Current Members of the

Board of Trustees

The Graduate School of Banking is managed by a thirty-four member Board of Trustees which meets annually to review the School’s operations and to establish policy. The chief executive officers of the fifteen sponsoring state banker associations are permanent members of the Board and a banker from each state, who is a graduate of the School, serves on the Board. The banker member is appointed for a two-year term by the association executive and may serve two consecutive terms. Also serving on the board is the President, President-Elect, Executive Director, Immediate Past President, and the Immediate Past Chairman.

70 Years

Banking Education Experience

16,166

Successful Graduates

51 Faculty Members

working for you

190 hrs

of Classroom Instruction

State Association Executives

Colin L. Barrett
President and CEO
Tennessee Bankers Association
Nashville, TN

Roger M. Beverage
President and CEO
Oklahoma Bankers Association
Oklahoma City, OK

J. Joseph Brannen
President
Georgia Bankers Association
Atlanta, GA

Ballard W. Cassady, Jr.
President and CEO
Kentucky Bankers Association
Louisville, KY

Sara M. Cline
Executive Vice President
West Virginia Bankers Association
Charleston, WV

Max Cook
President and CEO
Missouri Bankers Association
Jefferson City, MO

McKinley W. Deaver
President
Mississippi Bankers Association
Jackson, MS

Fred L. Green, III
President and CEO
South Carolina Bankers Association
Columbia, SC

Peter K. Gwaltney
President and CEO
North Carolina Bankers Association
Raleigh, NC

Scott E. Latham
President and CEO
Alabama Bankers Association
Montgomery, AL

Alejandro M. Sanchez
President and CEO
Florida Bankers Association
Tallahassee, FL

Robert T. Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Louisiana Bankers Association
Baton Rouge, LA

Lorrie Trogden
President and CEO
Arkansas Bankers Association
Little Rock, AR

Bruce T. Whitehurst
President and CEO
Virginia Bankers Association
Glen Allen, VA

Appointed Banker Trustees

Bill Allen
President
Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co.
Lexington, KY

James Scott Cocanougher
Chief Executive Officer
First Community Bank of Tennessee
Shelbyville, TN

L. Shane Cowger
Sales Manager/Executive Vice President
Arvest Bank
Springfield, MO

Ryan P. Earnest
President & CEO
Heritage First Bank
Rome, GA

Wes Fulmer
Executive Vice President
The Peoples Bank
Biloxi, MS

Chris Miller
Senior Vice President
Southside Bank
Austin, TX

Robert W. Mullins
Area President
Premier Bank of the South
Huntsville, AL

John C. Neal
President & Director
Union Bank & Trust Company
Richmond, VA

Marvin E. Robinson 
SVP – Columbia Area Executive
CresCom Bank
Cayce, SC

Ami Shaver
SVP, Director of Retail Banking
United Bank
Parkersburg, WV

Corey T. Sisson
Market President
Firstar Bank
Claremore, OK

Jason Smith
President and CEO
Citizens National Bank
Bossier City, LA

Les Smith
Loan Manager
Arvest Bank
Fort Smith, AR

William M. Stallings
Principal Business Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo Business Banking
Winston-Salem, NC

John D. Sumrall
President and CEO
Trustmark National Bank
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Administrative Officers

John Jordan
Executive Director

Graduate School of Banking at LSU
Baton Rouge, LA

Scott E. Latham
Chairman of GSB
President and CEO
Alabama Bankers Association
Montgomery, AL

Joseph D. Hudgins
President of GSB
President and Senior EVP & Chief Credit Officer
First Florida Integrity Bank
Naples, FL

J. Michael Allen
President Elect of GSB
EVP Senior Credit Officer
State Bank & Trust
Atlanta, GA

Colin Barrett
Chairman Elect of GSB
President & CEO
Tennessee Bankers Association
Nashville, TN

Robert T. Taylor
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of GSB
Chief Executive Officer
Louisiana Bankers Assn.
Baton Rouge, LA

Mark G.  Holladay
Immediate Past President of GSB
EVP and Chief Risk Officer
Synovus
Columbus, GA

Michael J. Highfield, CFA
Vice President for Curriculum of GSB
Professor of Finance
Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS

Corinne Long
Vice President for Administration
Graduate School of Banking at LSU
Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Don L. Woodland
Director Emeritus
Graduate School of Banking at LSU
Baton Rouge, LA