Jon Farmer graduated from Auburn University in 1981 with a B.S. in Marketing. He completed is MBA at the University of Alabama in 1986. Jon began his career holding various positions at AmSouth Bank from 1981-1987. He then transitioned to SouthTrust Bank as the Commercial Loan Officer in the Tuscaloosa bank where he was later promoted to EVP. In March 1996 he was promoted to President and CEO of the Tuscaloosa Bank then moved to Richmond, VA in January 2002 as CEO of a newly acquired bank. Jon moved back to Alabama in 2004 and began working as the President of the Tuscaloosa Regions Bank. Shortly after he was recruited by Cadence Bank to open a new bank in Birmingham. From 2005 to 2012 John held a variety of positions with Cadence Bank, the most recent being EVP and head of the bank’s Business Banking Unit.