Ottis Phillips is the managing partner for Phillips Properties Partnership and Eagle Properties, who formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Savings Bank. He is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1974 and his MBA in 1978. While at Tech, Mr. Phillips was a four-year letter winner in football and served as president of the Tech Letterman’s Club his senior year. Prior to Progressive, he served as President of Mid-South Distributing until January 2016, when the company was sold to Cherokee Distributing headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. He joined the board of directors for Progressive Financial Group and Progressive Savings Bank in March 2016 and became its Chairman in January 2018. He has served as chairman and an executive board member of the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association, and has been actively involved with local youth sports for more than 30 years coaching both baseball and football.