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Tennessee Bank & Trust Announces Executive Officers

Bank’s De Novo Charter Approved; Now Serving Clients as an Independently Owned, Community Bank

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Dan Andrews, President & Chief Executive Officer

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Bank & Trust announces the bank’s Executive Officers, consisting of Dan B. Andrews, Jr., President & CEO; Barbara J. Zipperian, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Roddy L. Story, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer; and James T. Kuntz, Executive Vice President and Operations Manager.
“Tennessee Bank & Trust is pleased to announce our experienced executive management team that will take our bank to the next level,” stated Dan B. Andrews, Jr., president & CEO of the newly chartered bank. “Our customers and community will benefit from their depth of experience and leadership as we are now a fully independent bank, focused on our community.”

Andrews 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.


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Barbara Zipperian, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Zipperian has more than 37 years of experience in the banking industry. Before joining The Lawrence Group in mid-August 2016, Zipperian served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avenue Bank in Nashville, the bank subsidiary of Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc., of which she was a founder and instrumental in the company’s completion of an initial public offering. Prior to joining Avenue, she served in several senior level financial positions at Regions Bank and its predecessor, Union Planters Bank in Memphis, TN, where she held positions in both corporate and regional finance. She is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, IN, with a B.S. in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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Roddy Story, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

Story, a Nashville native, began his banking career with Commerce Union Bank in Nashville in 1974. He left his post as SVP, Manager of the Middle Market Banking Division in 1987 to go into private business. After leaving the banking business, he and a partner owned a children’s store in Atlanta and acquired two similar stores in Nashville. He joined The Bank of Nashville in March 2007 and was responsible for Commercial Banking until joining Tennessee Bank and Trust in March of 2011. He is on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and received his B.A. and MBA from Vanderbilt University.


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Jim Kuntz, Executive Vice President & Operations Manager

Kuntz joined Tennessee Bank & Trust in 2006. He manages branch activities and is responsible for banking operations. He spent 24 years as Vice President of TRW, where he was responsible for key operational posts in both aerospace and automotive. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Financial Planning Consultants Inc. He received his B.A. and MBA from Cal State in Dominquez Hills, California and his Doctorate EED from Pepperdine University.

Following a de novo bank filing in late 2016 and successful charter approval on June 30, 2017, theofficers have overseen the bank transition from a branch division of Farmers Bank & Trust Company of Blytheville, AR, which became effective on October 1, 2017. The name of the Bank will remain the same, but the incorporators believe that as a fully independent operation, Tennessee Bank & Trust will be better equipped and more responsive to serve the needs of Davidson and Williamson County businesses. The board selection reflects the bank’s emphasis on the Greater Nashville area.
Tennessee Bank & Trust is a privately owned, full-service community bank that offers clients a range of custom products and services for both individuals and businesses. The bank has branch locations in Green Hills and Franklin, Tennessee and is one of seven banks wholly owned by Gaylon M. Lawrence, Jr. Please visit for additional information about Tennessee Bank & Trust.