BankTennessee announces new manager at Lebanon office

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Gary Morse recently joined BankTennessee as branch manager for the office in Lebanon, announced Tom Paschal, BankTennessee Middle Tennessee president.

Morse will be in charge of branch operations and business development.

"Gary is a veteran in the banking and financial industry and is a top producer with a strong background in management and lending. A native of Lebanon, he has worked in the community for a number of years and is already a well-known face to many,” said Paschal. “We are pleased to have him on our team. He will be an asset to our bank as well as our customers as we grow our presence in Middle Tennessee.”

Morse is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science in finance and a graduate of the Southern School of Banking. Morse is also active with the Tennessee Bankers Association covering business lines and life underwriting and commercial and consumer credit.

“This is my hometown. I have always been proud to call Lebanon my home. It is a great privilege to work with the many fine folks who live here. Banking gives me an excellent opportunity to help individuals from all stages of life in meeting their financial goals whether on a personal or business basis. My door is always open,” said Morse. “I look forward to seeing old and new friends when we open our new branch in just a few weeks.”

 Active in the community, he served as finance chair for the March of Dimes for 10 years. Married to Lisa for 30 years, they have two grown children, Ben and Sarah. He is a lifetime member of First Methodist Church in Lebanon.

“We take banking personally and are committed to providing a personal level of service where our customers matter. It’s a philosophy that has worked for us since our bank was founded in Memphis in 1934, almost 80 years ago.” said Jim Rout, president and CEO of BankTennessee.  

Headquartered in Collierville, BankTennessee has eight retail banking offices in Collierville, east and downtown Memphis, Germantown, Ripley, Atoka and Lebanon in Middle Tennessee.

The bank is currently building a new location at 355 South Hartmann Drive in Lebanon across from the new Lebanon High School and will move from its present location at 109 Signature Place in April or May 2014.

BankTennessee offers a full range of financial products and services, including personal and business checking accounts, internet banking with web bill pay, mortgages, home equity lines of credit, custom construction loans, commercial and consumer loans, treasury management, remote capture and merchant card services. For more information, visit banktennessee.com.

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