President & CEO
Autry Gobbell grew up in the banking business, working first as a teller at the Bank of Waynesboro in Collinwood when he was 18 years old. He later moved to Peoples Bank in Clifton under Bank President Norman Waters, working in every available position over the years. In 1979, he was named president and CEO. His experience in the investment field has produced favorable profits for the Bank. Mr. Gobbell is credited with most of the innovative ideas born at our Bank, and he remains a man of great vision and foresight in the banking industry. He has served in several positions of leadership in the Tennessee Bankers Association.
Executive Vice President
Tommy Martin also had an early start in banking. After graduating from college at the age of 22, he went to work at Peoples Bank in Clifton. Mr. Martin has experience in almost every position at the Bank, and his commitment to make a career in banking has been proven by his presence here since 1974. He directs many of the day-to-day operations of the Bank. He is a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors.
Chief Information Officer/Chief Operations Officer
Susan Clark was the first female Cashier of a bank in Wayne County. She has worked at our Bank since 1979 and has experience as a teller, bookkeeper, mortgage loan officer, and is also licensed to sell life and health insurance products. Mrs. Clark now serves as our Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer.
Chief Financial Officer
Hayley Inman is a Wayne County native and joined Peoples Bank in January 2019. Ms. Inman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Science in Accounting from Maryville University. She began her career with Peoples Bank as a Credit Analyst after three years of public accounting experience. From the beginning, Ms. Inman was able to take on additional responsibilities which has provided her with the opportunity to develop strong working relationships with the various teams at Peoples Bank. She serves as Chief Financial Officer and the Board of Directors secretary.
Chief Lending Officer
Kelvin Runions has been with Peoples Bank since January 2002. After graduating from college, he served as a compliance officer, branch manager and vice president of the Bank of Waynesboro. He was hired at Peoples Bank as a loan officer and now serves as our Chief Lending Officer. Mr. Runions is also a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors.
CRCM | Compliance Officer
Jennie Runions first worked at our Bank as a part-time teller while she attended college. Upon graduating college in 2001, she came to work full-time as the Bank’s Compliance Officer. Mrs. Runions has her B.B.A. in Human Resources Management. She received her CRCM certification in 2006 and currently serves our Bank as Compliance Officer.
Clifton Branch Manager
Byron Davis began his banking career with Peoples Bank in May 1995 following graduation from The University of Tennessee at Martin. He completed The Tennessee School of Banking in 2001 and The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in 2011. In addition to being Branch Manager at the Clifton office, Mr. Davis serves as Loan Officer, Security Officer and partners with the Human Resource Team for the Bank.
Waynesboro Branch Manager
Jerrod Baugus came to work in 1995 after graduating with a double major in Marketing and Management and has been working here ever since. He has been a loan officer during that time. He was named Branch Manager of the Waynesboro office in 2008 and oversees 12 employees.
Hohenwald Branch Manager
Terrell E. Yeiser has worked in finance and banking since graduating from The University of Tennessee at Martin in 1989. He first came to work at Peoples Bank in 1995, from Great Western Bank in South Mississippi. Originally from Waynesboro, he now handles the branch operation and business development of the Hohenwald market. Mr. Yeiser has served as a Board of Director for several local companies in Lewis County, as well as being an active member of the community, which in turn helped lead to the Hohenwald Branch of Peoples Bank being named the Business of the Year for Lewis County in 2014.
Collinwood Branch Manager
Katie grew up in West Tennessee. She met her husband, Jamie, at the University of Tennessee at Martin while obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture. After graduation, she moved to Lutts. She began her banking career at the former Bank of Collinwood, where she worked in loan operations. Later she was promoted to Credit Administrator, overseeing all lending operations of the loan department for five years. She comes to us with ten years of banking experience and is the branch manager and a loan officer at our Collinwood Branch.
Summertown Branch Manager
Jennie Faulkner is the first female Branch Manager to join the family of Peoples Bank. She is the branch manager and loan officer of our newest branch located in Summertown. Jennie graduated from UNA in 2009 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She comes to us with 12 years’ experience in banking.