Cumberland University Board of Trust Elects John McDearman

John McDearman, Wilson Bank & Trust’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, was elected to the Cumberland University Board of Trust at their fall meeting on December 2. 

During McDearman’s 24-year career at the $4.1 billion community bank, he has held various leadership positions including loan officer, office manager, regional manager and president. 

“In the same way John’s leadership has positioned Wilson Bank & Trust’s successful expansion into many new markets, I am confident that his addition to our esteemed Board of Trust will further advance Cumberland in impressive ways,” said President Paul C. Stumb.

McDearman shared his excitement about his newly elected position saying, “I am extremely honored to be invited to join the Cumberland University Board of Trust. Cumberland has a rich history as an institution of higher learning that impacts the lives of so many in our local community and beyond. I look forward to serving with this fine group of bright, successful and caring individuals to help Cumberland continue to grow and thrive now and in the future.” 

McDearman’s passion for his community is evident by his involvement with United Way, Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Empower Me Day Camp, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lebanon Noon Rotary, Cumberland Region Tomorrow, Boy Scouts of America, Leadership Middle Tennessee, Tennessee Tech Business School Advisory Board as well as his church, First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. 

For many years, McDearman’s wife Kathy has been a highly respected faculty member at Cumberland’s Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions. He and Kathy have four children JC, Eli, Mark and Mia. 

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