SEVIERVILLE, TN – Sevier County Bank announced today it has named Senior Vice President Randy E. Roberson as director of lending, and elected Nashville financial analyst Hope Willard Lundt to both the SCB board of directors and its parent company board.
Roberson, who joined SCB in 2013, will be responsible for growing the bank’s loan portfolio while managing its staff of commercial and retail lenders. Roberson’s banking experience spans 40 years, the past 19 years developing business in Sevier County, including his role as a senior lender at Gatlinburg-based Tennessee State Bank.
His career includes managing a combined loan portfolio of $150 million for three separate banks, implementing a retail lending division for a multi-state financial holding company, managing and disposing of troubled assets, and reviewing loan portfolios of potential acquisition targets.
Roberson is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He replaces, Chief Lending Officer, Chuck Atchley, who retired March 30, 2018. “After 28 years with SCB, I feel very confident that I’m leaving the bank in good hands. Randy has the skills to be a great leader among the lending team. He will continue to serve our customers and community with the utmost respect and care while being attentive to all personal and business needs” said Atchley.
"Our unique Sevier County market requires someone extraordinarily knowledgeable and competent to understand it,” said President and CEO Bobby Stoffle. “Randy recognizes the challenges of business owners in this environment and what they need in a financial partner to be successful. While we will miss Chuck greatly as a colleague and a friend, we are very fortunate to have the luxury of Chuck, Randy and our Chief Credit Officer Clay Harris planning a smooth and deliberate transition over the past several months.”
Lundt, an investor, is managing partner of Nashville-based Spence Limited, LP, a private investor fund that focuses on community banks across the United States. She is also a managing member of Willard Mills Advisory, LLC, a SEC-registered investment firm that manages the HedgeRow Income and Opportunity Fund.
“Hope is an extraordinary talent who has a broad understanding of the community banking environment,” Stoffle said. “Her range of experience and knowledge in financial analysis will add valuable insight and perspective to our boards.”
Lundt has spent all 25 years of her profession in investment banking and financial management, accepting her first position with J.C. Bradford and Company in Nashville after graduating in 1993 from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Lundt joined Spence Limited four years ago from the UBS’ O’Connor hedge fund group where she managed financial services investments.