Gary L. Scott
Gary L. Scott
Mr. Scott, former chairman and CEO of Mid-America Bancshares and PrimeTrust Bank, has more than 30 years of financial services experience. Prior to starting PrimeTrust Bank in 2001, Mr. Scott served as a senior vice president at First American National Bank. He started his career in the management training program at Third National Bank and then moved to Cheatham State Bank in 1973, initially as executive vice president and then as president and CEO from 1975 to 1986 and chairman and CEO from 1986 to 1998. While at Cheatham State Bank, he attended both the Tennessee School of Banking at Vanderbilt University and the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU. He earned a bachelor's degree from Austin Peay University in 1971.
Mr. Scott has held numerous leadership positions with the American Bankers Association and the Tennessee Bankers Association. He received the Tennessee Bankers Association "Leader in Banking Excellence" award in 2007.
Mr. Scott has served in many community and business leadership roles, including director for CSB Financial Corporation, Plateau Group Inc., Plateau Insurance Company and Delta Dental Plan of Tennessee. He served on the board of Cumberland Region Tomorrow, a non-profit regional planning organization, from 2008 to 2014 and was vice chairman from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Scott received the organization's Award for Regional Thinking and Action in 2015. In 2001, he co-founded Leadership Middle Tennessee and served as its secretary and treasurer until June 2012. Mr. Scott currently serves on the Austin Peay State University College of Business Advisory Board and was named Outstanding Alumnus in 2012.