Wilson Bank & Trust has promoted Clark Oakley to executive vice president and chief operating officer, officials recently announced.
A 28-year banking veteran, Oakley joined Wilson Bank & Trust in 1995. Prior to his Jan. 1 promotion, he served for eight years as president of the bank's eastern region, overseeing all banking functions in DeKalb, Putnam, Smith and Trousdale counties as well as Watertown. Oakley's roles with the bank have also included manager and assistant manager at the Watertown office. He started at WB&T as a mortgage originator, having previously worked at other institutions in operations, information systems, customer service and lending.
"We are pleased to have someone of Clark's experience, expertise and internal organizational knowledge stepping into this new role at Wilson Bank & Trust," CEO Randall Clemons said. "His practical approach and commitment to making WB&T better have brought him success at every level, and his combination of retail and operational skills will serve him well as our bank's first COO."
Oakley, a graduate of DeKalb County High School and Middle Tennessee State University, has completed professional programs through the Southeastern School of Banking at Vanderbilt and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University as well as the Tennessee Bankers Association's Executive Development Academy. In the community, he serves as a board member for United Way and as a church ministry chairman for Gideons International. A Leadership Wilson graduate, he has previously served with the Lions Club and as a member of the Rotary.
Oakley and his wife of 23 years, Lisa, reside in Liberty and have two children, Cason and Addison.