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JOHN PRESLEY

Principal, Presley Consulting

Having most recently served as Executive Chairman of Sevier County Bank, John Presley currently serves as an independent consultant in the banking industry.  A graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with BA in Economics and Business Administration, and a certified public accountant, he started his career with Ernst & Whinney as an auditor.  He soon was recruited to one of his clients, National Commerce Financial where he served in various capacities for over 20 years, including starting a denovo bank in Richmond, Virginia and growing it organically to $ 1 billion in assets in five years.  He subsequently served as CFO for National Commerce, and lead the transaction for their sale to SunTrust.  Other positions held include CFO of Marshall & Ilsley Bank, Head of Strategic Initiatives/M&A for Fifth Third Bank, and Lead Director of Lumber Liquidators, and eventually Chairman, President and CEO. Additionally, John is heavily involved with many charitable organizations in his community and is a graduate of Leadership Richmond in Virginia.