TRI-CITIES, Tenn.---Citizens Bank Tri-Cities has hired Kevin Jessee as executive vice president responsible for commercial lending and business development in the Bristol TN/VA area.Jessee, most recently president of Bristol for First Tennessee Bank National Association, is a Bristol, VA native and graduate of East Tennessee State University.Jessee began his 11-year banking career at Dominion Bank National Association in Bristol and was later hired by First Tennessee as a vice president of commercial lending.He
was named Bristol bank president for First Tennessee
in 1997. Jessee graduated from both the Tennessee Banker's Association Commercial Lending School and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.He is a board member of the Paramount Foundation, the Boys Scouts of America, Sequoyah Council and a member of the Morning Rotary Club of Bristol.
In addition, he
is a past president of Junior Achievement
and has served as a campaign chair for United Way of Bristol
and committee member for Autumn Chase.Jessee
wife, Suzanne, and their two children reside in Bristol, VA. Citizens Bank Tri-Cities
, a 65-year-old independent community bank, is planning to open a full-service office in Bristol giving the bank a total of nine locations in the Tri-Cities region.Jessee
will be located at 1101 Volunteer Pkwy. Suite 3 until a permanent location for the bank is secured.