Kirby named to The First banking board

Klein W. Kirby, president of A. Wilbert’s Sons Lumber and Shingle Co. of Plaquemine, La., has been appointed to the board of directors of The First Bancshares, Inc.

“We are honored that Klein has agreed to serve as a director of our bank,” said M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, president and CEO of The First. “Klein is an accomplished business leader and is well known in Louisiana and the Baton Rouge area. He and his family have vast business interests across the state and we look forward to the addition and his management expertise, guidance and wealth of business experience to the board of our company.” 

Kirby has recently resigned from his position on the Board of Directors of Iberville Bank due to the recent bank sale to The First.