SEVIERVILLE, TN – Sevier County Bank has named banking veteran Ashley A. McGhee as vice president of audit and compliance. McGhee will be responsible for ensuring the bank complies with federal and state financial regulations and laws. In addition, she will be charged with monitoring the bank’s internal controls and processes while overseeing organizational policies and procedures.
“Ashley brings us the range of financial experience essential to understanding and staying abreast of the industry’s complex regulatory system,” said Matthew A. R. Converse, president and chief executive officer. “She has served in a number of senior level roles during her banking career.”
McGhee’s 30 years in banking includes serving as chief information officer, chief financial officer, vice president of compliance, senior auditor, and commercial loan officer for high net worth clients.
McGhee joins SCB from Citizens Bank in New Tazewell, Tenn. where she was CIO and headed the operations of Information Technology, Bookkeeping and the Call Center. At Citizens Bank, McGhee managed key projects such as the implementation of new programs and products and led the upgrading of its information technology systems.
McGhee started her career in 1987 at Southeast Bank in Sarasota, Fla., where she was responsible for loans and deposits of high net worth clients. She was vice president of compliance at Liberty National Bank in Bradenton, Fla. before becoming the top financial and accounting officer in 2002 at First Century Bank in Tazewell, Tenn.
McGhee also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla. and a a Master’s degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. She is an honors graduate of the Tennessee Bankers Association Southeastern School of Banking and completed the Financial Managers School at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis. and has previously served as adjunct professor teaching business classes at Walters State Community College.