May 28, 2020
By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Wes Taylor, Dustin Phillips, Jerry Talbert, and Derrick Andrews
Wes Taylor Promoted to SVP of Consumer and Small Business Lending at Wilson Bank & Trust.
Wes Taylor has been promoted to an expanded role at Wilson Bank & Trust that includes oversight of the bank’s consumer and small business lending operations. He will also continue in his role as regional president of the eastern portion of the bank’s service area.
Taylor began his career at Wilson Bank & Trust in 2000 as a customer service representative. Since then, he has gained experience as a commercial lender, regional mortgage manager and office manager. Taylor will now be responsible for supervising consumer lending for products like construction loans, home equity loans auto loans, and small business loans.
“Wes has helped instill success at Wilson Bank in every role he’s held, and we look forward to the leadership he brings to his new position,” says WB&T President, John Foster. “His varied experience in lending, his relationships with customers and his extensive knowledge in the field will help him provide great direction for our consumer and business lending teams bank-wide.”
Dustin Phillips Joins CCBank as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Utah community-focused financial institution, CCBank has hired Dustin Phillips as senior vice president and chief lending officer, where he is responsible for overseeing the bank’s lending team activity and managing the bank’s SBA loan portfolio.
Phillips joins CCBank as a seasoned financial executive with proven experience in lending operations and management. He started his banking career in 1993 as a teller and began commercial lending in the St. Louis, Missouri, market in 1999. Phillips moved to the Utah Valley area in 2007 to join a local community bank where he worked for the past 13 years before joining CCBank.
“Dustin’s caliber of experience and knowledge of the local business community is a valuable resource to our community bank and clients,” says Mike Watson, CCBank’s president and CEO. “We continue to grow and recruit top talent in our area—and we welcome Dustin to our bank.”
Phillips attained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo in 1996 and completed the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in 2017. He and his wife of 23 years have three children.
Jerry Talbert and Derrick Andrews Join SBA Arkansas District Office
Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office welcomed two new members to its team. Jerry Talbert has joined SBA Arkansas as its new Deputy District Director, and Derrick Andrews has joined the district as its Outreach and Marketing Specialist. In their new roles, Talbert and Andrews will help increase the agency’s capacity to provide assistance and resources to small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and help rebuild the state’s economy.
“SBA Arkansas is fortunate to have someone with Jerry Talbert’s extensive experience fill the role of Deputy District Director during this challenging and uncertain time for small businesses in our state; and Derrick Andrews is a proven professional who will be an incredible asset in his new role within the agency,” says Edward Haddock, District Director for SBA Arkansas. “These highly qualified individuals stepped up at just the right time when our small businesses need our help the most, and Arkansas will benefit from their knowledge and expertise as we continue to rebuild and strengthen our economy down the road.”
These new additions to the SBA Arkansas team will help the agency more effectively serve the small businesses impacted by the coronavirus and provide them with the resources to rebuild and grow.