By Payton Moody

Shawn Childress has recently joined the First National Bank & Trust Co. as an internal auditor. Graduating from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, with a degree in accounting, Childress has years of experience in banking. He has worked in public accounting in Norman for a small certified public accountant firm doing tax and audit and an internal auditor of a small to mid-sized privately-owned bank as well as internal audit manager and assistant vice-president of internal audit of a publicly traded mid-size bank.

Childress’ level of experience and knowledge regarding the functions of banking and accounting makes him well-suited for his role as an internal auditor, which he accepted in May 2021.

“I’ve always enjoyed numbers and working on complex issues with suggestions for improvements,” Childress said. “As an internal auditor, I get the opportunity to work with staff in all positions and departments of the bank.”

Outside of the office, Childress enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his family and friends. Though he has not worked for First National long, Childress had nothing but good things to say about his new co-workers and workplace.

“I enjoy the friendly and team-oriented atmosphere at First National Bank,” Childress said.

First National Bank & Trust Co. of Shawnee and its employees welcome Shawn Childress and know he will do an excellent job as an internal auditor. Find FNB online at