COOKEVILLE – Wilson Bank & Trust (WB&T) has named Philip Clemmons vice president and manager of the bank’s Cookeville branch, officials announced today.
Clemmons, who has served in managerial positions with the bank for six years and has nine years of banking experience, previously managed WB&T’s second-highest office in terms of transaction volume. He has worked as a lender as well as a manager and assistant manager since completing the bank’s management training program in 2007, and he ranks among the organization’s top mortgage producers.
“Philip’s combination of banking knowledge, lending expertise, enthusiasm and proven leadership make him a great fit to lead our energetic team in Cookeville,” CEO Randall Clemons said. “Under his guidance, we look forward to growing our business in Putnam County and making a smooth transition to our new permanent office building next year.”
Clemmons will move into his new role Aug. 17. A University of Tennessee graduate, Clemmons has family ties in Putnam County through his wife, Laura Thielen Clemmons. Laura spent much of her youth in the Upper Cumberland and graduated from Monterey High School. Her father, Martin Thielen, serves as pastor at Cookeville First United Methodist Church. The Clemmons family, which also includes young daughter Anna Rose, is in the process of relocating to Cookeville.
Clemmons has been active in the Lebanon community throughout his career with the bank, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and Wilson County Health and Facilities. He is also a Leadership Wilson graduate.
Wilson Bank & Trust’s current office location in Cookeville opened in January at 701 E. Spring St. A 5,000-square-foot office building currently under construction at 302 S. Jefferson Ave. will serve as the bank’s permanent home beginning in early 2016.
Wilson Bank & Trust currently operates 26 offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and mobile and online banking services.