JJ Shah, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Dr. J.J. Shah, MD is CEO & Chairman of the Board of Touchmark National Bank, a growing community bank in metro Atlanta. Dr. Shah is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and business executive with wide-ranging experience in banking, finance and real estate.
He has been a director since inception and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Touchmark National Bank and Touchmark Bancshares, Inc. since 2010. The institution has enjoyed continuous growth under his leadership.
He previously served as a Director at Verity Bank, which was sold at a profit to Community & Southern Bank (now Bank of the Ozarks).
He is also President of Gwinnett Clinic, a multi-specialty medical group founded in 1983.
Lynn Barron, E.V.P & Chief Financial Officer
Lynn Barron joined Touchmark National Bank on May 14, 2020 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. With almost 50 years of banking experience, Ms. Barron has experience in all areas of the banking field. She also served as the CFO at 4 de novo banks, all located in the metro Atlanta area.
Hank Almquist, E.V.P & Chief Operating Officer
Hank joined Touchmark National Bank as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. Prior to joining the company, Hank was a banker at Chase Bank in New York and in Georgia at Citicorp and Cornerstone Bank. Preceding his time as President of Cornerstone Bank, Hank was Executive Vice president and Chief Financial Officer for John C. Portman, Jr at AMC, Inc. ("Americasmart"). His education includes both a B.A. and M.B.A from Duke University.
Billy Wilhite, E.V.P & Chief Credit Officer
Billy Wilhite joined Touchmark National Bank on May 27, 2020. Prior to joining the company, Billy spent 20 years as a senior or executive banker and consultant for several community and regional banks in West Tennessee. His experience has been focused on the credit and lending side of the Bank but having served in the capacity of a Board member for several banks Billy is very familiar with all aspects of the banking business. Prior to becoming a banker, Billy operated a third generation family business which focused on retail / wholesale fuel distribution, store and restaurant operations and real estate investments.