The majority of the board of directors has been with the bank since its beginning as well. They comprise some of the most astute businesspeople in the county, who have sculpted the bank’s underlying strengths with their own principles, virtues, and community-minded leadership.

We know the continued growth and success of our business depends on the trust, friendship, and loyalty of our customers – which is dependent on our personnel. The longevity of employees at Volunteer Federal attests to its strong foundation: over 60% of our employees have been with the bank for more than 10 years. Every individual at our bank is dedicated to the financial, economic, and social strength of the communities we serve. A true spirit of giving permeates every department at Volunteer Federal. Ours is an extended family, which selflessly contributes to the well-being of each member, and extends the same caring attitude to the individual customers and to each home town community it serves.

Even with the convenience of online banking, ATMs, and mobile transactions, meeting face-to-face and personally interacting with your banker is a welcome option. At Volunteer Federal, the staff at your branch are probably the same neighbors you see at the school softball game or share a bench with at church or work with as a community volunteer. Regular customers are greeted by name as soon as they enter the lobby, and this is an aspect of doing business that our customers highly value.

Board of Directors & Officers

  • Larry Hicks, Chairman, Consultant*
  • Bobby Richesin, Vice Chairman*
  • John H. Dalton, Director*
  • Carol Hammontree, Vice President *
  • Bert Blankenship, Secretary / Treasurer *
  • Rob Rule, Chief Executive Officer/President *
  • Eric Hicks, Director *
  • Michael Richesin, Director *
  • Shelia Knox, Senior Vice President, COO, Assistant BSA / AML Officer
  • Charlie Robbins, Senior Vice President, CIO, Information Security Officer, FACT Act / ID Theft Prevention Officer
  • Bobby Moser, Vice President, Operations Coordinator
  • Ruby McLemore, Vice President, Madisonville Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • Sonya Harris, Vice President, Tellico Plains Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • Rita White, Vice President, Vonore Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • David Viar, Assistant Vice President, BSA/AML Officer, OFAC Officer
  • Tim Moree, Assistant Vice President, Credit Risk Officer, Security Officer, Safe Act Officer
  • Kressa Mason, Assistant Vice President, Tellico Plains Assistant Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • June Yamada, Financial Officer
  • Stephen Miller, Internal Auditor
  • Gina Rule, Human Resource Officer, CRA Chairperson
  • Heather Robbins, Assistant Vice President, New Accounts Coordinator, Deposit Administration Officer
  • Adam Reynolds, Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer
  • Melanie Baxter, Assistant Vice President, Credit Officer
  • Abby Cook, Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • Tamaryn Crowder, Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • Shelia Phillips,  Assistant Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • Sara Spiva, Assistant Branch Manager, Loan Officer
  • Christy McCosh, Loan Administration Officer
*Board of Directors