Smith Retires after 30 Years at CFSB
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BENTON, KY - After 30 years, CFSB’s Chief Lending Officer/Executive Vice President Garry Smith has announced his retirement effective December 31.
Garry Wayne Smith graduated from South Marshall High School a member of the Class of 1973. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Communications from Murray State University in 1977.
Smith’s education in banking includes graduating from The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife Kathy have two married children, Marcus Smith and wife Devan of Benton, and Mallory (Smith) and husband Ryan Fagan of Louisville.
Smith started his career with CFSB in August 1986 as the Assistant Vice President of the Secondary Market and Trust Department. In January 1987, Smith took the responsibility of the Real Estate Department. April 1989 brought a promotion to Vice President. In June 1991, Smith was named Senior Loan Review Officer. In August 1994, he was then promoted to Senior Vice President. Smith’s responsibilities include Loan Review, Real Estate, Loan Operations, Commercial Lending, Secondary Market and Indirect Lending Departments. In February of 2006, Smith moved into his current role as Chief Lending Officer.
The Smiths attend New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church where Garry is the song leader.