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Ketterman retires as National Bank of Tennessee president

Published: 7:43 PM, 05/10/2013 Last updated: 7:43 PM, 05/10/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-After 46 in the banking business, Keith Ketterman is retiring.

Ketterman, President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Tennessee and NBN Corporation, retired April 30.

Ketterman began his banking career in 1967 at First American National Bank in Nashville and Knoxville.

His move to Newport came in 1984 when he joined then-National Bank of Newport (now Tennessee) as Executive Vice-President. He was named Director in 1986 and President and CEO in 1987.

On Friday morning, Ketterman said his opportunity to come to Newport came when First American sold out. "I had two choices," said Ketterman, "to go back to Nashville or elsewhere. I didn't want to go back to Nashville. A friend of mine, who happened to be a friend of Dr. Fred Valentine, Jr., told him about me."

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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