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INSOUTH is a team committed to assisting our customers, employees, and communities in achieving their goals.

 

 

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Why INSOUTH?

Core Values & Mission Statement

INSOUTH is a team committed to assisting our customers, employees, and communities in achieving their goals.

To achieve our mission, we believe in and are guided by certain Operating Tenets, a set of core values by which we measure our progress and success. These values drive every decision throughout the organization, and we strive to adhere to them every day we do business.

  • We are a Company committed to addressing the needs of each market we serve.
  • We are focused on the customer and have the opportunity to provide quality products in a creative, innovative service environment.
  • We are an employee-oriented company, which is dedicated to developing the potential of each employee.
  • We are a caring corporate citizen; committed to the communities we serve.

Leadership Team

David Prince

David Prince

President and Chief Executive Officer

David began his career with INSOUTH Bank in 1987 and has spent over 24 years as a senior executive. He is a native of West Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He also attended the Mid-South School of Banking at Rhodes College and The University of Wisconsin's BAI School of Banking. David serves as a member of the Tennessee Bankers Association CEO Forum Group and Tennessee Bankers Association Independent Bankers, as well as the Vice Chairman of the Group Board of Directors and President of the Brownsville Haywood County Industrial Development Board. He is a member of Brownsville Baptist Church, a previous President of Brownsville Rotary Club, a member of the 1992 WestStar Leadership class, past Chair of Haywood County Civil Service Committee, past board member of the Brownsville Boys & Girls Club, past board member and Chairman of Haywood County Leadership and past Treasurer of Brownsville Haywood County IDB. “I am honored to work for INSOUTH Bank, Tennessee's oldest community bank, which is a family-owned business and faith-based organization that provides the hometown banking that our customers deserve. We have the best employees who genuinely care about our customers and work hard every day to meet their financial needs,” Prince says. 

Mike Perry

Mike Perry

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mike began working for INSOUTH Bank in 1987. He earned his CPA certificate in 2007 after graduating from Union University in 1999 and The Graduate School of Banking in 2008. His current role as Chief Financial Officer is to manage the bank's financial performance and work closely with management to ensure the bank's stability. He is a member of Brownsville Baptist Church, where he has taught elementary and junior high Sunday school. Mike has also served on the board of Habitat for Humanity and is a 2003 Haywood County Leadership class graduate. Mike is proud to work for a community bank that understands the value of relationship banking. “I consider myself very fortunate to work with the employees at INSOUTH Bank, who all strive to run the bank safely and soundly while caring for our customers, who are the foundation of our business,” Perry says. 

Alan Jones

Alan Jones

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Alan began his technology and banking career in 1977 with INSOUTH Bank. Alan’s role as Chief Information Officer is to provide INSOUTH Bank with the technology and services it needs to support all aspects of the business in an efficient and cost-effective manner. He holds a bachelor's degree from Union University as well as a degree from the BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations and Technology. Alan is a Gideon’s International member as well as a member of West Jackson Baptist Church. Alan considers himself extremely fortunate to work for a faith-based organization that strives to provide the best personal service to its customers. “I believe our customers and employees are our most valuable assets, and the foundation of INSOUTH Bank is built on hometown people serving the people in our communities”, Alan says.

Rodney Spicer

Rodney Spicer

Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Rodney is a University of Memphis graduate who began his career with INSOUTH Bank in 1992. Rodney, as Chief Credit Officer, is in charge of the bank's credit quality and loan administration.Rodney is a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and a retired Shelby County sports official. Rodney considers INSOUTH Bank to be a family, with employees who look out for one another and their customers. “I am an INSOUTH customer not because I am an employee, but because I know I can speak to an actual employee who will do their very best to provide me with the financial service I require,” Rodney says.

Nick Nichols

Nick Nichols

Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Nick is a University of Mississippi graduate with over 22 years of banking experience. He began his career as a Commercial Lender with INSOUTH Bank in 2013. As Chief Lending Officer, Nick is in charge of managing the bank’s loan portfolio and collaborating with the lending group to ensure an efficient and effective loan policy to meet the needs of the bank's customers. Nick is a WestStar Leadership and Tipton County Leadership graduate. Nick has presided over the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce and the Brownsville Rotary Club. He was a member of the Brownsville Exchange Club as well as the March of Dimes. He is a member of the Senior Lender Forum of the Tennessee Bankers Association. Nick regards INSOUTH Bank as a family that respects and values one another as well as its customers. “INSOUTH provides all the benefits of a community bank, where you can bank with people you know and trust while also providing the technology required in today’s world,” Nichols says.

 

Our History

After the Civil War, on February 12, 1869, the State of Tennessee issued articles of incorporation to the Brownsville Savings Bank, of Brownsville, Tennessee.

With initial capital of $100,000, the Bank prospered and paid its first semi-annual dividend of fifteen percent in May, 1871. Two years later, the Bank constructed a new building, just as the panic of 1873 struck and closed the doors of some of the strongest institutions. The Brownsville Savings Bank stood firm during that crisis, as well as during the financial panics of 1883 and 1893. In 1899, the bank was reorganized under the name of Brownsville Bank, and its fine leadership continued, especially during the Great Depression, when it was one of only a few banks never to close its doors.

Meanwhile in 1912, in an adjoining county, community leaders also recognized the need for expanded banking capabilities; and on December 12, Union Savings Bank of Tipton County was chartered in Covington, with capital stock of $30,000. Assets by year end that year stood at $174,000; and Union Savings continued to grow and prosper. Even during the Depression, the Bank did not close except for a one-time six hour period when all banks in the county were closed. No one ever lost a penny during the Depression at Union Savings Bank.


Moving into the second half of the 20th century, both banks grew in their communities, adding branch locations on Main Street in Brownsville with the Holly Park and Peachtree locations in the 1970s, and along Highway 51 in Covington in 1974. Our South Tipton County office in Atoka was opened in 1998 which strengthened INSOUTH’s customer service from Covington to Millington along Hwy 51.

In the merger-oriented banking environment of the 1980s, Brownsville Bank and Union Savings Bank were brought under the umbrella of Independent Southern Bancshares, Inc., “INSOUTH”, a privately owned holding company headquartered in Brownsville. Tennessee Bank and Trust based in Millington, Tennessee joined the bank family in 1988. They operated as separate financial institutions until January 1, 1998, when all three banks were consolidated under the original 1869 bank charter of the Brownsville Savings Bank. INSOUTH Bank today boasts locations in four counties in Tennessee.

With over 150 years in business, INSOUTH Bank stands ready to fulfill our Mission as “a team committed to assisting our customers, employees, and communities in achieving their goals.”

 

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