WBT selects Taylor to oversee consumer and small business lending

Wes Taylor, center, has been promoted to senior vice president of consumer and small business lending at Wilson Bank & Trust. Taylor, who also continues to serve as a regional president at WB&T, was welcomed to his new position by CEO John McDearman, left, and President John Foster.

LEBANON– Wes Taylor has been promoted to an expanded role at Wilson Bank & Trust that includes oversight of the bank’s consumer and small business lending operations, bank officials announced recently. He will also continue in his role as regional president of the eastern portion of the bank’s service area.

Taylor has served in managerial and lending roles at WBT since 2008. He was named a regional president and senior VP in early 2017, to oversee banking operations in DeKalb, Smith and Putnam counties as well as Watertown in eastern Wilson County. He has also worked as a commercial lender, regional mortgage manager and office manager since beginning his career with Wilson Bank in 2000 as a customer service representative in Watertown.

Among his new responsibilities, Taylor will supervise consumer lending for products like construction loans, home equity loans and auto loans, as well as small business lending.

“Wes has helped instill success at Wilson Bank in every role he’s held, and we look forward to the leadership he brings to his new position,” WB&T President John Foster said. “His varied experience in lending, his relationships with customers and his extensive knowledge in the field will help him provide great direction for our consumer and business lending teams bank-wide.”

Taylor is a graduate of Watertown High School and Middle Tennessee State University as well as the Graduate School of Banking and the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending at LSU. In the community, Taylor serves as a board member with United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland. He has previously served on the Leadership Rutherford alumni council, was an honorary co-chair for Relay For Life and helped establish Murfreesboro Young Professionals.

Taylor and his wife Juliet live in Watertown with their two sons, John, 7, and James, 5.

Wilson Bank & Trust (www.wilsonbank.com) 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.

Michelle Price is the former managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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