On June 3, 2022, 192 bankers, including 26 from Tennessee, received graduation diplomas during the 70th annual two-week session of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.
Sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association and 14 other southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, students traveled from 21 states and Mexico for the 2022 session. The faculty consists of bankers, business and professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the U.S.
Tennessee faculty for the 2022 session included Tennesseans Harvey Church, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Columbia; Dave DeFazio, Strategy Corps, Brentwood; Bill Harter, First Bank, Collierville; Jeff Hudson, First National Bankers Bank, Germantown; Dr. Thomas Payne, Tennessee Tech; Ronny Roberts, ProBank Austin, Brentwood; and Tod Trulove, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Nashville, along with several other faculty who are TBA associate members and on faculty of the TBA’s Southeastern Schools.
Under the leadership of John Naughton, GSB Executive Director, Tennessee members of the Board of Trustees include Colin Barrett, TBA president/CEO, and Scott Cocanougher, First Community Bank of Tennessee, Shelbyville.
Learn more about attending the school and the 2023 session at www.gsblsu.org.
Congratulations to the TBA members and Tennessee-based regulators who received diplomas among the Class of 2022.
Brad Branscum, First Community Bank
Jordan Brown, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions
Westley Burnett, American Bank & Trust
David George Burns, III, Citizens Bank of Lafayette
Houston Ellis Cozart, INSOUTH Bank
Hunter S. DeBerry, Tennessee Distilling Group
Coty Grissom, Homeland Community Bank
Alma Delia Hales, Tennessee Tech University
Jennifer R. Johnson, Mountain Valley Bank
Daniel P. King, Centennial Bank
David K. Knieling, First National Bank of Tennessee
Matthew Aaron Layton, First Vision Bank of Tennessee
Bart Lovvorn, Bank of Lincoln County
Clifford Mahala, Farmers State Bank
Timothy Mann, Bank of Tennessee
Lance D. Markham, Citizens Bank
Ronald. Mark McDougal, Tower Community Bank
William H. Sanders, Planters Bank
Timothy L. Stokely, INSOUTH Bank
Daniel L. Walker, First Vision Bank of Tennessee
Daniel S. Watson, First Community Bank
Joshua D. White, The Farmers Bank
Robert P. Wiles, First Commerce Bank
Brittany Williams, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions
Michael Justin Willis, Wilson Bank & Trust