Tennessee Bankers

Leaders in Banking Excellence

Leaders in Banking Excellence is a celebration of exceptional bankers throughout Tennessee’s history. This is an opportunity to honor those leaders who have helped shape the Tennessee banking industry through permanent recognition in the building’s structure.

TBA will accept applications from all member banks. Leaders in Banking Excellence is open to Tennessee bankers who have excelled in one or more of the following areas:

• Banking
• Community service
• Civic involvement

The TBA board of directors carefully reviews all recommendations and approves bankers who exemplify the values of the Tennessee Bankers Association.

Leaders in Banking Excellence honorees are permanently displayed in the TBA headquarters. Due to the prominent location of the Leaders in Banking Excellence display, the honorees are viewed by all TBA visitors, including TBA members, Financial PSI customers, and members of other organizations using the Barrett Training Center.

 

Download the Leaders in Banking Excellence nomination form

Visit the Leaders in Banking Excellence Dedication 2017 Photo Gallery


Honored Leaders in Banking Excellence

William Agee
National Bank of Tennessee
Newport

Timothy L. Amos
Tennessee Bankers Association
Nashville

Billy P. Atkins
Legends Bank
Clarksville

George L. Atwood
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Trezevant

James W. Ayers
FirstBank
Lexington

H. Glenn Barker
Citizens Tri-County Bank
Dunlap

Bradley L. Barrett
Tennessee Bankers Association
Nashville

Andrew Benedict
First American National Bank
Nashville

W.G. Birdwell, Jr.
Citizens Bank
Carthage

Jack Bulliner
First State Bank, a division of Clayton Bancorp, Inc
Henderson

William Y. Carroll, Sr.
SmartBank
Pigeon Forge

Billy M. Cary
Carroll Bank & Trust
Huntingdon

J. Barry Cary
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Trezevant

John C. Clark
First State Bank
Union City

Randall Clemons
Wilson Bank & Trust
Lebanon

William H. Crabtree, Sr.
Union National Bank
Fayetteville

James T. "Jimmy" Cox
First National Bank of Pulaski
Pulaski

Parmenas Cox
First National Bank
Pulaski

Charles E. Darnell
Citizens Bank
Lafayette

William Ron DeBerry
Commerce Union Bancshares
Springfield

Thomas B. Duncan
Union Bank
Jamestown

James E. Elder
People's Bank and Trust Company of Pickett County
Byrdstown

James S. England
Decatur County Bank
Decaturville

James R. Fitzhugh
Bank of Ripley
Ripley

Sam Fleming
Third National Bank
Nashville

R. Molitor Ford, Sr.
Commercial Bank & Trust Co
Memphis

Thomas M. Garrott
National Commerce Financial Corporation
Memphis

Charles R. Gleghorn
Bank of Lincoln County
Fayetteville

William “Bill” Greene, Jr.
Carter County Bank, and Bank of Tennessee
Kingsport

Dotson R. Guinn
Northern Bank of Tennessee
Clarksville

Larry M. Haggard
Wayne County Bank
Waynesboro

Martin L. Haggard, Sr.
Wayne County Bank
Waynesboro

Rick Hart
Renasant Bank
Nashville

Thomas Hayes
TriStar Bank
Dickson

Waymon L. Hickman
First Farmers and Merchants Bank
Columbia

Billy F. Hicks
First Community Bank of Bedford County
Shelbyville

James W. "Jim" Holmes
Carter County Bank
Elizabethton

Meade C. Hopkins
Bank of Frankewing
Frankewing

Kenneth C. Howell
First Freedom Bank
Lebanon

Gordon E. Inman
Fifth Third Bank, NA
Franklin

Robert W. Jones
First National Bank
McMinnville

Keith A. Ketterman
National Bank of Tennessee
Newport

Ben S. Kimbrough
Bank of America
Nashville

Charles C. King, III
National Commerce Financial Corporation
Memphis

Joe LaPorte, Jr.
Citizens Bank
Elizabethton

Fred R. Lawson
BankEast
Knoxville

Ed C. Loughry, Jr.
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Murfreesboro

Robert A. McCabe, Jr.
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Nashville

William E. "Willie" McDonald
Third National Bank,
SunTrust Bank, and
CedarStone Bank

Sydney C. McGrew
First Community Bank of Bedford County
Shelbyville

J. N.  “Nick”  McGuire, Jr.
Foothills Bank and Trust
Maryville

W. David Major
Bank of the South
Mt. Juliet

Gordon Majors
The Hardin County Bank
Savannah

William B. Marsh
First Commerce Bank
Lewisburg

F. Stephen (Steve) Miller
SouthEast Bank & Trust
Athens

Virgil H. Moore, Jr.
First Farmers and Merchants Bank
Columbia

Donald E. Moser
CedarStone Bank
Lebanon

John H. Muse
Farmers State Bank
Mountain City

David R. Nunn
Bank of Halls
Halls

Kenneth W. Plunk
Union Planters Bank, NA
Memphis

Scott L. Probasco, Jr.
SunTrust Bank
Chattanooga

R. Stan Puckett
GreenBank
Greeneville

James A. Rainey
Sovran Bank
Nashville

H. Elmer Richerson
Wilson Bank & Trust
Lebanon

Oscar Robertson
Commercial Bank
Harrogate

Ronald L. Samuels
Avenue Bank
Nashville

Gary L. Scott
PrimeTrust Bank
Nashville

James H. "Preacher" Shelton
Somerville Bank & Trust Company
Somerville

Wayne Shirley
Citizens Bank & Trust Company of Grainger County
Rutledge

James Sam Short
Southern Bank of Tennessee
Mt. Juliet

Debbie Cole Small
Community Bank & Trust
Ashland City

C. Ann Smith
Citizens Tri-County Bank
Dunlap

William “Bill” Smith
Bank of Commerce
Woodbury

T. Randy Stevens
First Farmers & Merchants Bank
Columbia

Donna Stone
First Community Bank of Bedford County
Shelbyville

Sammy Stuard
F&M Bank
Clarksville

Michael B. Swain
The First National Bank of Oneida
Oneida

W.H. Swain, Sr.
The First National Bank of Oneida
Oneida

Billy B. Tines
Carroll Bank & Trust
Huntingdon

M. Terry Turner
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Nashville

Robert T. VanHooser
Wilson Bank & Trust
Lebanon

John R. Wallace
F&M Bank
Clarksville

Jack O. Weatherford
Midsouth Bank
Murfreesboro

Daniel M. Weber
First State Bank
Union City

Con T. Welch
Citizens Bank
Savannah

Steve White
Community South
Parsons

Charles Herbert Whitfield, Sr.
Greene County Bank
Greeneville

Eddie Whitlow
The Hardin County Bank
Savannah

Hugh M. Willson
Citizens National Bank
Athens

Paul G. Willson
Citizens National Bank
Athens

Charles P. Wilson
Foundation Bank, a Division of McKenzie Banking Company
McKenzie

Katie S. Winchester
First Citizens National Bank
Dyersburg