Have You Heard the News?
Roy L. Harmon, CEO of Bank of Tennessee, announces retirement
Kingsport, TN – Roy L. Harmon, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Tennessee and divisions Carter County Bank and Mountain Community Bank, announces his retirement from the company.
Born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, Harmon attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He began a long, successful career in the financial industry in 1976 at Arthur Anderson & Company, in Chattanooga. In 1980, he served in various roles at First American Regional Bank (now Regions Bank) in Knoxville including CFO, CCO and Manager of Business Banking. His career with Bank of Tennessee began in 1991, where he led the company as CEO and Chairman of the Board. During Harmon’s tenure, he oversaw the company’s expansion in to Middle Tennessee and Knoxville markets, multiple branch redesigns, the bank’s growth to over 1 billion in assets, as well as leading the company to the most profitable year in the bank’s history in 2018.
“The employees and customers of Bank of Tennessee have been blessed by the leadership of Mr. Harmon,” said Dale Fair, President and Chief Operating Officer. Fair continued, “His devotion to this company, to our staff, and to our customers is clear and felt by all. Mr. Harmon leaves Bank of Tennessee one of the most profitable, stable financial institutions in the state of Tennessee, and much of that is due to his guidance.”
Bank of Tennessee’s Management Team and Board of Directors has an established succession plan with Dale Fair stepping in to the role as CEO.
Harmon has also been a community leader and advocate for many organizations that make a positive impact on the entire state of Tennessee including Kingsport Alderman, Chairman of Funfest, Public Art Committee for the City of Kingsport, founding member of Friends in Need Health Clinic, the Tennessee Lottery Board, Rotary, World President’s Organization and the Tennessee Society of CPAs, to name just a few.
Harmon, and his wife, Liza, have three children and 4 grandchildren living across the United States. They both look forward to spending more time with their growing family.
Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned and operated financial institution headquartered in Northeast Tennessee with over 1 billion in assets. For more information visit www.bankoftennessee.com. Member FDIC.
American Banker’s Best Banks to Work for 2018
BOT Employees Lose 709lbs; Local Animal Shelters Will Gain It
Annual Carter County Shred Day, April 14, 2018
Drive Thru plus Now in Johnson City, TN
Burleson Construction Recognized for Construction of the Bank of Tennessee
Carter County Bank Drive Thru Plus
FHLB Check Presentation
Bank of Tennessee Named Best Bank to Work For in 2017
More Company News »
William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium Announcement
Bank of Tennessee Breaks Ground on New Knoxville Location
Bank of Tennessee Volunteers for Regional Week of Caring
United Ways of Northeast TN Kick Off Regional Week of Caring
Introducing Drive Thru plus
Now Open: Mt. Juliet Permanent Location
Tennessee Education Lottery has Raised more than 3.9 Billion for Education
Bank of Tennessee Invests in Employee Health and Wellness
Bank of Tennessee Assets Reach One Billion
Main Office Groundbreaking
Duncan I. Street Scholarship
Young Bankers Division Elect New Leadership
Nashville, Tenn., April 15, 2019—The Tennessee Bankers Association’s Young Bankers Division elected new 2019-2020 officers and directors during the organization’s Leadership Convention, which took place April 7-9 in Chattanooga.
Delegates elected the following bankers to serve as officers:
• Chairman—Samuel L. Short, Senior Vice President/Senior Lender, Southern Bank of Tennessee, Mount Juliet
• Chairman-elect—Derrick Whitten, Vice President, The Hardin County Bank, Savannah
• Vice Chairman—Michael J. Saporito, II, Senior Vice President, Mountain Commerce Bank, Knoxville
• Immediate Past Chairman—Joshua D. Lane, Vice President & Knoxville Market Executive, First National Bank of Oneida, Knoxville
As chairman of the division, Short will serve as an ex-officio member of the Tennessee Bankers Association board of directors.
“It is an honor to serve as the chairman of the TBA Young Bankers Division, which has been shaped over the last 50 years by some of the most respected bankers in Tennessee,” Short stated. “As in many industries, banks are looking to identify and groom the next generation of leaders. The Young Bankers Division has a well-established track record of providing the network and professional development skills bankers need to be effective and influential leaders in their banks and communities.”
In addition to the four executive officers, the Young Bankers Division is governed by a nine-member board composed of three directors from each of the three grand divisions of the state—East, Middle, and West. Directors serve a three-year term with one director from each of the grand divisions rotating off each year and is replaced by a newly elected banker from the same division.
Directors elected to the board during this year’s convention were:
• East Tennessee—Debbie Reid, Assistant Controller, Citizens Tri-County Bank, Soddy Daisy
• Middle Tennessee—Coty Grissom, Loan Officer, Homeland Community Bank, McMinnville
• West Tennessee—Lauren Smith, Vice President/Risk Management, Decatur County Bank, Decaturville
Fulfilling one-year of a vacated term in East Tennessee is Jared Palazzola, Senior Vice President, Bank of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Read More »
Bankers who have completed their three-year terms and rotated off the board were:
• Middle Tennessee—Justin Nipper, Assistant Vice President/Risk Officer/Credit Analyst, The Farmers Bank, Portland
• East Tennessee—Mark Bryan, Vice President, Commercial Lending, SouthEast Bank, Farragut
Directors continuing to serve out their terms on the board are:
• James J. Fuller, Branch Manager/Lender, SmartBank, Tullahoma
• Billie Jo Parker, Managing Director, Renasant Bank, Memphis
• John Seiber, Business Development Manager/Loan Officer, Peoples Bank of the South, Clinton
• Misty Sharp, Vice President/Marketing Director/Internal Audit BSA, Centennial Bank, Medina
• Race Wilson, Branch Manager, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, Lewisburg
The Young Bankers Division was established in 1960 and is devoted to preparing Tennessee’s young bank officers to become the industry’s next generation of leaders.
The members of the division represent financial institutions across the state of Tennessee. In addition to the two-day professional development conference, Leadership Convention, the division hosts the Young Bankers’ Day on the Hill. This program reinforces the importance of involvement in the TBA’s government relations activities. During this annual event, bankers spend a day at the Capitol in Nashville engaging in the legislative process and learning about how the General Assembly functions.
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.
SOURCE Tennessee Bankers Association
Adam Snapp Joins Treasury Team in Johnson City, TN
Dustin Brown Joins Business Banking Team in Unicoi, TN
David Haynes Joins Bank of Tennessee for Knoxville Expansion
Garland “Bubba” Evely Honored with Leaders in Christian Service Award
Jason Loggins New Wilson County Market President
Andrew McKeehan appointed as Carter County Market President
Chamber Honors William B. Greene Jr. with 3rd Amzi Smith Award Recipient
Nell King Bieger Board Announcement
Joe Carr selected as 2016 Chamber Chair
In observance of Labor Day, our branches, ITMs and Customer Care Center will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019. You can still bank with us anytime by using our ATMs, Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit and Fingertip Banking. Thank you for your business!
Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019
Columbus Day: Monday, October 14, 2019
Veterans’ Day: Monday, November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25, 2019