Sullivan is one of the original 10 employees of Bank of Cleveland and previously served as executive vice president.
“His promotion to president will expand his management responsibilities.” said Taylor. “From the beginning, he has played an integral part in the financial and operational areas of the Bank. His attention to detail and excellent management of the bank’s balance sheet has contributed to Bank of Cleveland’s success over the past 24 years.”
He has always played an active role in the community and currently serves on Broad Street United Methodist Church Board of Trustees and active with Troop No. 10 and the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.
He has also served as Bradley County Fire Board chairman and with other organizations such as Museum Center at 5ive Points, Chamber of Commerce and United Way. He has volunteered many hours with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, Relay for Life of Bradley County and American Heart Association.
Sullivan graduated from University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984 and earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.
Sullivan and his wife, Hilda, have three children, Ella Marie, Sam and Charlsey. They are members of Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Buckner came to Bank of Cleveland in 1991. He has 27 years lending experience with a strong focus on commercial lending.
“Terry’s promotion to chief lending officer is well deserved.” said Taylor.
“His knowledge of the local market, our customers and lending compliance and analysis will enable him to manage and lead our lenders while continuing to market loan and deposits products to the local community.”
He is currently a member of Rotary Club of Cleveland and has previously served on the board of directors. He is an active supporter of Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce having served on the board and chaired the membership committee.
He has also served as solicitor for United Way of Bradley County and chaired the funds distribution panel.
Buckner graduated from University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a bachelor of science in business administration with a major in finance. He is also a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Banking and the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending.
Buckner as his wife, Kathy, have two children, Karley and Jake. They are members of First United Methodist Church.
Bank of Cleveland began in 1987 and has four full-service offices in Cleveland. It is the oldest and strongest locally-owned bank in Bradley County.
For more information about Bank of Cleveland, visit the website at www.bankofcleveland.com.