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Barret School of Banking Announces 2023-2024 Board of Regents: CA Ray Skinner Elected Board Chair

Memphis, TN (November 8, 2023) – The Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking today announced the election of its 2023-2024 Executive Committee during its fall Board meeting.

Ray Skinner, CEO of Mission National Bank in San Francisco, CA will serve as Board Chair.


Joining Skinner on the Executive Committee are:

Jennifer Nunley (Chair-Elect) – CEO/Security Bank/Dyersburg, TN

Jim Gowen, Jr. (Immediate Past-Chair) – CEO/M&P Bank/Newport, AR

Jeff Gerrish (Secretary) (Legal Concerns) – Attorney/Gerrish Smith Tuck/Memphis, TN

Jeanie Rittenberry (Chair, Finance Committee) – SVP/Communications & Marketing Director/FirstBank/Nashville, TN

Edna Hughes (Chair, Special Programs Committee) – CEO/Lewisburg Bank/Russellville, KY

Brian Walhood (Chair, Lecture Series Committee) – President/Community Banking/Cadence Bank/Memphis, TN

Kathy Underwood (Chair, Bank Association Committee) – Director/TCM Bank/Portland, ME

Robert Herrera (Chair, Curric./Faculty Committee) – President/1st Western Bank/Booneville, AR

Jim Reber (At-Large) – CEO/ICBA Securities/Memphis, TN

Danny Kelly (At-Large) – CEO/Hometown Bank/Oneonta, AL

Mike Hobbs (At-Large) – President/FM Bank/Dexter, MO


Additional members of the Board of Regents include: New Elected Board Members Italicized

· Sharon Anderson – CEO/Williamstown Bank/Williamstown Bank, WV

· Kate Angles – COO/CB of Michigan/East Lansing, MI

· Aza Bittinger – CEO/CBA of OH/Columbus, OH

· John Beller – CEO/Bank of Cave City/Cave City, AR

· Adrian Breen – CEO/Bank of MO/Perryville, MO

· Larry Coggin – President/Commercial Banking/Renasant Bank/Tupelo, MS

· Boris Dover – President/COO/1st Community Bank/Batesville, AR

· David Dufour – 2022 Class Rep./SVP/HR/Bank of Fayette County/Collierville, TN

· Dave Finnerty – 2021 Class Rep./CEO/Claremont Savings Bank/Claremont, NH

· Lisa Fite – EVP/HR Director/Bank3/Memphis, TN

· Raymond Goodrich – EVP/CLO/Bank of Charles Town/Charles Town, WV

· Barry Haugen – President/ICB of ND/Bismark, ND

· Jason Jones – President/CFSB Bank/Benton, KY

· Lindsay LaNore – Group EVP, Community Banker Univ./ICBA/Minneapolis, MN

· Kim Markland – President/Bank of Little Rock/Little Rock, AR

· Sam McClatchy – CEO/Unity Bank MS/Holly Springs, MS

· John McNair – CEO/CBA of GA/Atlanta, GA

· Shawn Mitchell – CEO/CBA of KS/Topeka, KS

· Tammy Montgomery – EVP/Community Spirit Bank/Red Bay, AL

· Chris Padgett – Executive Director/AR Community Bankers/Little Rock, AR

· Mike Parisi – 2023 Class Rep./Chief Banking Officer/Ledyard Bank/Hanover, NH

· Justin St. Pierre – CEO/Peoples Bank & Trust/Troy, MO

· Matt Ruge – Executive Director/MO Ind. Bankers Assoc./Jefferson City, MO

· Douglas Scarboro – SVP, Regional Exec./FRB of St. Louis/Memphis, TN

· Jim Strickland – 2017 Class Rep./President, Greene County/BankSouth/Greensboro, GA

· Teresa Taylor – Executive Director/Independent Banks of SC/Columbia, SC

· John Witkowski – CEO/Ind. Bankers Assoc. of NY State/Albany, NY

· Steve Yeakel – President/VA Assoc. of Comm. Banks/Richmond, VA


Board Member Elected Regent Emeritus in 2023:

Gene Henson – President, N. Region/Trustmark Bank/Memphis, TN


About the Barret School of Banking:

Barret School of Banking is an endowed, non-profit, independent school created and governed by a Board of Regents, whose members are executives from banks and other firms involved with the financial services industry. The School provides an adult learning experience for the career-oriented individual in commercial banking or a related financial services industry business.


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Byron Earnheart is the Programming Director for the Barret School of Banking in Memphis, TN and the host of the “Main Street Banking” podcast…the only podcast solely devoted to community banks. He has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry; 11 of which have been in banking in various roles from teller work to branch management. He spends his time playing guitar and singing in Delta Heart (the “house band of the Mississippi Delta”), writing music, cooking, reading, and enduring the University of Tennessee Volunteers athletic seasons. He is married to his wife Kelly of 11 years and has two children, John Aubrey (11) and Mary Laura (7). If you'd like to hear Byron's music, check him out on Spotify:
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