Archie Brown is the President and CEO of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank, and was appointed to this role on April 1, 2018.
Previously, he served as the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of MainSource Financial Group, during which time he led the company to significant growth. Archie’s 35 years of industry experience covers all facets of banking, including executive and business line management, investor relations, and bank acquisitions and integrations.
Archie is a Member of the State of Ohio Banking Commission. He also is an active volunteer in the Greater Cincinnati community. He serves on the Executive Committee for the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) Board of Directors. He is a member of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, a member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and is chair of the 2019 United Way of Greater Cincinnati campaign.
Archie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University.
Archie was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife Sharen have two adult children and are residents of Cincinnati.