Board of Directors

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Phyllis Brown

Ms. Brown grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and is a graduate of Roanoke Business College and College of Virginia with a Business Finance degree. She has had many years of experience in accounting and finance and served as Director of Accounting at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center from 1983 to 1992, and Controller of Four Rivers Medical Center in Selma, Alabama from 1992 to 1996. Ms. Brown joined Marshall Medical Center here in Lewisburg 1996 as Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer. Since 2007 she has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Marshall Medical Center. Ms. Brown is very active in both professional and community affairs including Healthcare Associations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club. She is currently serving on the Lewisburg Industrial Board and attends the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg.

Robert E. Wiles, Jr.

Luke T. Buckley

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First Commerce Bank and First Commerce Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Buckley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Lipscomb University. A veteran of the retail and investment sectors of the financial services industry, he joined First Commerce Bank in 2011. He went on to graduate from the Southeastern School of Banking at Vanderbilt University and The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mr. Buckley has served on the Tennessee Bankers Association Young Bankers Board of Directors and is currently involved with many local community groups. He has served on the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Board as well as on the Board of the Lewisburg Rotary Club, where he is also a Past President.

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Lee Bussart

Lee Bussart is a graduate of Hollins College and the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she received the Outstanding Student Attorney Award and served as President of the Student Bar Association. Ms. Bussart practiced as a civil litigator for ten years prior to taking the bench in 2011. Since then she has served as the Marshall County General Sessions and Juvenile Judge. Currently, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association House of Delegates and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.An active member of the Lewisburg Rotary Club Ms. Bussart also served on the boards of the Marshall Education Foundation and the Marshall County Memorial Library Foundation. In addition she has worked on behalf of young people in the court system in spearheading the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program and the Marshall County Teen Court.

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Thomas H. Hawkins, IV

Mr. Hawkins attended Murray State University and received his degree in print management. He began his career with Lewisburg Printing after college and became CEO in 2002. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Printing Industry Association of the South. Mr. Hawkins is very active in his community and served as a past president for the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce.

Jason D. Jent

Mr. Jent is a 1995 graduate of David Lipscomb University. After college and before moving back to Marshall County, Mr. Jent was a salesman for Interior Design Services, Inc. in Brentwood, Tennessee. After working as a realtor for 15 years, in 2011 he became the owner of David Jent Realty & Auction. Mr. Jent is very active in his community and served as Past President of the Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors and President of the Rocket Baseball Diamond Club in Chapel Hill.

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David Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He returned to Lewisburg to work in the family business, Southern Carton Company, Inc., becoming President in 1987. Mr. Kennedy is involved in several community activities including the Industrial Development Board and is the present Chairman of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board.

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John C. Marsh

Mr. Marsh earned a BS degree in Business Finance from Middle Tennessee State University in 1981. In 1995, he co-founded Big G Express in Shelbyville, TN where he served as the past CEO. Jack remains on the board of directors at Big G Express and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Fayetteville Lincoln County Industrial Board. He and his family live in Fayetteville, TN.

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William B. Marsh

Chairman of the Board of First Commerce Bank and First Commerce Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Marsh received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1973. He is also a graduate of the School of Banking held at Vanderbilt University and of the Mid-South School of Banking at the University of Memphis. He attended the Executive Development School at Rhodes College in 1988-89. Since that time he has had extensive financial institution experience in Marshall County, Tennessee. Mr. Marsh is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg and served as Chairman of the Board from 1992 until 2001. He is also currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Lewisburg Water and Sewer Department. Mr. Marsh is the past Chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association and is currently serving on its board of directors. He has held a variety of other positions in city and non-profit organizations.

James L. Russell, Jr.

James L. Russell, Jr.

Mr. Russell graduated from Columbia State Community College in 1973 with an Associates Degree in Business and from Middle Tennessee State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Economics and Finance. He joined Russell Vending Service in 1976, where he has served in a wide variety of roles, including human relations, accounting, data processing, electronics and others. He previously owned Russell Catering and is currently a realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Marshall County. Mr. Russell has been extensively involved in the social and business community of Lewisburg and Marshall County for many years.

Robert E. Wiles, Jr.

Robert E. Wiles, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer of First Commerce Bank and First Commerce Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Wiles attended Vanderbilt University on a baseball scholarship and received his degree in Business Administration in 1977. Mr. Wiles has extensive experience in the retail and financial sectors and worked with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He graduated from both the Tennessee School of Banking at Vanderbilt University and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is past president of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and past Chairman of the Board of Wee Care, Inc. Mr. Wiles is also chairman of the Industrial Development Board for the City of Lewisburg.