Jim Holmes Honored by Tennessee Banker’s Association


Elizabethton Banker Among Elite Group Selected as Leaders in Banking Excellence


JOHNSON CITY, TN  – James “Jim” W. Holmes has been named a Leader in Banking Excellence by the Tennessee Bankers Association.  Holmes, who served as President and CEO of Carter County Bank and is currently serving on the board of Bank of Tennessee and BancTenn Corp, is among an elite group that represents Tennessee bankers who have excelled in the areas of banking, community service, and civic involvement.

“Jim’s accomplishments at Carter County Bank are quite noteworthy.  Carter County Bank supported the community by being a great place to work and a sound financial institution.  Jim simply made it happen” said Bill Greene, Chairman of BancTenn Corp.

A Jonesborough, TN, native, Jim Holmes began his banking career in 1970 as a teller at First People Bank in Johnson City. After then serving five years as a state bank examiner, Holmes spent the majority of his career at Carter County Bank in Elizabethton, retiring as President and CEO after 37 years. A respected leader in the Carter County community, Holmes previously served on the Tennessee Bankers Association board of directors, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the ETSU Center of Banking advisory board and was active in the Rotary Club, the Elizabethton/Carter County Association of Business and Industry, and the Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton/Carter County.

“Leaders in Banking Excellence is an initiative by the TBA to recognize and celebrate exceptional bankers throughout Tennessee’s history,” TBA Chairman David Verble said.

“One of the main missions of the Tennessee Bankers Association is to encourage our members to be involved in making our industry better and in making their communities better places to work and live,” said Colin Barrett, TBA president.

Bank of Tennessee, a 900 million dollar locally owned and operated bank, has been serving the greater Tri-Cities area for more than 40 years. Bank of Tennessee. Member FDIC.