First Volunteer Bank Names New Banker

Monday, May 19, 2014
Pictured:  Jamie Kyle
Pictured: Jamie Kyle

First Volunteer Bank announced that Jamie Kyle has joined the Bank as vice president and market leader for  the Gunbarrel Road Branch.

“I am excited to make this announcement”, stated Patti W. Steele, president and CEO for First Volunteer.  “Jamie brings 15 years of banking experience to his new role.  Our customers in the East Brainerd area will benefit from his knowledge and high level of customer service,” she added. 

“I’m excited to join First Volunteer and I love community banking.  Each day I get to help customers realize their dream of owning their own business or buying their dream home.  I get to help with all aspects of their financial needs,” Mr.

Kyle added.

Mr. Kyle most recently served as vice president and branch manager for a regional bank.  He is active in the community; currently serving as past president of the Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber of Commerce and serves as a founding member and vice president of resource development for The Refuge in Cleveland.  He attended Cleveland State Community College.  Under his leadership as president of the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council; his group was named Chamber Council of the Year in 2013.  In 2011, he was honored as a Hometown Hero by Modern Woodsmen of America.  

When he’s not helping his customers with their banking needs, Mr. Kyle enjoys everything about sports; including hosting a pre-race radio show on a local station.  He and his wife, Kelli, call Cleveland home; and are the parents of three children.

Mr. Kyle assumes the role most recently held by Sam Turnipseed.  Mr. Turnipseed has transitioned  into a commercial banker role with First Volunteer at the Broad Street office.



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