Greeneville, Tenn. – Jerome Julian has joined Apex Bank as Greene County President. Julian brings 30 years of banking knowledge and experience in the management, wealth, retail, and lending areas. Throughout his career, Julian has served the Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City, Morristown, and Knoxville markets.
“Jerome brings a level of expertise that will enhance our bank’s ability to continue delivering the best banking and overall customer experience to Greene and Hawkins County customers,” said Matt Daniels, President and CEO of Apex Bank. “Our team strives to enhance the quality of life in our communities and promote economic growth. We welcome Jerome to the team and we fully expect him to immediately contribute to our communities.”
Julian began his banking career as an accountant at SunTrust Bank and quickly moved into leadership roles. Julian served as President of TriSummit Bank in Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia, as well as President of the Tennessee Lakeway Area of Morristown. He most recently served as Vice President of United Management Company, a McGlothlin company, in Bristol, VA and as President and CEO of the United Way of Washington County, Tennessee.
In addition to his successful career, Julian is a strong advocate for community outreach and investment. He has volunteered in numerous Chambers of Commerce, youth leadership programs, and small business and entrepreneurial organization boards. He has also led many fundraising efforts for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club, among other philanthropic organizations.
“I am thrilled to join the Apex Bank family,” said Julian. “The company culture and our daily dedication and investment in identifying and delivering the best in community banking for each individual customer is a philosophy that I’ve built my career upon. I am looking forward to working in the Greene and Hawkins County communities.”
Julian is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Consumer Banking Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia.
With $560 million in assets, Apex Bank currently operates 15 retail offices throughout Tennessee in addition to its Knoxville-based national mortgage-servicing center. Apex Bank’s presence in Greene County has grown at a staggering rate in the last two years, beginning with the acquisition of American Patriot Bank in December of 2016. Apex Bank has been ranked number one in the state of Tennessee and second in the nation by the Independent Community Bankers Association’s (ICBA) Top Performing Banks industry analysis for a second consecutive year. Additionally, Banks Street Partners ranks Apex Bank as the top performing bank in net interest margins and return on average equity in the state of Tennessee.
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