After 31 years in the banking industry, both at First National Bank (FNB) and most recently at Troy Bank & Trust (TB&T), Jerry McLendon retired at the end of October. “The first day of my retirement I’m going to sleep and then go fishing,” McLendon said enthusiastically.
A graduate of Pike County High School and Troy State University, McLendon began his banking career after working for several years at the South Alabama Electric Cooperative. He started as a Loan Officer at First National and eventually was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Loan Officer at FNB and Senior Vice President at TB&T.
When asked what has changed the most in banking from its inception until today, McLendon quickly responds: “Regulations… so many regulations! “ He said he won’t miss the rules, but he will be missed by his colleagues and clients who have become friends over the years. “I will definitely miss the people I have worked with and the clients I have served,” said McLendon.
An active member of the Park Memorial United Methodist Church and a longtime Sunday School teacher, McLendon was a member of the First Pike Leadership Class sponsored by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was a member of the first House Farm City committee. McLendon was also a Brundidge Rotarian. Married to former Donna Hemphill, they have three children and three grandchildren.
“We feel fortunate that Jerry has been an integral part of the Pike County banking industry for 31 years,” said Jeff Kervin, President and CEO of Troy Bank & Trust. “We know he will be missed by his clients and colleagues, but we are grateful for the many years he has spent serving bank clients, both internal and external.”