BATESVILLE -- First Community Bank has promoted Bill Oliva to assistant vice president, Hispanic outreach officer.
Oliva will be assisting the bank's Hispanic customers with all of their financial needs, be it deposits, loans, insurance, business services and more.
Originally from Los Angeles, Oliva moved to Batesville with his mother in 2004. He came to First Community Bank as a senior at Batesville High School participating in JAG, a job placement program, where he began in the maintenance department in 2007.
Shortly afterward he transferred to the marketing department where he spent the next seven years. In 2014, he started working with Community Insurance Professionals, a subsidiary of First Community Bank.
"We are so happy to announce Bill Oliva as assistant vice president of Hispanic outreach. Bill is a shining example of our employees' customer-based focus and community involvement," said Robb Roberts, senior vice president, First Community Bank. "We're thrilled to have him in the Batesville Region spearheading First Community Bank's commitment to serving the banking needs of our growing Hispanic population."
"My mom, Amparo Monzon, was a single mother, and I am her only child," Oliva said. "Mom came to the United States in the 80s where she worked hard for the American dream. She became a resident in the late 80s, and in the mid-90s, she became a citizen. I can honestly say that was one of her biggest achievements."
Oliva said his mother was beyond proud. "My mom struggled with the English language, but she was the hardest working woman I know."
Being the only child of a single parent comes with a lot of responsibility, Oliva said. "I started taking care of her financials at age 11. Having those responsibilities at a young age made me who I am today."
"I truly believe that is where my love for banking and helping others comes. Mom was a two-time breast cancer survivor and a skin cancer survivor. I lost her this year to pancreatic cancer.
"My goal is to help the underserved community and be the bridge that fills the gaps for all of our community," Oliva said. "My wife, Sydney, and I have two boys, and I hope to someday be the mentor to my family that my mom was to me."
For more information about First Community Bank, call 870-612-3400 or visit firstcommunity.net.