Veteran banking professional joins First Tennessee Bank to serve Lewisburg, Columbia and Lawrenceburg
LEWISBURG – Veteran financial industry professional Paul Watson has joined First Tennessee Bank as Vice President of Community Banking. Prior to joining First Tennessee he was a commercial loan officer CB&S Bank.
Watson will be based in the Columbia main office at 200 West 7th Street and cover the Southern Middle Tennessee market, which includes Lewisburg, Columbia and Lawrenceburg. He has three decades of experience in banking, including leadership positions at Simmons First National, Heritage Bank and Trust, and US Bank.
“I am excited about joining the First Tennessee family and continuing to serve the wonderful people of this community with their banking needs,” Watson said. “I have spent the majority of my career in Southern Middle Tennessee and I look forward to helping our customers with their financial needs.”
Watson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Auburn University, lives in Columbia and is very active in the community. He is chairman of the Better Business Bureau/Tennessee Valley Region, serves on the board of the Maury Alliance, and previously served on the board of Neighbors Concerned Inc. and as treasurer of the United Way of Maury County. He is a member of Kiwanis of Columbia, and a graduate of Leadership Maury County.
“First Tennessee is dedicated to serving the communities where we operate and Paul shares our values of working to make this a better place to live and do business in,” said Scott Walker, Community President, Southern Middle TN Region. “We are pleased to have him join our team and we know he will have a great impact as he leads our community banking division.”