Board of Directors

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Phyllis Brown

Ms. Brown grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and is a graduate of Roanoke Business College and College of Virginia with a Business Finance degree. She has had many years of experience in accounting and finance and served as Director of Accounting at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center from 1983 to 1992, and Controller of Four Rivers Medical Center in Selma, Alabama from 1992 to 1996. Ms. Brown joined Marshall Medical Center here in Lewisburg 1996 as Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer. Since 2007 she has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Medical Center. Ms. Brown is very active in both professional and community affairs including Healthcare Associations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club. She is currently serving on the Lewisburg Industrial Board and attends the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

John O. Chunn

John O. Chunn

Mr. Chunn attended the University of Tennessee and served in and retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard. He has worked for Heil Quaker Corp., in Lewisburg, with International Nuclear, and with Avco Aerostructures Division. Mr. Chunn has been engaged in a number of construction-related businesses, including a number of commercial buildings. On January 1, 1979 Mr. Chunn formed Truette Construction Co, which is located in Marshall County and continues to operate.


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Thomas H. Hawkins, IV

Mr. Hawkins attended Murray State University and received his degree in print management. He began his career with Lewisburg Printing after college and became CEO in 2002. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Printing Industry Association of the South. Mr. Hawkins is very active in his community and served as a past president for the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.

Allen L. Henderson, Jr.

Allen L. Henderson, Jr.

Mr. Henderson attended Martin College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Tennessee Technical University. Mr. Henderson owns a number of businesses, including Lewisburg Industrial and Welding, Inc., located in Lewisburg, which he founded in 1971. He is the president of that company. In addition, he operates the NAPA Automotive Parts store in Lewisburg.

Jason D. Jent

Mr. Jent is a 1995 graduate of David Lipscomb University. After college and before moving back to Marshall County, Mr. Jent was a salesman for Interior Design Services, Inc. in Brentwood, Tennessee. After working as a realtor for 15 years, in 2011 he became the owner of David Jent Realty & Auction. Mr. Jent is very active in his community and served as Past President of the Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors and President of the Rocket Baseball Diamond Club in Chapel Hill.

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David Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He returned to Lewisburg to work in the family business, Southern Carton Company, Inc., becoming President in 1987. Mr. Kennedy is involved in several community activities including the Industrial Development Board and is the present Chairman of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board.

W. B. Marsh

W. B. Marsh

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of First Commerce Bank and First Commerce Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Marsh received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1973. He is also a graduate of the School of Banking held at Vanderbilt University and of the Mid-South School of Banking at the University of Memphis. He attended the Executive Development School at Rhodes College in 1988-89. Since that time he has had extensive financial institution experience in Marshall County, Tennessee. Mr. Marsh is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg and served as Chairman of the Board from 1992 until 2001. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Lewisburg Water and Sewer Department. Mr. Marsh is the past Chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association and is currently serving on its board of directors. He has held a variety of other positions in city and non-profit organizations.

James L. Russell, Jr.

James L. Russell, Jr.

Mr. Russell graduated from Columbia State Community College in 1973 with an Associates Degree in Business and from Middle Tennessee State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Economics and Finance. He joined Russell Vending Service in 1976, where he has served in a wide variety of roles, including human relations, accounting, data processing, electronics and others. He is owner of Russell Catering and has been extensively involved in the social and business community of Lewisburg and Marshall County for many years.

Robert E. Wiles, Jr.

Robert E. Wiles, Jr.

President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and the Bank

Mr. Wiles attended Vanderbilt University on a baseball scholarship and received his degree in Business Administration in 1977. Mr. Wiles has extensive experience in the retail and financial sectors and worked with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He graduated from both the Tennessee School of Banking at Vanderbilt University and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is past president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and past Chairman of the Board of Wee Care, Inc.