John Shepardson serves as First Bank’s Chief Administrative Officer, working directly with the Bank’s Compliance, Legal, Bank Secrecy Act, Human Resources, and Enterprise Risk Management teams. Additionally, John helps facilitate the bank’s growth strategy through coordination and planning of post-merger integration initiatives and various process improvement initiatives across the bank’s operations.
John is a former Executive Director with Ernst & Young, and also worked as a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen. In all, John has over 19 years of progressive experience providing management consulting services, 12 of which were spent with “Big 4” professional service firms.
John earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
Kimberly Cerasi is the Senior Vice President and Human Resources Officer at First Bank. She is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function and her HR team. She oversees the Bank's benefits administration, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.
A resident of Hamilton, New Jersey, Ms. Cerasi earned a Management Certification from Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Rider College in Lawrence, New Jersey.