PIKEVILLE, Ky. (May 16, 2016) – Terry L. Spears has been promoted to vice president and small business banking officer of Community Trust Bank, President/CEO Mark A. Gooch announced today.
Spears has been with Community Trust Bank for eight years, and is responsible for managing Community Trust Bank’s Small Business Administration loan programs. His office is located at the Main Office of Community Trust Bank in Pikeville, Ky. Community Trust has been honored by the SBA as Kentucky’s top community bank 7a lender for seven consecutive years.
Spears previously worked as the vice president for advancement at the University of Pikeville and as a principal assistant at the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. He also worked as an executive assistant in the Office of Pike County Judge/Executive, the editor of the Appalachian News-Express, the publisher-editor of the Martin Countian and Mercury and as the sports editor at the Appalachian News-Express.
Spears is a graduate of Morehead State University where he earned an MBA and is a graduate of the University of Pikeville where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree. He is a graduate of Virgie (Ky.) High School.
Spears is a member of Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board and formerly served on boards of the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center Corp.; Big Sandy Health Care, Mountain Water District, East Kentucky Leadership Conference, Big Sandy Area Development District, the Honey Branch Industrial Authority, and several other non-profit and community service organizations. He and his wife Melissa Rose Branham Spears reside in Pikeville.
Community Trust Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community Trust Bancorp, which has assets of $3.9 billion and 70 banking locations across eastern, northeastern, central, and south central Kentucky, six banking locations in southern West Virginia, four banking locations in Tennessee, four trust offices across Kentucky, and one trust office in Tennessee.