As we continue to grow, Friends of Traditional Banking is excited to welcome four new members to our Executive Committee! For a full list of our leadership see:   

Meet these new leaders below!  --Ty Abston, Chair
Derek Williams 

President and CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Ga., Williams is also treasurer of the Independent Community Bankers of America and a member of the ICBA Executive Committee and the board of directors. He was chairman of the Regulation Review Subcommittee and is a member of the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. He also served on the Lending and Policy Development Committee as well as on the FHLBank Task Force. Williams also served three years on the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Committee.

Williams is past-chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia, where he currently serves as a board member. Active in his local community, Williams is treasurer of the Milledgeville Chamber of Commerce and is also on a number of other civic and community boards. He has been a Rotarian for the past 18 years. He is a former chairman of the American Cancer Society of Muscogee County in Columbus, Ga. 

Williams received his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Georgia. He is also a graduate of Louisiana State University's Graduate School of Banking. He lives in Milledgeville, Ga., with his wife, Karen.

Joye Hunt

For the past twelve years, Hunt has served as the SVP- CFO-Treasurer-HR for PBK Bank and its holding company in Stanford, Kentucky. She brings 35 years of experience in banking, and has been representing Kentucky on the Fifty State Banking Board of Friends of Traditional Banking. 
Hunt is a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and has served as the Stanford Rotary Treasurer for many years. She has served the local United Way in many capacities and positions, including Board Chair and Campaign Chair of a $1.2mm campaign. For this community service, she received the John Stegall Volunteer of the Year award.

Hunt and her husband Joe Tamme live in rural central Kentucky, where he raises purebred Registered Angus beef cattle, corn, and hay. Hunt's son Ben is a junior at the University of Kentucky. A breast cancer survivor, Hunt lists her highest honors as being a Child of God and a Mom.

Guy Williams

Williams co-founded Gulf Coast Bank & Trust in 1990.  He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the past 26 years.  A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Williams received a bachelor's degree from Emory and a master's degree in finance from Georgia State University.

His educational involvement includes serving as a member of the visiting committee at Loyola University, serving as a Foundation Board member at Nunez Community College, a substitute teacher at St. Martin's Episcopal High School and as a former adjunct professor at Tulane University.
Williams has served as president of the Louisiana Bankers Association, on the Board of Directors of the American Banking Association, and representing Louisiana on Friends of Traditional Banking's Fifty State Banker Board. He currently serves as a board member for the Jefferson Business Council, Greater New Orleans, Inc. Baptist Community Ministries, and Christ Community Health Center. He has also served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, the Louisiana Housing Corporation, the Finance Authority of New Orleans, and Crossroads Louisiana.

He is also actively involved in his church serving as a Deacon and a Bible Study Leader.  In his free time, Williams enjoys sailing, flying, motorcycle riding and spending time with his wife, Dale, and two adult children, Gregory Williams and Bonnie Williams Annasetti.
Michael Steen

Steen is the president, CEO, vice chairman, and director of Community Banc, Inc., a $400 million independent bank in Zanesville, Ohio. Previously he was founder and CEO of The Marion Bank. Steen is the 2017-18 Ohio BankPAC chair for The Ohio Bankers League, and was the 2015 "Ohio Banker of the Year." He has also been representing Ohio on Friends of Traditional Banking's Fifty State Banker Board.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, and the Prochnow Graduate School of Banking at the Univeristy of Wisconsin, Steen has also completed banking programs at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Ohio University.

Steen's charitable work includes service on the board of the Athens County Red Cross, Crooksville Arts Council, J. Brannon Hall Scholarship Foundation, Forever Dads, Muskingum Family YMCA, and the Marion County Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Board.

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