community where he currently serves on the following boards: Ozarka College board of trustees, Network of Community Options, Sharp County Airport Commission, Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce, and past president and assistant governor of the Quad Cities Rotary Club. Holzhauer and his wife, Melissa, are longtime residents of Sharp County. They have two grown daughters: Peyton Holzhauer and Chandler Sharp; a son-in-law, Brandon Sharp; and a new granddaughter, Holland Elizabeth Sharp. In his free time, Holzhauer enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with his new granddaughter. For more information about First Community Bank, call 870-612-3400 or visit