Board of Regents 2018-2019

Matt Arnold
2016 Class Representative
Vice President
Community State Bank of MO
Troy, MO

Jimbo Boyd
Central Region CEO
Southern Bancorp
West Helena, AR

Rob Braswell
President/CEO
Community Bankers Assn. of Georgia Atlanta, GA

Claudia L. Bratcher
Executive Vice President
Arvest Bank
Fort Smith, AR

Shane Clayton
Executive Vice President
First Choice Bank
Pontotoc, MS

Dr. Deborah A. Cole
President/CEO
Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Co.
Nashville, TN

Tim Compton
President/CEO
Traditions Bank
Cullman, AL

David Crader
President/CEO
The Bank of Missouri
Perryville, MO

Boris Dover
President/COO
First Community Bank
Batesville, AR

Byron Earnheart
Programming Director
Barret School of Banking
Memphis, TN

Katya Farmer
2018 Class Representative
Product Training/Project Specialist
Arvest Bank
Lowell, AR

Carolyn E. (Betsy) Flynn
Chairman/President/CEO
Community Financial Services Bank
Benton, KY

Lisa Foley
Executive Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Memphis, TN

Reg Germany
Bank Consultant
Germantown, TN

Jeffrey C. Gerrish
Attorney and Consultant
Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC
Memphis, TN

Ashley Gordon
Registrar
Barret School of Banking
Memphis, TN

Jim S. Gowen, Jr.
President/CEO
Merchants & Planters Bank
Newport, AR

Steve Handke
President/CEO
Union State Bank
Everest, KS

David E. Hayes
President/CEO
Security Bank
Dyersburg, TN

Gene Henson
President – Memphis/
North Mississippi Region
Trustmark National Bank
Memphis, TN

Robert Herrera
Market President
First Western Bank
Booneville, AR

Michael B. Hobbs
Community Bank President
FM Bank
Dexter, MO

Christopher M. Kelley
Executive Director
Barret School of Banking
Memphis, TN

Danny Kelly
President/CEO
The HomeTown Bank of Alabama
Oneonta, AL

Art Kniffen
President/CEO
Bank of Hillsboro
Hillsboro, MO

Lindsay LaNore
Group Executive Vice President
Community Banker University
ICBA
Sauk Centre, MN

Sam P. McClatchy, Jr.
President/CEO
First State Bank
Holly Springs, MS

Joe Miles
President
Integrity First Bank
Mountain Home, AR

Shawn Mitchell
President/CEO
Community Bankers Assn. of Kansas
Topeka, KS

Jennifer Nunley
Executive Vice President/COO
Security Bank
Dyersburg, TN

Chris Padgett
Executive Director
Arkansas Community Bankers
Little Rock, AR

Robert L. Palmer
President/CEO
Community Bankers Assn. of Ohio
Columbus, OH

Sam Potts
Executive Vice President/Investments
Renasant Bank
Tupelo, MS

James L. Reber
President/CEO
ICBA Securities
Memphis, TN

Jeanie Rittenberry
Director/Marketing & Communications
FirstBank
Nashville, TN

Matt Ruge
Executive Director
Missouri Independent Bankers Assn.
Liberty, MO

Douglas Scarboro
SVP/Regional Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Memphis Branch
Memphis, TN

Ray Skinner
Executive Vice President
Highlands Bancshares
Abingdon, VA

Milton B. Smith
Chairman/President/CEO
First National Bank
Walnut Ridge, AR

Ray Smith
Executive Vice President
Renasant Bank
Tupelo, MS

Jim Strickland
2017 Class Representative
Vice President
BankSouth
Watkinsville, GA

Donna Tanner
Executive Director
Community Bankers of West Virginia
Beckley, WV

David W. Thompson
President/CEO
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
Troy, MO

Brian Walhood
Executive Vice President/
Chief Sales Officer
BancorpSouth
Memphis, TN

Regents Emeriti:

M. E. Bond
Germantown, TN

Aubrey Earnheart
Senior Vice President/
Problem Asset Management
Regional Manager
Regions Bank
Memphis, TN

Jim S. Gowen, Sr.
Chairman
Merchants & Planters Bank
Newport, AR

John T. Hampton
Chairman/CEO
First Western Bank
Booneville, AR

Forrest N. Jenkins
Marion, AR

William H. Lovell III
Cordova, TN

Tom Martin
Olive Branch, MS

Buddy R. Montgomery
Chairman/President/CEO
First National Bank
Pontotoc, MS

Frank W. Oldham, Jr.
Boerne, TX

Kenneth W. Plunk
Germantown, TN

Claude H. Springfield III
Tupelo, MS

Richard G. Trammell
Hot Springs, AR

Tom A. Wright
Destin, FL

Barret School of Banking
650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 321-4000
Email: barret@barret.ws

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