Chris Youngblood

First Bank

Expert panelist for AVLmeetup's "The State of OUR Economy - 2023 - ." (December 5th, 2023)

Chris Youngblood

Chris Youngblood is a Senior Vice President and Area Executive for First Bank in Asheville. Chris joined First Bank’s Commercial Banking team in January 2020 after 13 years with RBC Bank, and later, PNC Bank’s Business Banking and Corporate & Institutional Banking teams.

He moved to Asheville in 2005 from Nashville, Tennessee, where he started his banking career with AmSouth Bank (now Regions Bank) in 2003. Chris leads a team of commercial bankers in Asheville and focuses primarily in the commercial and industrial space, but is also involved in commercial and multifamily real estate lending, as well.

Outside of the bank, Chris is married to his wife of 23 years, Courtney, whom is the General Manager at WLOS/WMYA-TV. Chris serves on the board of directors for Homeward Bound of WNC and Asheville Music School. Courtney and Chris are both proud graduates of the University of Georgia.