Richard E. Herrington - Chairman and CEO

Richard E. Herrington
Mr. Herrington is a veteran Williamson County banker with 40 years of banking experience. He serves as Chairman and CEO of Franklin Synergy Bank. He began his Tennessee banking career with First American Bank, then later served as a bank consultant with Price Waterhouse. In addition he established a community bank data processing and consulting firm.

In 1989, Mr. Herrington co-founded Franklin Financial Corporation (Franklin National Bank) where he served as President and CEO until 2002. Recruited by the Board of Civitas Bank Group (then Cumberland Bancorp), Mr. Herrington became the President and CEO of the holding company, charged with engineering a turn-around of the troubled banking organization. In accomplishing this, he assembled a five-member executive management team that executed a successful four-year remediation plan.

Mr. Herrington holds a B.A. in Economics from Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina and a M.A. in Economics Florida State University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Williamson County Library Foundation and The Columbia State Community College Foundation In addition, Mr. Herrington is a former member of Leadership Franklin, the Board of Trustees of Battle Ground Academy and Education First Foundation, a public education foundation supporting Williamson County and Franklin Special School District school systems.