Meet Michael Estes
Job Duties: Commercial Relationship Manager
Years of Experience: I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with several well-known financial institutions over the years. For the past 15 years I have worked in various commercial banking roles in the TriCities area.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Mercer University, 1995 and Master of Business Administration from Mercer University, 1997
Family: Married to wife Kristi for 22 years, and have 2 children, Taryn-12 and Aidan-9
Volunteer Activities: Currently I serve as Committee Chair for Wednesday Night Matters at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Member of Finance Committee of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and Finance Committee for the Johnson City Conference of the United Methodist Church. I have also held positions on the Boards of Family Promise of Johnson City, United Way and Rotary Club, as well as Coach for Johnson City Little League and Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Upward basketball
Quote: I have a true passion for what I do and love to work with businesses to help them achieve their financial goals. There is nothing like seeing money in action – helping produce new infrastructure, products and most importantly jobs for our community. If you can align your passions with someone else’s needs you can make wonders happen. Clients can detect this mostly through your aptitude and attitude. We must be competent in our abilities to solve problems and always show an enthusiastically positive attitude!
Best Advice: Each morning we wake up, we have a choice to make
– always choose Joy!
Fun Fact About Me: My family is the most important thing in my life and I truly enjoy every minute that I am with them. My wife and I feel it is important to introduce our children to different cultures – so we enjoy traveling the country and the world. When my children were still very young I asked each one to pick one place in the world that they would like to see and I promised them that I would show it to them. My daughter chose the Eiffel Tower and my son chose the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In 2014 we traveled to Paris and I was able to fulfill that promise to my daughter and this summer we will travel to Italy so that I can fulfill the promise made to my son.
Office Location: Med Tech Branch