Colwell promoted to DeKalb County market leader at Wilson Bank & Trust

DEKALB COUNTY – Chad Colwell has been promoted to DeKalb County market leader at Wilson Bank & Trust (WBT), bank officials announced recently. In this role, Colwell will provide oversight for the bank’s DeKalb County offices and will lead efforts for continued growth of the DeKalb County market.

Colwell has been with Wilson Bank & Trust for 20 years, serving in various lending and managerial roles that have contributed to the continued growth of the bank’s Alexandria and Smithville offices. Most recently, Colwell has served as a vice president managing the office in Smithville.

“Chad’s passion and competitive nature have helped us continue to grow and thrive in DeKalb County over the last several years,” WBT President John Foster said. “His leadership in this market has helped to shape our reputation in the community, and we look forward to all that he’ll bring to his new role.”

Colwell is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit and the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending. He is also a graduate of the Southeastern School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. In the community, Colwell is a member and past president, vice president and secretary/treasurer of the Smithville Rotary Club; an alumnus of Leadership DeKalb; and a former member of the DeKalb County Fair Board. He and his wife, Deana, live in Smithville and have two children, Ian and Lola.

Wilson Bank & Trust ( 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, WBT currently operates 28 full-service offices in nine Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and mobile and online banking services. Wilson Bank & Trust is a member of the FDIC and originates loans without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap or familial status.

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