Mike Stone To Lead New SouthEast Bank Division



Athens, TN, September 30, 2013 — SouthEast Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jamestown Regional President Mike Stone to Senior Vice President of Operations for all markets. Stone had previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Community Bank of the Cumberlands prior to its merger with Athens-based SouthEast Bank.
In his new position, Stone will build and lead a deposit operations division designed to replace the current structure. Eager to acknowledge and reward talent within the organization, SouthEast Bank President Monty Montgomery recognized that Mike Stone was the obvious choice for this position, stating that “by returning to his roots in deposit operations, he will use his unique experience and leadership to strengthen the company in a broader role.”
Stone is excited to return to bank operations, an area in which he has focused most of his 32 years in the Jamestown banking industry. “This move is a good fit, both for me and for SouthEast Bank. It is bittersweet to pull up roots and relocate from where I have lived for so long and raised my kids, but my wife and I are looking at moving to Athens as the next great adventure.  There’s a great group of bankers in our Athens office, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with them as well as with the other branches along the I-75 corridor.”
Stone is confident that upon his departure to Athens, current Branch Manager Jon Garrett will successfully lead the Jamestown branch as he did during the years that Stone served as CFO for Community Bank.  “Jon is a great banker and a tremendous asset to the community.  I am positive that this branch will continue to thrive under his leadership.”