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Barry Jones Joins First Choice Loan Services Inc.

Barry Jones | Regional Vice President, South East

AUBURN, AL (November 12, 2018) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announces the addition of Barry Jones as regional vice president of the south east division based in Auburn, Alabama.


Jones began his career in the mortgage industry in 2000 as a branch manager with Charter Bank Mortgage. He then expanded his experience serving in leadership roles at Countrywide Home Loans, Supreme Lending and InterLinc Mortgage Services.


Jones reasons for this professional move are clear.


“I get a lot of joy and fulfillment out of the work that I do. I actually have a lot of fun helping families achieve the American dream of homeownership. As fun as it is, though, I take my work very seriously, especially when I make a decision to find a new professional home. My top priority is making sure that my clients and business partners will continue to receive the service beyond belief that they deserve. I’m confident that with First Choice Loan Services, they will,” said Jones. “The leadership of First Choice Loan Services is extremely driven with a clear vision. This is reflected in how the company recently has been named Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine, ranked as one of the Fifty Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine and ranked for Top Overall Volume by the Scotsman Guide. This is the type of strength, stability and momentum that I’m excited to join.”


First Choice Loan Services’ Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is very proud about the addition of Jones to the First Choice Loan Services team.


“Barry is a perfect fit with the First Choice Family. He brings a very solid history in the mortgage business, but even more exciting is the strong vision he has for the future. He is deeply dedicated to Auburn and the surrounding communities. The supporting departments at First Choice Loan Services are all eager and ready to help him continue to build on his success in these markets as he expands his team,” said Iley. “We are confident Barry will accomplish tremendous things as he introduces First Choice Loan Services to the home buyers, homeowners and business partners of Alabama.”


Jones graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Applied Economics and from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Banking, Finance and Financial Management Services. A long-time resident of Auburn, he lives there with his wife Elizabeth and their two children, Taylor and Gleason. He can be reached at or by calling 334.524.5363.




About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 33 locations across 12 states and over 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York.  To learn more about First Choice, visit


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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