MidSouth Bank executive Lee Moss has been named the 2012 Rutherford County Family YMCA Humanitarian of the Year.
Moss is the seventh recipient of the award created by Rutherford County Family YMCA board of directors to honor those in the community who give of their time, talent and resources to make Rutherford County a better place to live.
Past recipients include Bob Parks, Jack Weatherford, Dr. Liz Rhea, Kitty Murfree, John Floyd and Gordon Ferguson.
The award is presented each year at a Humanitarian Breakfast benefitting the YMCA’s annual giving campaign, which helps keep the organization available to all by providing financial assistance to those who otherwise could not afford the full cost of a membership.
Donations to the campaign also help the YMCA meet the ongoing needs of Rutherford County families by providing access to vital programs that offer affordable group and individual counseling, support for breast cancer survivors, youth sports opportunities for children and more.
Moss will be honored Thursday, Dec. 6, at the seventh annual YMCA Humanitarian of the Year Breakfast at Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.
Tickets for the breakfast are on sale now for $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10 and are available by calling 615-895-5995 or by e-mailing Camille Mickle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moss, chairman and chief executive officer of MidSouth Bank, graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration majoring in banking.
Prior to his role at MidSouth, he served 28 years with SunTrust Bank in Nashville, most recently as president in Rutherford County. He also graduated from The Graduate School of Banking at Lousiana State University and the National Commercial Lending School.
Moss is very active in the Murfreesboro community, currently serving as chairman of the Middle Tennessee Medical Center Board, and as a board member of the St. Thomas Health Services in Nashville, Business Education Partnership, The Jennings Jones Foundation, and The Wesley Foundation at Middle Tennessee State University.
In 2004, Moss received the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise award from MTSU’s School of Business. Moss served as Chairman of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and was named its 2006 Business Person of the Year.
He also was 2005 Chairman of the Rutherford County United Way and former campaign chairman, 2004 President and former Treasurer of Discovery Center in Murfreesboro, past National President of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, past President of the Rutherford County American Heart Association, former board member of the MTSU Foundation and MTSU School of Business, former President of the Nashville Downtown Optimist Club, and Past President of the University of Tennessee Davidson County Alumni Association.
He officiated high school basketball in Middle Tennessee for over twenty-five years and twice officiated the State Tournament in Murfreesboro.
Moss graduated from Leadership Rutherford in 1996, Leadership Middle Tennessee in 2011, and is active at First United Methodist Church where he has taught the Koinonia Adult Sunday School Class for 12 years, and serves on the church’s Administrative Board.
He and his wife, Susan are blessed with a wonderful family: daughter, Katherine, son-in-law, Chris, and their son, Caleb; son, Chase, daughter-in-law, Cat, and their children, Kyan and Kenna; daughter, Laura; and son, Robert (in Heaven).