Harris Parker and Dustin Rhodes

Harris Parker and Dustin Rhodes

SHEFFIELD – Bank Independent recently announced the promotions of team members, Harris Parker and Dustin Rhodes.

Harris Parker has been promoted to Assistant Vice President - Sales Officer at the Athens East Sales Office.  Parker joined the Bank in 2014 as a Credit Analyst and has served in the roles of Loan Portfolio Analyst, Loan Portfolio Manager, and Sales Officer.  He graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration – Finance and Investment Management.  He graduated in 2019 from the Alabama Banking School at the University of South Alabama.  Harris is a member of the Athens Rotary Club and volunteers with The American Chestnut Foundation, a non-profit scientific research organization focused on forestry preservation.

“Since moving into a commercial lending role less than 18 months ago, Harris has had a remarkable amount of success in a short period of time,” Bank Independent Athens City President, Bob Thompson, said. “He has contributed a sizeable amount of growth to our loan portfolio in Limestone County and to the Bank as a whole. We are all very proud of Harris and his accomplishments and look forward to seeing him further contribute to the Bank’s success in the years to come.”

Dustin Rhodes has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Sales Officer at the Muscle Shoals sales office.  Rhodes first joined the Bank in May 2007 as a Collections Adjuster and moved into the roles of Loan Review Analyst and then Sales Officer before moving out of state in 2015.  He returned in 2017 as a Sales Officer.  The Muscle Shoals native graduated from UNA with a degree in Economics and is currently enrolled in the class of ‘23 at LSU Banking School.  Rhodes serves on the NACOLG Revolving Loan Committee and is a board member of the Lion’s Athletic Club at UNA.

“Dustin has been with Bank Independent for many years and worked his way up through the organization,” Bank Independent Shoals Area President, Bill Howard said.  “He has become one of our top commercial lenders and has truly earned this promotion.”