Bankfirst Financial Services announced that Bob Shearer has joined the Board of Directors. Shearer was appointed at the institution’s November board meeting. A seasoned accounting professional, Shearer has spent his career in serving and assisting financial institutions of all sizes.
“Bob Shearer offers BankFirst a depth of accounting knowledge with his extensive business experience in advising financial institutions in the South. We are pleased to have him join our Board of Directors,” said Moak Griffin, President and CEO of BankFirst.
A Certified Professional Accountant, Shearer works at Smith Shellnut Wilson in Madison, Miss. As part of the financial institutions team, he assists in portfolio management and provides insight into problems and opportunities facing today’s financial institutions. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Prior to joining Smith Shellnut Wilson, he spent his career as a CPA serving and assisting financial institutions of all sizes. Shearer served eight years as an audit partner in charge of the financial institutions practice for BKD, LLP’s Jackson, Mississippi, office.
He was a founding partner of Shearer, Taylor & Co, PA in 1981, where he was managing partner and audit partner.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Shearer earned his bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1974 and his master’s in business administration degree in 1976.