Reliant Bank has brought back a former commercial banking vice president to lead its operations in Maury and Hickman counties, which are home to about 30 percent of the bank’s deposits.
Michael Williams Jr. has rejoined Brentwood-based Reliant as an executive VP and will focus on commercial banking as well as business development and market share growth. The 16-year banking sector veteran and native of Columbia had since mid-2017 been with InsBank as first vice president and head of its private banking division. Before that, he was a senior VP at regional lender Renasant Bank, which he joined from Reliant in May 2013.
“We are thrilled to have Michael back on board,” said Louis Holloway, Reliant’s COO. “He brings a strong background in commercial banking and has deep roots in the Maury County area. Michael’s leadership and experience will be a great addition to our Maury and Hickman County markets.”
Reliant moved into Maury and Hickman counties in a big way at the beginning of last year by buying the parent company of Community First Bank & Trust for $62 million. (Holloway was CEO of that institution.) Last summer, the bank controlled about $390 million in deposits at the six offices it has in the two counties.