Chris White, President and CEO of Peoples Bank of East Tennessee, is proud to announce that Tom Hughes has joined the Peoples Bank family of community bankers. Hughes will be located at the main office of Peoples Bank of East Tennessee in Madisonville.
Hughes began his banking career in 1981 with First National Bank & Trust in Athens and most recently served as the City President for SouthEast Bank in McMinn County. Before that, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer for SouthEast Bank & Trust.
White stated, "Seldom does one have the opportunity to hire a professional with such experience, knowledge, and credentials. Tom has an outstanding reputation of community banking in McMinn County, and we are thrilled to add him to our team. He will be a tremendous asset toward the future growth of Peoples Bank."
Hughes received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tusculum College and completed his studies at the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in 2002. He is also a graduate of the Southeastern School of Banking in Nashville.
Hughes has a long history of community service and is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Athens Utilities Board and chairman of the AUB finance committee. He is a past president of the McMinn County Economic Development Authority, the Athens-McMinn Family YMCA, and the Athens Kiwanis Club. In addition, he has served as the Vice Chairman of McMinn & Bradley Counties Junior Achievement and is past chairman of the Keith Memorial United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.