First Community Bancshares in Bluefield, Va., has promoted John M. Mendez, 45, to president and chief executive officer and Robert L. Buzzo to president of its First Community Bank subsidiary.Mr. Mendez had been chief financial officer of the corporation since 1985. He was also vice president of finance and chief administrative officer of First Community Bank.

Mr. Buzzo, 50, has worked for First Community and its predecessor since 1973, most recently as chief executive officer of the bank's Bluefield division.

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