TENNESSEE BANKERS ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP

July 2019

Mott Ford, chairman and CEO of Commercial Bank & Trust Co. in Memphis, was installed as chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) during ceremonies at the organization’s recent 129th Annual Meeting. More than 600 members of the financial services industry and related businesses attended the convention.

Mott Ford, chairman and CEO of Commercial Bank & Trust Co. in Memphis, was installed as chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) during ceremonies at the organization’s recent 129th Annual Meeting. More than 600 members of the financial services industry and related businesses attended the convention.

As Chairman and CEO, Ford is responsible for the strategic and operating initiatives for Commercial Bank and Trust Company, an institution with banking operations in Memphis, Paris, Union City, and Jackson. Ford currently serves on the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve as well as on several nonprofit boards in the Memphis area.

Ford accepted the chairman’s gavel from John Muse, chairman, president and CEO of Farmers State Bank in Mountain City, who served as TBA chairman for 2018-2019. Muse will remain a member of the Association’s board of directors for the next three years to help ensure continuity of leadership.

Delegates from TBA-member institutions elect new executive officers and new board members each year during the annual convention, with members receiving one vote per charter. Executive officers elected for 2019–2020 are:

  • Chairman—R. Molitor Ford, Jr., chairman and CEO, Commercial Bank & Trust Co., Memphis
  • Chairman-elect—Chris Holmes, president and CEO, FirstBank, Nashville 
  • Vice Chairman—Allen McClary, president and CEO, UBank, Jellico

In addition to the executive officers, TBA members elected one new director from each of the three grand divisions of the state. Directors serve three-year terms on the TBA board. New directors are:

  • East Tennessee—Chris White, president and CEO, Peoples Bank of East Tennessee, Madisonville
  • Middle Tennessee—Mark Hayes, chairman and CEO, First National Bank of Pulaski, Pulaski
  • West Tennessee—Randy Huffstetler, CEO, Greenfield Banking Company, Greenfield

The bankers join existing board members to guide the Association for the next year.

 

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