October 22, 2015
Tennessee State Bank Adds New Position
Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank, recently announced that Lassiter (Hurst) Denton has returned to TSB as the Retail Branch Administrator. Denton has five and a half years banking experience and previously worked with TSB at their Newport Branch. “Lassiter’s knowledge and enthusiasm for banking will be a great contribution to our staff and company,” says Proffitt. “I am pleased that she decided to return and be part of our team.”
Denton is a 2005 graduate of Sevier County High School. She received her undergraduate at Carson-Newman College and graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. Lassiter went through the FDIC Training Program, Introduction to Examination School and Conference of State Bank Supervisors Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Examiner Course.
“Coming back to TSB is truly like coming home. I am so grateful and blessed with the opportunity to not only be back with this company, but to also be able to serve the community I grew up in and love. I am looking forward to helping the bank, its branches and employees,” says Denton.
August 21, 2015
TSB Makes Large Donation to Friends of the Smokies
Vice President of Marketing, Lisa Radmore and local artist Robert A. Tino presented Friends of the Smokies with a $15,860 check at WBIR Friends Across the Smokies Telethon earlier this month.
This donation was made possible by the annual contribution of TSB customers who carry the Smoky Mountain Debit and Credit Charity Cards. All proceeds are donated to Friends of the Smokies. Each card features stunning artwork by Robert A. Tino, depicting the beautiful Smoky Mountains. For an annual contribution of $10, TSB customers can elect to carry one of these beautiful credit or debit cards.
“We are honored to support this organization that does so much for the beautiful mountains we call home. I am grateful for our customers who chose to contribute and for Robert who shared his talent to make this all possible,” said Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank.
Friends of the Smokies assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds, increasing public awareness and providing volunteers for needed projects. TSB employees recently volunteered in a restoration project on the Alum Cave trail in partnership with this organization.
August 20, 2015
Show Who You Root for with School Spirit Debit Cards
As the high school football season begins, Tennessee State Bank customers can now elect to carry a School Spirit Debit Card showcasing the Sevier County high school they support. Each eye-catching card displays the school mascot and colors so there is no mistaking who you root for. Of the annual $10 contribution, TSB donates 100% of proceeds to the school.
“These cards are a great way to take pride in your community and raise money for your school. Every time you make a purchase with your debit card, there’s no hiding who you’re rooting for,” said Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank.
Tennessee State Bank has other opportunities to help families of students. For students preparing for college, TSB customers may opt to join Benefits Plus® to gain access to scholarship opportunities. Benefits Plus is available for a low monthly fee of $6 and offers customers access to identity restoration services, travel discounts and more.
February 24, 2015
Tennessee State Bank announces promotions
Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank, recently announced the promotion of Brandy Dominguez and Stacia Reagan. “These promotions are the result of good people dedicating themselves to the bank and its progress. I have seen the commitment they have invested into this bank and they are prime examples of hard work leading to success within our company. I know all of our employees can look to these individuals as an example,” says Proffitt.
Dominguez (pictured left) has been promoted to Assistant Vice President / Community Banking Officer II at the Pigeon Forge Office. She has been with Tennessee State Bank for 7 years, has 12 years in the banking industry, and was named 2012 Staff Member of the Year.
Reagan has been promoted to Assistant Vice President / Community Banking Officer II at the Dolly Parton Parkway II Office. She has been with Tennessee State Bank for 10 years and has been in the banking industry for 14 years.
February 5, 2015
Tennessee State Bank Announces the 2014 Staff Member of the Year
Tennessee State Bank is pleased to recognize Robin Reagan as their 2014 Staff Member of the Year. Reagan was selected by fellow employees and Executive Management to receive this award. “Robin is a great asset to our bank. She represents the bank in the most positive, effective and professional way. She is very deserving of this recognition and we are honored that she is a part of our TSB family,” said Todd Proffitt, President and CEO.
Reagan has been with Tennessee State Bank for 24 years and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President / Community Banking Officer. In addition to her career at TSB, Reagan is active in the community by serving on the Board of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic as Vice President and Treasurer, and currently is serving as the President of the Sevierville Rotary. Robin attends Richardson’s Cove Baptist Church with her husband, Steve Reagan, owner of Reagan’s House of Pancakes in Pigeon Forge.
January 8, 2015
Area charities receive donations from Tennessee State Bank employees.
Throughout the year, employees of Tennessee State Bank donate each Friday for the privilege of wearing jeans and in turn, donate those funds to area charities. This year’s recipients in Sevier County are Salvation Army, Teen Christmas and the Sevier County Food Ministry. Donations were also made to surrounding counties where you find a Tennessee State Bank branch. In Jefferson County, a donation was made to Appalachian Outreach, Second Harvest in Knox County and in Cocke County, Feed My Sheep and the local Boys and Girls Club.
November 24, 2014
Tennessee State Bank recognizes Cocke County High School Seniors
Each year, Tennessee State Bank recognizes high school seniors by giving each student a t-shirt with their graduation year and school colors. A few of the Cocke County High School students volunteered to pose for pictures.
For over 40 years, Tennessee State Bank continues to give back to our wonderful community and provide “Banking at its Best!”SM Tennessee State Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered at 2210 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The bank has 15 branch locations throughout Knox, Sevier, Jefferson, and Cocke counties. Visit them at tnstatebank.com, or on their Facebook page at facebook.com/tnstatebank. Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC
(pictured L – R) TSB Newport Customer Service Representative, Rosalind Reed, students: Kellie Thorntonm, Diana Hobbs, Steve Shultz, Brianna Carver, Shanna Cofield and Rebecca McGaha, TSB Newport Operations Manager.
November 4, 2014
Tennessee State Bank receives Best Bank, Best Boss & Best Teller in 2014 Readers' Choice Awards!
Tennessee State Bank is honored to be the 2014 Readers’ Choice Winners for Best Bank, Best Boss, President & CEO Todd Proffitt & Best Teller, Cathy Douglas from DPP2 Office. “We are humbled at the outpouring of support that our patrons continue to show us by voting for us,” TSB President and CEO Todd Proffitt said. Thank you Sevier County!
October 20, 2014
Tennessee State Bank mourns passing of Board Member, Johnny D. King
Johnny, as he was known to so many-was a friend to anyone who ever met him. He would always greet you with a smile and a handshake; then he would ask how you were doing. His first concern was always about others.
Johnny joined TSB in 1975, working as a Commercial Loan Officer, Residential Loan Officer, Branch Manager and Senior Vice President; before resigning in 1991 to seek public office. He joined the bank in 1992 as a Board Member; a position he actively held until his passing. He took a special interest in the employees of TSB; he will be greatly missed by them and especially those who saw him weekly and had the honor of working with him at the board meetings.
Johnny also served the citizens of Sevier County in the public office of Tax Assessor since 1992; as well as managed the family farm. He was a man who worked hard, helped anyone and loved his family and the Lord.
We all hope to leave a legacy one day, and Johnny has certainly done so. He seemed to touch everyone he met in a way that made each person feel they were special to him and him to them. It’s a rare person who can have that effect on so many people. To say he will be missed is an understatement; it goes far deeper than that. Johnny is a person that cannot be replaced; he was truly “one of a kind.” Those who knew him are better for knowing him, and those who didn’t; well they missed the opportunity to know a great man.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23)
June 17, 2014
Tennessee State Bank recognizes Cocke County and Cosby High School Seniors
As a way to congratulate and recognize the accomplishments of graduating seniors, Tennessee State Bank gives each student a t-shirt with their graduation year and school colors. A couple of the Cosby and Cocke County High School students volunteered to pose for pictures.
Pictured left to right: Rachelle Ashby, Teller with Tennessee State Bank; Wendy McGaha and Dillan Shults, Cosby High School seniors; and Rebecca McGaha, Branch Operations Manager with Tennessee State Bank.
Picture left to right: Rosalind Reed, Customer Service Representative with Tennessee State Bank; Bryson James and Kinsler Rea, Cocke County High School seniors; and Rebecca McGaha with Tennessee State Bank.
June 2, 2014
Tennessee State Bank announces Scholarship Winners
Tennessee State Bank is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Frances Childress Special Friends Scholarship. The scholarship is given in memory of Mrs. Frances Childress and her dedication to individuals with disabilities. She worked in Sevier County Schools as a Special Education Professional for 17 years. The Frances Childress Special Friends Scholarship recognizes a high school senior from local high schools for showing compassion to fellow students with special needs.
For the full press release, please click here.
Tennessee State Bank Presents EverFi Certificates to Cocke County High School Seniors
Tennessee State Bank is proud to sponsor the EverFi financial literacy program for high school students in the Economics/Personal Finance Class at Cocke County High School. Students that successfully finishing the course receive a certificate of completion.
For over 40 years, Tennessee State Bank continues to give back and provide “Banking at its Best!”SM For more information and for all branch locations, please call 865.453.0873 or visit us online at www.tnstatebank.com. Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC.
May 1, 2014
Tennessee State Bank recognizes Pigeon Forge High School Seniors
For decades, Tennessee State Bank has been recognizing high school graduates of Sevier County on their accomplishments by giving each student a t-shirt with their graduation year and school colors. Several of the Pigeon Forge High School students volunteered to model their shirts and pose for pictures. Pictured in the front row, left to right: Alison Bean, Caitlin McGinnis, Cale Bramer, Elizabeth Teaster and Sydney Proffitt.
April 10, 2014
Tennessee Saves 2014 Piggy Bank Pageant Winners announced.
Tennessee State Bank recently partnered with UT Extension and Sevier County Public Libraries as a sponsor of the 2014 Tennessee Saves Piggy Bank Pageant. The winning piggy banks in each grade level category will be submitted for the State contest with online voting beginning on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00 am at the following voting link: http://fcs.tennessee.edu/voteforthepig/Voting.aspx
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March 13, 2014
Tennessee State Bank adds Executive Vice President, Senior Lending Officer to Staff
Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank, recently announced that Ray B. Sterling has joined as Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer to Tennessee State Bank’s executive team. Ray comes to TSB with 38 years of banking experience with his previous bank in Kentucky; where he held the positions of Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Board Member. Prior to his banking career, he was an executive with a major credit corporation for 6 years.
He and his wife will be relocating to Maryville to be close to their children and grandchildren. “I’ve known Ray for years and with his experience and years in banking, he will make a significant contribution to our success,” says Proffitt. “I am pleased that he chose to be a part of the TSB team.”
Sterling is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee and the American Bankers Commercial Lending School and Commercial Lending Graduate School at the University of Oklahoma.
He enjoys golf, hunting and his grandkids. “I am happy to join the TSB team and look forward to a prosperous future for the bank,” says Sterling.
February 12, 2014
Tennessee State Bank Announces Promotion
Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank, recently announced the promotion of Elaine Croley, Administrative Officer/Operational Branch Manager for TSB's Jefferson City branch.
Croley has been with Tennessee State Bank for six years and in banking for a total of seventeen years. She is a graduate of Morristown-East High School and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Morristown. Croley enjoys time with her four grandchildren. She is married to Estel Croley and has three daughters, April Bell, Jennifer Nault and Courtney Croley.
Croley is active with The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and Alzheimer’s Tennessee. “I feel privileged to work for a bank that values its employees, customers and community,” says Croley.
February 12, 2014
Tennessee State Bank recognizes Sevier County High School Seniors
For decades, Tennessee State Bank has been recognizing high school graduates of Sevier County on their accomplishments by giving each student a t-shirt with their graduation year and school colors. Tennessee State Bank representatives distributed specially designed t-shirts to the Sevier County High School seniors last Thursday morning before their senior class picture. Several of the students volunteered to model their shirts and pose for pictures with bank representatives. Pictured in the front row, left to right: Robin Kurtz, Kristin Lewis, Marisa Linginfelter, Makenzie Roberts, Logan Brett, Jessica Dixon, Barbara Parton and April Manning. Back row, left to right: Micah Baker, Mason Hodge, Tyler Hounshell, Ben Ogle, Jarrod Wilson, Dwinita Loveday and Nancy Phillips.
February 5, 2014
Tennessee State Bank welcomes back Lisa Radmore
After leaving to work in her family business in 2004, Lisa Radmore has returned home to Tennessee State Bank. “I am happy to welcome Lisa back to support staff members with sales initiatives in the Marketing Department,” says Todd Proffitt, President and CEO.
For the full press release click here.
January 17, 2014
Tennessee State Bank Announces the 2013 Staff Members of the Year
Tennessee State Bank is pleased to recognize both Shelly Spurgeon and Lori Beth Cole as their 2013 Staff Members of the Year. Both individuals were selected by fellow employees and Executive Management to receive this award. “Shelly and Lori Beth are both great assets to our bank. They represent the bank in the most constructive, effective and professional way. Both employees are very deserving of this recognition and we are honored that they are a part of our TSB family,” said Todd Proffitt, President and CEO.
For the full press release click here.
January 8, 2014
Tennessee State Bank adds Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer to Staff
Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank, recently announced that R. Stephen Hagood has joined as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer to Tennessee State Bank’s executive team. Steve was with Branch, Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) for thirteen years serving as Senior Credit Officer and Senior Vice President and has been in banking for over 41 years. “Steve’s experience, wealth of knowledge, and years in banking will be an immediate contribution to our success,” says Proffitt. “I am pleased that he chose to be a part of our team.”
For the full press release click here.
December 3, 2013
In Memory of Tennessee State Bank Chairman Emeritus, Brownlee Reagan
Tennessee State Bank sends out heartfelt condolences to the family of our beloved Chairman Emeritus, Brownlee Reagan. Mr. Reagan was a WWII veteran, former law enforcement officer, successful businessman and devoted family man. Our directors, officers, and employees knew him for his dedication to the bank as our current Chairman Emeritus/Charter Board of Director and a co-founder of the bank. Mr. Reagan will be sadly missed.
August 30, 1926 - December 3, 2013
October 31, 2013
Tennessee State Bank named #1 Best Bank in 2013
The Board of Directors, Executive Management, and Employees would like to thank Sevier County for voting us #1 Best Bank in 2013. Tennessee State Bank has received this award 10 times. Todd Proffitt, Chairman/President/CEO received #1 Best Boss and Cathy Douglas, Administrative Officer/Head Teller of the Dolly Parton Parkway Office II received #1 Best Teller.
June 27, 2013
Tennessee State Bank announces several promotions and welcomes back two.
Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank, recently announced the promotion of several employees. “All of these promotions are the result of good people dedicating themselves to our bank and its progress. I have known these folks for years and have seen the time and effort they invest into our bank. They are prime examples of hard work leading to success within our company,” said Todd Proffitt, President and CEO of Tennessee State Bank.
For the full press release click here.
June 7, 2013
FUTURE SOLUTIONS NOW
Tennessee State Bank is financially strong, well-capitalized and well-managed, and every depositor is insured up to $250,000 by the FDIC. In the five years since the financial crisis started, Tennessee State Bank’s Risk Based Capital Ratio has grown from 11.28% for 1st quarter 2008 to 13.83% as of 1st quarter 2013. This is well capitalized by regulatory definition.
Tennessee State Bank is celebrating 41 years of service to our clients and communities this year. We have the financial strength, knowledge, and professionalism to continue lending and supporting our customers for many years to come.
Thank you for placing your trust in Tennessee State Bank. The board of directors, officers and employees of Tennessee State Bank are all committed to serving our customers and community in the same effective way as we always have. We are “Banking At Its Best” SM now and in the future.
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January 22, 2013
Tennessee State Bank Announces the 2012 Staff Members of the Year
Tennessee State Bank is proud to recognize both Rebekah “Becka” Hurst and Brandy Dominguez as their 2012 Staff Members of the Year. Both individuals were selected by fellow employees and executive management to receive this award. “Hurst and Dominguez are both great assets to our bank. We are very privileged to have both Becka and Brandy working for Tennessee State Bank. They both represent the bank in the most constructive, effective and professional way. Both employees are very deserving of this recognition and we are honored that they are a part of our TSB family,” said Todd Proffitt, President and CEO.
Thank you Sevier County for your support in The Mountain Press 2012 Readers' Choice Awards! Tennessee State Bank was voted Best Bank in 2012. We are also proud of our individual's awards…. Todd Proffitt was named #1 Best Boss, Cathy Douglas from our DPP2 Branch was #2 Best Teller, and Darcy McNeal from Corporate was #3 Best Teller.
Thank you Jefferson & Cocke County for your support as Elaine Croley of the Jefferson City Branch received Best Teller in the Citizen Tribune's People's Choice Awards and Truitt Ottinger received Best Bank Officer in the Newport Plain Talk People’s Choice Awards for 2012.
These recognitions come as we celebrate 40 years of banking and look forward to continuing service to all of our fine communities. We know that our customers are our bank's foundation and without them, we cannot succeed.
Tennessee State Bank will be celebrating 40th anniversary celebrations at the following branch locations:
- February 7 – Turkey Creek
- May 2 – Seymour
- May 9 – Dolly Parton Parkway
- May 15 – Gatlinburg
- May 23 – Kodak
- May 30 – Dolly Parton Parkway #2
- June 6 – Pigeon Forge
- June 13 – Jefferson City
- June 14 – Parkway (9:00 – 12:00)
- June 20 – Powell
- June 27 – Sevierville
- September 5 –Wears Valley
- September 12 – Newport
- September 19 – South Knoxville
- September 26 – Corporate
Tennessee State Bank’s annual shareholder’s meeting was on 2/23/2012.
The following Directors were re-elected/elected to serve on the Tennessee State Bank Board:
Todd Proffitt - Chairman
Brownlee Reagan - Chairman Emeritus
Alf Newman - Vice Chairman
Mitch McCarter - Secretary
Pershing McCarter – Director Emeritus
Charles Frost, Jr.
The following members of executive management were re-elected to their current positions as well:
Todd Proffitt - President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott Gibson - Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Bush - Executive Vice President /Chief Lending officer
Tammie Sutton - Executive Vice President/Cashier
Jennifer Reinhard - Executive Vice President/Risk Management
Tennessee State Bank has been in business for 40 years. They are locally owned and operated with 15 branches in Sevier, Knox, Jefferson and Cocke Counties. For more information visit TSB online at www.tnstatebank.com.
Tennessee State Bank Announces the 2011 Staff Members of the Year.
Tennessee State Bank is proud to recognize both Sherry McCroskey and Rebecca McGaha as their 2011 Staff Members of the Year. Both individuals were selected by fellow employees and executive management to receive this award. “McCroskey and McGaha are both great assets to our bank. We are very privileged to have both Sherry and Rebecca working for Tennessee State Bank. They both represent the bank in the most constructive, effective and professional way. Both employees are very deserving of this recognition and we are honored that they are a part of our TSB family,” said Proffitt.
Sherry McCroskey has been with Tennessee State Bank for 4 years and currently holds the position of Administrative Assistant: Operations/Risk Management at the corporate office in Pigeon Forge. McCroskey graduated from Heritage High School in Maryville, TN and then received her Associates degree from Pellissippi State Community College and her Bachelors degree in Business Administration, from the University of Tennessee. McCroskey stays busy outside of the bank by being an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Seymour with her son, Ryan and her husband, Kent. She participates in numerous church ministries such as Women on Missions, the Christmas Store and Judgment House. McCroskey also participates with Relay For Life in Sevier County. “Since coming to work at Tennessee State Bank 4 years ago, I have experienced an amazing time of professional growth. I feel very blessed to work for a community bank that genuinely cares for their employees and not only encourages but promotes professional accomplishments. I would like to thank all of my Tennessee State Bank family for honoring me with this award. On behalf of all Tennessee State Bank employees, we are excited to be celebrating 40 years of outstanding community service this year and we look forward to 40 more years,” said McCroskey.
Rebecca McGaha, Administrative Officer; Operational Branch Manager at Tennessee State Bank’s Newport branch has been with Tennessee State Bank for the past three years and has been in the banking industry for 8 years. McGaha attended Cocke County High School in Newport and attended Tusculum College in Greenville where she holds a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management with a concentration in Finance. She is also a member of Omicron-Psi at Tusculum. Rebecca, her husband Scott and their children, Skylar and Aidan are members of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Hartford, TN. McGaha also has many ties to the community through her extended family, including her parents, Dennis and Debbie Gregg, her sister Kailey Gregg, and her in-laws, Janie Stokely, Teresa McGaha and the late Chipper McGaha. “I appreciate all of the opportunities Tennessee State Bank has given me. I am blessed to work with such a wonderful company and so many amazing people,” said McGaha
Both McCroskey and McGaha would like to thank the Tennessee State Bank Board of Directors, Executive Management and fellow employees for choosing them as the 2011 Staff Members of the Year. Stop by any of their branches today and see why Tennessee State Bank is, “Banking at its Best!”SM For more information contact them at 865.453.0873 or visit them online at www.tnstatebank.com.