Young Bankers Division

On August 10, 1960, a delegation of bankers met in the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville to organize a new division of the Tennessee Bankers Association. There was one goal—to groom future leaders of the banking industry in Tennessee.

The Young Bankers Division was created to nurture the professional development of the state’s young bank officers and prepare them to become the industry’s next generation of leaders. It provides a variety of educational opportunities for its members and promotes community awareness of the banking industry.

The success of the Young Bankers Division can be measured through the many leaders in the banking industry, local communities across the state, and the association itself who are products of these efforts. Since the establishment of the Division in 1960, a significant number of bankers who were active in the Young Bankers Division have advanced to become officers, directors, and committee chairmen of the TBA—direct evidence of the division’s continuing success in achieving its goal.


Upcoming Events for Young Bankers Division

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Young Banker's Officers
John Seiber

Vice President Peoples Bank of the South Clinton

Coty Grissom

Vice President/ Loan Officer Homeland Community Bank McMinnville

Brooke Regen
Vice Chairman

Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer First Citizens National Bank Dyersburg

Billie Jo Parker
Immediate Past Chairman

Senior Vice President Area Manager Pinnacle Financial Partners Memphis

East Tennessee Directors
Joe Snyder
Assistant Vice President & Relationship Manager

SmartBank Chattanooga

Wesley Fletcher
VP/City Executive

First Bank and Trust Company Johnson City

Montay Calloway
Vice President, Community Banking Officer III

Tennessee State Bank Sevierville

Middle Tennessee Directors
Jared McCullough
Vice President

First Commerce Bank Lewisburg

Lauren Howell
AVP/Head of Internal Audit

CitizensTri-County Bank Dunlap

Andrew Barrett
Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager

Mountain Commerce Bank Brentwood

West Tennessee Directors
Andrew Sprecher
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Bank3 Memphis

Will Landry
Internal Auditor

The Bank of Fayette County Collierville

Jinny Culpepper
Vice President, Branch Manager

Centennial Bank Humboldt

Young Bankers find fellowship through participation in:

Leadership Convention

The Young Bankers Leadership Convention, typically held in April, is an opportunity for bankers to learn about current industry issues and to acquire leadership skills that will benefit them in both their bank and their community. The convention business program features professional speakers, the election of division officers, and multiple opportunities to build a statewide professional network.

Financial Literacy

The Young Bankers Division has been involved in increasing financial literacy and fiscal responsibility within their communities since 1962 when the division first initiated an aggressive campaign to assist teachers in broadening the public understanding of banking. The Young Bankers Division coordinates Tennessee Financial Literacy Week, a weeklong campaign whereby bankers reach out to students from kindergarten through college, civic and business organizations, and other consumers to help them understand personal economics and money management.

Day on the Hill

Each March, the Young Bankers Division organizes a day at the state capitol. Day on the Hill encourages engagement in the political and regulatory process which ultimately dictates the business climate of Tennessee and its communities. The program gives young bankers the opportunity to observe the General Assembly in session in Nashville. Participants meet with legislators, learn about the processes and procedures of the state’s governing body, tour the Capitol, and attend committee sessions.

Coffee Breaks

Join the Young Bankers Division for a morning filled with networking, caffeine and your fellow young bankers while learning about TBA’s Young Bankers Division. While this event is come-and-go, brief remarks will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

This event is held in conjunction with TBA’s Membership Meetings, hosted by the TBA Chairman and the TBA staff. Stay on-site following the Coffee Break to attend this year’s Membership Meetings to learn about current industry updates and the present areas of focus for the Tennessee Bankers Association. This event begins at 11:30 and concludes by 1 p.m.

A discount is available for young bankers who wish to attend both events.