Tennessee Bankers

Independent Bankers Division

Organized in 1973, the Independent Bankers Division focuses on the needs and concerns of Tennessee community banks. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, the Division conducts the Independent Bankers Division Convention each fall, plans and conducts the annual Community Bank Directors Conference, and endorses selected products of the Independent Community Bankers Association of America, (ICBA). The chairman of the Independent Bankers Division represents the division on the TBA board of directors.

Independent Bankers Division


Chairman: Terry Eastwood, Executive Vice President, First Farmers and Commercial Bank, Pikeville
Chairman-elect: Jay England, President/CEO, Decatur County Bank, Decaturville
First Vice Chairman: Jim Robinson, President/CEO, Heritage Bank & Trust, Columbia
Second Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer: Adam Robertson, President, Commercial Bank, Harrogate


Doug DeBusk, Executive Vice President, Andrew Johnson Bank, Greeneville
Johnny Law, President/CEO, Citizens Bank, Carthage
Jeremy Washburn, Chief Credit Officer, Community Bank, Lexington.
Jason Holliman, President, Citizens National Bank, Sevierville
Pieter van Vuuren, President/CEO, The First National Bank of Middle Tennessee, McMinnville
Greg Crihfield, President/CEO, The Lauderdale County Bank, Halls
Mark Kline, President/CEO, The First National Bank of Oneida, Oneida
Todd Austin, President/CEO, Citizens Bank, Hartsville
Andy Collins, Chief Credit Officer, Security Bank & Trust Company, Paris

Past Chairmen - Ex-Officio Directors

Kenneth V. Jones, COO/Regional President, First State Bank of the Southeast, New Tazewell
Matt Daniels, President/CEO, Apex Bank, Camden
Philip Calahan, President/CEO, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Manchester

The Independent Bankers Division finds fellowship through participation in:

The Community Banking Conference

Each year, more than 150 bankers across the state come together at the Community Banking Conference (formerly the Independent Bankers Division Convention). The business session on the first day includes a session on a relevant hot topics, followed by a reception for all convention participants.  The business session on the following day covers current issues of interest to community banks and includes the election of division officers and directors.

Independent Bankers Division Contact

Colin Barrett - cbarrett@tnbankers.org
800-964-5525 or 615-244-4871