James H. Rieniets Elected 2023-2024 TBA Chairman

Jim Rieniets, president and CEO of InsBank in Nashville, was installed as chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association during ceremonies at the closing banquet on Tuesday, June 20. Rieniets accepted the chairman’s gavel from H. McCall Wilson, Jr., president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County in Piperton. Wilson 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 2023–2024 are:

  • Chairman—James H. Rieniets, President and CEO, InsBank, Nashville
  • Chairman-Elect—Billy Carroll, President and CEO, SmartBank, Knoxville
  • Vice Chairman—Gene Henson, Regional Director, Trustmark National Bank, Memphis

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 Director—Chris Reece, CEO, Johnson County Bank, Mountain City
  • Middle Tennessee Director—Martin Haggard, President and CEO, Wayne County Bank, Waynesboro
  • West Tennessee Director—Judy Long, President and COO, First Citizens National Bank, Dyersberg

With the election of the new directors, three directors rotated off of the board. Completing their terms of service were:

  • Tyler Clinch, President and CEO, First Community Bank of East Tennessee, Kingsport
  • Gay Dempsey, CEO, Bank of Lincoln County, Fayetteville
  • David Prince, President and CEO, INSOUTH Bank, Brownsville

Continuing their terms on the board are:

  • Andy Nash, president and CEO, The Farmers Bank, Portland
  • Phillip Renfroe, president and CEO, Community Bank, Lexington
  • Wright Cox, president and CEO, BankTennessee, Collierville
  • Scott Cocanougher, CEO, First Community Bank of Tennessee, Shelbyville
  • Robert Barger, president and CEO, First Century Bank, Tazewell

As TBA’s governing body, members of the board are always available for members to share questions, thoughts, or suggestions concerning the TBA and the banking industry. Click here for a complete list of TBA leadership.

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