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April 23, 2014

TNB promotions are announced

THOMASVILLE — The board of directors of Thomasville National Bank has announced the promotions of Wylie Watt and Karen Alston to the positions of assistant vice president.  In making the announcement, CEO, Stephen H. Cheney stated “both Karen and Wylie do an outstanding job for our bank and these promotions are very well deserved”.  

Watt joined TNB in 2006 as a management trainee.  Today he is a commercial lending officer and responsible for managing a loan portfolio of over $40 million dollars.  TNB President Bert Hodges stated “Wylie has developed excellent lending skills to go along with his natural personal skills. He exemplifies the “can do attitude” that we expect from all of the TNB bankers.”

He is a native of Thomasville and a graduate of Thomasville High School.  He received his undergraduate business degree from Flagler College and his MBA from Thomas University.  He is a graduate of the University of Georgia Banking School and is currently enrolled in the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.   He is married to the former Abbey Allen of Thomasville and they have two daughters, Ada and Mary.

Alston is a 40-year banking veteran.  She joined TNB at its formation in 1995 as one of TNB’s original 12 employees.  Today she is the manager of the bank’s loan operations.  Bert Hodges stated “Karen is extremely knowledgeable and has a tremendous work ethic.  As a community bank, all of our loan operations are performed in-house.  Karen leads an excellent group of bankers that administer a loan portfolio of over $490 million dollars.”

She is a native of Thomasville and married to Terry Alston.   

Thomasville National Bank is a locally owned community bank serving Thomasville and Thomas County.  Today the bank has total assets of over $580 million.

The bank was recently recognized by American Banker magazine as one of the top performing banks in the United States.  TNB was ranked 36th out of over 7,000 community banks nationwide and the top rated bank in Georgia and the Southeastern United States.

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