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William Marsh

William Marsh

Lewisburg Banker to Lead Group
William B. Marsh, chairman and chief executive officer of First Commerce Bank in Lewisburg was installed as chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) during ceremonies at the closing banquet of the organization’s 124th Annual Meeting. Almost 600 members of the financial services industry and related businesses attended the convention.
Marsh accepted the chairman’s gavel from Jeff Agee, president and CEO of First Citizens National Bank, Dyersburg, TN, who served as TBA chairman for 2013-2014. Agee 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 2014–2015 are:
• Chairman – William B. Marsh, chairman and CEO, First Commerce Bank, Lewisburg
• Chairman-elect – David C. Verble, president and CEO, Citizens National Bank, Sevierville
• Vice Chairman – Gordon Majors, president and CEO, The Hardin County Bank, Savannah
• Immediate Past Chairman – Jeffrey D. Agee, president and CEO, First Citizens National Bank, Dyersburg.
In addition to the executive officers, one new director from each of the three grand divisions of the state was elected. Directors serve three-year terms on the TBA board. New directors are:
• East Tennessee – R. Lynn Shipley, Jr, president and CEO, TriSummit Bank, Kingsport,
• Middle Tennessee – Phillip L. Crawford, president and CEO, First Farmers and
Commercial Bank, Pikeville
• West Tennessee – Michael E. Cary, president and CEO, Carroll Bank and Trust, Huntingdon
Delegates also selected West Tennessee banker, H. McCall Wilson, Jr, to fill two years of an unexpired term that became vacant with Majors’ election to vice chairman. Wilson is president and CEO of The Bank of Fayette County, Piperton.
The Tennessee Bankers Association is a not-for-profit organization representing Tennessee’s commercial banks and thrifts. The association provides continuing education, develops and monitors state and federal legislative agendas, disseminates information on all facets of the financial services industry, and promotes the public image of financial institutions. Visit us at our website,

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