Tennessee Bankers

Amos to Step Down as TBA General Counsel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 27, 2017)  – After nearly 33 years with the Tennessee Bankers Association, veteran counsel Tim Amos announced his plans to leave the organization at the end of the year to start his own legal and governmental affairs consultancy.

“I look back on my career with a sense of great pride and an awareness of the privilege it has been to serve this great organization,” Amos said. “I believe this is a good time to let a new generation step forward in this organization, while leaving me the time to remain engaged in public policy advocacy work.”

Over the course of his career, Amos made a reputation among his peers as a top government relations professional for banking and business issues in Tennessee and Washington, D.C.

Among his accomplishments:

  • Oversaw the geographic evolution of the banking industry from county-only branching to full interstate banking
  • Initiated and passed updates to the Uniform Commercial Code, the backbone of commercial practice
  • Passed revisions to Tennessee’s trust and fiduciary statutes, making Tennessee one of the preferred destinations for the location of trust operations

“There is not a lobbyist in Tennessee who is more respected than Tim,” said Colin Barrett, president of the TBA. “In 2015, the General Assembly honored him for his integrity, professionalism and service to the state. That’s not something they do very often, but it’s indicative of the way Tim has practiced his craft while working on issues important to our industry.”

TBA Chairman and Savannah banker Gordon Majors says Amos leaves a strong legacy for the organization.

“No one is more knowledgeable about banking legislation and regulation than Tim,” Majors said. “He has been a staunch and tireless advocate for our industry, and all bankers in this state are indebted to him for those efforts.”

Amos joined the TBA in 1985 as general counsel. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2001 and to executive vice president in 2015. He also serves as corporate secretary. Prior to joining the TBA, he was an attorney for the Tennessee General Assembly, working with both the Senate and House Commerce committees and the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee.

He received in B.S. degree in business administration in 1974 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; his J.D. degree from the UT College of Law in 1977; and his LLM degree in international law in 1983 from the University of Cambridge, Downing College, Cambridge, England. He attended The Hague Academy of International Law in 1983 and 1984, The Hague, Netherlands.

Amos is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar associations and was elected a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation in 2015.

Amos is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn., and is married to Beth Scott Clayton Amos.


About The Tennessee Bankers Association

The Tennessee Bankers Association is a not-for-profit organization representing all of Tennessee’s commercial banks and thrift institutions. The Association provides continuing education, develops and monitors state and federal legislative agendas, disseminates information on all facets of the financial services industry, and promotes the public image of financial institutions. For more, visit www.TNBankers.org.