Financial Federal expands Commercial Banking Division with three new hires

Published on: July 12, 2013

Financial Federal is pleased to announce the addition of three staff members to their growing Commercial Banking division:

Benjamin Sutton is Financial Federal’s Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking.  He was most recently the Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending at another local community bank, where he was responsible for all aspects of lending requests, including originating, underwriting, cash flow analysis, and closing a wide range of credit facilities.  Ben is a 2006 graduate of the University of Memphis.

Casey Houston is Financial Federal’s Assistant Loan Administrator, in which role she is responsible for verifying and compiling information for loans in process, coordinating closing documentation for loans and lines of credit, and interfacing with attorneys and loan officers.  Casey is a 2012 graduate of the University of Memphis.

Leigh Harwell returns to Financial Federal, having previously worked as the bank’s Vice President in its Multifamily Lending division. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Private Client Services at a large regional bank.  Leigh received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.

In her new role at Financial Federal, Leigh will report directly to the bank’s executive management team as she oversees a variety of special projects across all of its divisions, including managing the bank’s growing digital presence, streamlining loan operations, and cultivating new business opportunities. 

“Commercial banking continues to be a rewarding area for Financial Federal.  These three exceptionally talented individuals will be extremely helpful as we work to expand that part of our business,” said Financial Federal President William Tayloe.  “Ben, Casey, and Leigh arrive here from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, but each one shares our vision for creating rewarding business banking relationships that are easy, efficient, and trouble-free.”