Cornerstone Community Bank Promotes Three Officers

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cornerstone Community Bank announced the promotion of three of its officers: 

Gary Petty, Executive Vice President

Mr. Petty, who started with Cornerstone in January of 2000, has 17 years experience in the banking industry and is Cornerstone’s chief financial officer. Mr. Petty received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and a Master of Accountancy degree from UT Chattanooga.  He and his wife live in Ringgold.

Bob Vercoe, Executive Vice President

Mr. Vercoe joined Cornerstone as chief credit officer in November of 2010, and has more than 30 years experience in the banking industry.  Originally from Raleigh, N.C., he holds a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History and an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Vercoe has lived in Chattanooga the past 20 years.  He and his wife have four grown children and reside on Signal Mountain.

Charles Millirons, Senior Vice President

Mr. Millirons has more than 17 years of banking experience and more than 22 years of business lending experience, including extensive experience in Small Business Administration (SBA) financing.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the UT Chattanooga and an MPA in Finance from UT Knoxville, and is a graduate of numerous banking, SBA and finance schools, classes and training.  He is an elder at the Red Bank Church of Christ, Treasurer of Chattanooga Scottish Rite and is a member of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and Small Business Awards Committee.  A long-time classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement (JA), he also serves on the “Big Bids for JA Kids” Auction Committee. Mr. Millirons is also past president of the Brainerd-East Brainerd Council of the Chamber of Commerce.  He and his wife have one son and reside in North Chattanooga. 




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