Wilson Bank & Trust expands into Williamson County

Staff Reports • Updated May 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Wilson Bank & Trust announced recently the appointment of former Regions senior vice president and local resident, Philip McCutchan, as its president of operations in Williamson County.

McCutchan’s appointment marks Wilson Bank & Trust’s official expansion into the state’s fastest growing county, where the community bank has already built a loyal customer base. McCutchan will spend his first months as president, assessing the Williamson County market and determining the needs of customers to inform the best location for a bank branch in the coming year.

“We have found that the most effective way to enter a market is to first get to know our customers and their needs well before breaking ground on a branch,” said Wilson Bank & Trust CEO Randall Clemons. “Philip is the ideal choice as president to lead this expansion. A longtime resident of Franklin, he knows the community very well and has a proven record of building strong customer relationships while generating new revenue and growth.”

McCutchan most recently served as senior vice president and commercial real estate market manager for Regions Bank in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio. He started his career at First Tennessee Bank in 1999 before moving to Regions in 2007.

McCutchan holds an master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lee University in Cleveland. He lives in Williamson County with his wife, Brandi, and their three young daughters who attend Franklin schools. McCutchan is an active member of the local community serving on boards for Habitat for Humanity in Nashville and the Housing Fund.

“I’ve called Williamson County home for a decade and would not want to live anywhere else,” said McCutchan. “To be part of the county’s growth as the president of one of the area’s most highly regarded banks is extremely exciting.

“The emphasis that Wilson Bank & Trust places on being a partner to its customers and the community is refreshing in this age of financial consolidation and automation. Williamson County residents are special in that we care deeply about our neighbors and the county where we live, and want our local businesses to feel the same way. I can think of no better bank for our county than Wilson Bank & Trust.”

Widely regarded as Middle Tennessee’s community bank, Wilson Bank & Trust is celebrating 30 years of business. Other new locations opening in Middle Tennessee include the bank’s first Nashville branch at 2930 West End Ave., which is scheduled to open this summer.

Wilson Bank & Trust, member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is a community bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting. One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, the bank currently operates 26 full-service offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.

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