Tennessee Bankers

TBA Independent Bankers Division Elects New Officers & Directors

LaFollette Banker Elected President of TBA Independent Bankers Division

W. Logan Hickman, Jr, executive vice president of Peoples Bank of the South in LaFollette, is the newly elected president of the Independent Bankers Division of the Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA). Hickman was elected during the group's annual convention, held October 30 and 31 in Nashville, TN. More than 150 persons attended the convention, which attracts community bankers from across Tennessee.

Hickman succeeded Ted Williams in the division's top office. As a past president, Williams, who is president/CEO of TriStar Bank in Dickson, will continue to sit on the division's board of directors for three years.
Delegates to the Independent Bankers Division convention elected the following community bankers to serve as officers for 2014-2015:

  • President – W. Logan Hickman, Jr, executive vice president, Peoples Bank of the South, LaFollette
  • President-elect – Phillip Renfroe, president/CEO, Community Bank, Lexington
  • First Vice President – Bill Yoder, president/CEO, Southern Community Bank, Tullahoma
  • Second Vice President – Kenneth V. Jones, president/CEO, Citizens Bank, New Tazewell
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Philip Calahan, president/CEO, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Manchester

In addition to executive officers, each year convention delegates elect one director from each of the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee to replace three directors who rotate off the board.

New directors elected to three-year terms on the board during this convention were:

  • East Tennessee – Jack B. Allen, president/CEO, Citizens National Bank, Athens
  • Middle Tennessee – Gay Dempsey, executive vice president, Bank of Lincoln County, Fayetteville
  • West Tennessee – Wright Cox, president, BankTennessee, Collierville

In addition, Mark Holder, executive vice president, TNBANK, Oak Ridge, was elected to serve the remaining two years of East Tennessee director Ken Jones's term. Jones was elected second vice president.

As president of the Independent Bankers Division, Hickman also will sit as an ex-officio member of the Tennessee Bankers Association board of directors for 2014--2015. The TBA board is responsible for establishing the overall goals, policies, and activities of the association.

The Independent Bankers Division of the Tennessee Bankers Association was organized in 1973 to represent the interests of Tennessee's community banks in areas such as legislation and education.

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