Gaylon Lawrence, Jr

owns eight community banks with 42 offices, including F & M Bank in Clarksville, Portland-based Volunteer State Bank and Tennessee Bank & Trust. He holds a degree in agricultural engineering from Mississippi State University.


has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry, including stops at Nashville City Bank, Commerce Union Bank and AmSouth Bank, where he started the Corporate Loan Office in Nashville. He has been affiliated with Tennessee Bank & Trust since 2005 and previously served on the board of Farmers Bank & Trust Company. A native of Dickson, he is a 1979 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in economics.

Lawrence Gateway
Steve Bell

has spent more than forty years in the banking industry, beginning at Piggott State Bank in Piggott, Arkansas. He moved to Farmers Bank & Trust in Blytheville, Arkansas as Vice President of Operations, later being named President and COO. In 2003, he moved to Franklin, Tennessee to begin start-up operations for Tennessee Bank & Trust. He is a graduate of the Banking School of the South at Louisiana State University.

Mountain Top Investments, LLC

has been in banking for 27 years with roles at Pinnacle Financial Partners, PrimeTrust Bank and AmSouth Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance. He received his Masters from Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University in 1992.


Executive Vice President, Manager of Commercial Banking
Roddy Story

began his banking career with Commerce Union Bank in Nashville in 1974 before leaving to go into private business in 1987. In 2004, he returned to banking, initially with Bank of Nashville before joining Tennessee Bank & Trust in 2011, where he manages Commercial Banking and serves as Chief Lending Officer. He is a Nashville native and serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. Roddy received his BA and MBA from Vanderbilt University.

President & CEO, Shearwater Health
David Bartholomew

has more than 25 years of executive experience in the U.S. staffing industry. Prior to joining HCCA, he was the founder and CEO of Nashville-based Staffmark, an organization he grew from a one-office startup in 1991 to over 300 locations today, making it one of the largest staffing companies in the U.S. In addition, Bartholomew is well known in the staffing industry and has served as chairman of the American Staffing Association.

President & CEO, RJ Young
Chip Crunk

is President and CEO of RJ Young. In 1987, he became a Sales Representative after graduating from the University of Mississippi. He became Director of Sales in 1989, then Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. In 1995 Chip was named President and CEO of the company. He is currently a member of the Ricoh Executive Steering Committee, the Canon Dealer Council and the Copier Dealers Association.nnn

Managing Director, SBIC Funds Placement Group at B. Riley FBR
T. Clark Akers

is a Managing Director in the SBIC Funds Placement Group at B. Riley FBR, an investment bank that provides investment banking, merger and acquisition, advisory, institutional brokerage and research services. Akers serves on the Advisory Board of Pharos Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Nashville and Dallas that provides later stage equity funding for internal growth, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts or recapitalizations to healthcare services companies. He is on the Board of Directors of pdvWireless and The Fred Jones Companies. Akers received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1979.