Officers and Directors

Officers and Directors 2017-12-10T23:34:22+00:00

Biographical Information

Set forth below is certain information with respect to the directors, including director Nominees and executive officers of the Company. Executive Officers receive compensation from the Bank. All directors and executive officers have held their present positions for five years unless otherwise stated.

Michael L. McKinney was appointed to the Boards of the Directors of the Bank and the Company in 1999. Since 1983, Mr. McKinney has been a self-employed general contractor in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Carmella F. Price was appointed to the Boards of the Directors of the Bank and the Company in 2013. Mrs. Price has been employed by Security Federal Bank since 1973 and has supervised lending for the bank for 30 years. In January 2011 she was promoted to President of Security Federal Bank. She currently serves on the Board of the Carter County Community Board for Mountain States Health Alliance, and is member of the Elizabethton Rotary Club having served as President in 2004-2005.

Earl R. Booze was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank in 2017. Mr. Booze specializes in areas of the law associated with representing municipalities and school boards with the law firm of Herrin, Booze & McPeak located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Mr. Booze is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Tennessee, as well as, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Booze is also a member of the Johnson City Morning Rotary Club.

Frank D. Newman was appointed to the Boards of the Directors of the Bank and the Company in 2005 and elected Vice Chairman of the Board of the Bank and the Company in February 2010. Mr. Newman is a practicing attorney specializing in probate-related matters and estate planning. Mr. Newman is a member of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club, a director of the Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council, and a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Elizabethton.

Barry Steven Sykes was appointed to the Boards of the Directors of the Bank and the Company in 2007. Mr. Sykes is a principal in the architectural and design firm of Reedy and Sykes. Mr. Sykes has formerly served as President of the Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Sykes is registered to practice in Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, South Carolina, and Florida.

Dr. Harriette L. Hampton was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank in 2016. Dr. Hampton has been a Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, since 2008. Dr. Hampton is a licensed physician, a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Mississippi State Medical Association. Dr. Hampton has received numerous honors, awards and recognitions in her field of her expertise. Dr. Hampton owns property in East Tennessee and plans to retire there. Dr. Hampton is the sister of Peter W. Hampton, Jr.

Peter W. Hampton, Jr. has been a member of the Boards of Directors of the Bank since 1994 and the Company since its formation in 1997. In February 2010 he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Bank and the Company. In January 2011, Mr. Hampton was appointed interim President and CEO of the Company then elected these positions in May of the same year. In 2011 Mr. Hampton was also appointed as CEO of the Bank. Mr. Hampton practices law in Elizabethton, Tennessee and has been employed as General Counsel for the Company since 1994. Mr. Hampton is the brother of Dr. Harriette L. Hampton.

David LeVeau has been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Bank since 2013 and has 18 years of banking experience. He received a Bachelor Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 1989 and Masters of Accountancy at East Tennessee State University in 2005. Mr. LeVeau is currently serving as President of the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club. He also is currently serving as Secretary of the Carter County Joint Economic & Community Development Board. Mr. LeVeau has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce since 2009 and served as Treasurer until 2015.