LOUISVILLE, KY. — Eclipse Bank, Inc., the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eclipse Bancorp, Inc., announced the addition of four new commercial bankers and plans to open loan origination offices in the Nashville and Tri- Cities of Tennessee.
The expansion follows a year in which the bank opened its second full-service branch and announced plans for a third, both in Louisville.
Kenneth N. Raff, II will serve as executive vice president and CEO of the Tennessee region and will operate out of Johnson City. Joining Raff in Johnson City are Brandon Farmer, vice president and head of commercial relationships, and Brandy Wolfe Mullins, assistant vice president and commercial lending specialist. Richard Camp, senior vice president and senior business relationship manager, will operate out of Greater Nashville.
Raff, a Johnson City native and graduate of East Tennessee State University, has over 20 years of banking experience in roles of increasing responsibility. He joins Eclipse from Commercial Bank, where he served as executive vice president and regional president of the Tri-Cities and Knoxville regions, with 10 branches and combined assets of approximately $600 million. Raff also sits on ETSU’s Economic and Financial Advisory Board. Prior to Commercial Bank, he held commercial lending positions at Truist (formerly BB&T) and Mountain Commerce Bank. As region CEO, Raff will lead the expansion strategy and oversee banking operations throughout Tennessee.
Farmer has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, including retail, operations and commercial lending. Farmer, also a Johnson City native, is a graduate of King’s University as well as the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Southeastern Banking School. As Director of Business Relations, Brandon will focus on serving the financial needs of businesses in Johnson City and throughout the Tri Cities area.
Mullins, a Tri Cities native, has over 20 years of local banking experience. Mullins has a diverse skill set including retail and management, portfolio management, commercial loan documentation and loan processing. As a Commercial Lending Specialist, Mullins will work closely with local corporate clients, overseeing the loan closing process and providing ongoing service support.
Camp is a Nashville native with nearly two decades of banking experience, primarily focused on commercial lending and credit analysis. Camp earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. At Commercial Bank, Richard has grown a commercial loan portfolio of approximately $180 million and has consistently ranked as the top producer in the business, originating more than $80 million in new loans in 2021. As As Senior Director of Commercial Relations, he will focus on meeting the needs of corporate clients in the Nashville area as well as recruiting and mentoring a team of commercial bankers.
“We are excited to enter the dynamic markets of Tri Cities and Nashville, two of Tennessee’s largest population centers. We have hired a talented group of local community bankers who share our service-oriented values. Under the leadership of Kenneth and his team, we look forward to serving the needs of these local business communities,” said Andrew Pyles, President and CEO of Eclipse Bank and Eclipse Bancorp.
Raff said, “Brandy, Brandon and I constantly strive to be Johnson City’s Community Bankers. Eclipse’s service-based culture will help further support these efforts. We look forward to bringing the Eclipse brand to Johnson City and the Tri Cities area.
Camp said, “I’m excited to help build Eclipse’s presence in Greater Nashville. Their strong customer focus and commitment to relationships will certainly resonate in the local market. »
Eclipse Bancorp, Inc., with nearly $300 million in assets, was incorporated in 2021 as a bank holding company. It is the parent company of Eclipse Bank, Inc. which was established in 2005. Eclipse offers a full range of commercial, retail and mortgage products through two full-service banking centers in Louisville, KY. For more information, visit www.eclipsebank.com.