A 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University has joined the Murfreesboro branch of First National Bank of McMinnville as a management trainee, according to a press release.
Michael Nanney, an alumnus of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, is currently serving as a teller at the Murfreesboro branch on Gateway Boulevard in the first phase of a training program that will include all aspects of the banking business.
“Nanney comes to us as a management trainee and was highly recommended to us by his professors at MTSU, having earned his business degree in May 2012,” said Tom Vance, chief executive officer of First National Bank.
Nanney has previous banking experience as a senior teller and financial services representative.
Over the next year, Nanney will be spending time in many different areas of the bank to gain exposure in all aspects of the financial institution.
“These areas will include customer service, credit analysis, loan review, commercial and consumer lending, information technology, accounting and general branch administration,” Vance said. “We are very pleased to welcome (him) to our ranks and know he will be a great addition to our staff.”
He noted Nanney has the background and ability to be a “great banker and leader” and the bank plans to afford him every opportunity to find his niche, as he begins his career with our financial institution.
Vance said he has known Nanney and his family for many years and has “witnessed this young man grow into a well-educated, responsible adult.” He added Nanney is the product of a Christian home, and he is rooted in a strong belief system of personal integrity and hard work.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work and learn from such veteran bankers,” Nanney said, adding he has known Vance for many years and feels privileged for a chance to work along side him.
Prior to working at First National Bank, Nanney served as treasurer for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, as well as a leadership camp facilitator and peer educator during his time as a Blue Raider. He has also served as a volunteer basketball coach with the city of Murfreesboro.
Nanney said this opportunity is unique because it will allow him to work in every department within the bank to fully understand the daily operations.
“I am happy to serve my hometown community,” he said.