Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a group of individuals nominated by the shareholders of First Advantage Bancorp to oversee the Company and represent the interests of shareholders in regard to First Advantage Bank. These individuals meet regularly, providing leadership and vision for the future of First Advantage Bank.
William G. Beach
William Beach brings more than 30 years of business management experience and community leadership to the Board. Since 1978 he has been with Beach Oil Company, based in Clarksville, and has served as President and Owner of the company since 1991. He also has considerable experience in banking, having served for several years in director roles with Bank of America and Heritage Bank. He has been a Director on the First Advantage Bancorp Board since 2006 (including Board of Directors for First Federal Savings Bank).
A graduate of Austin Peay State University, Beach has contributed to numerous local organizations, including The Tennessee Oil Marketers Association, The Clarksville Tourism Commission, Leadership Clarksville, the Rotary Club, Clarksville Academy and Clarksville Country Club.
Earl O. Bradley III
Earl Bradley currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of First Advantage Bank, a role he assumed in 2005, and as a Director on the Board. He held various positions with Third National Bank and Dominion Bank from 1978 to 1988 before founding Heritage Bank in Clarksville. Bradley grew Heritage Bank to $240 million in assets before it was acquired by Old National Bank in 2000. He held various executive posts with Old National Bank through 2001 and then shifted to entrepreneurial ventures in manufacturing, industrial building, logistics and commercial real estate development. Bradley maintains an active ownership role in several local companies, but has been dedicated since 2005 to leading First Advantage Bank as Clarksville's most innovative, customer-friendly bank. His personal sense of commitment to the institution stems partly from family ties that date back to the founding of First Federal Savings Bank in 1954.
Bradley is a Clarksville native and attended Clarksville High School. He holds a bachelor's degree from Austin Peay State University and graduated from the Tennessee Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and the Band Administration Institute School of Banking.
Throughout his 30-year banking career, Bradley has devoted himself to business and civic organizations in Clarksville and across the state. Among the many groups in which he is or has been involved: Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, Aspire Clarksville Economic Initiative, Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Austin Peay State University Foundation, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church, Clarksville.
Vernon M. Carrigan, MD, FACP, FACPE, CPE
Dr. Vernon Carrigan is well-known in the Clarksville area for his longtime service, innovation and leadership in the medical field, and for his extensive community involvement. In 1980 he established his own local internal medicine practice and in 1995 merged the practice as a founding shareholder into Premier Medical Group, a multi-specialty practice that today includes 40 physicians. In the past three decades Dr. Carrigan has also filled several leadership roles with Clarksville Memorial Hospital – Gateway Health System, including Chief of Staff, Medical Director of the ICU and the Board of Directors. He maintains active memberships in local, state and national medical associations.
Dr. Carrigan has served on the First Advantage Bancorp Board of Directors since 1999 (including Board of Directors for First Federal Savings Bank). He regularly volunteers at the Good Samaritan Clinic and has taken 10 medical mission trips to foreign countries in the last decade. He is a member of the Austin Peay State University Foundation and a deacon at First Baptist Church, Clarksville.
Robert E. Durrett, III
A veteran of the construction industry, Rob Durrett brings an intimate understanding of local real estate development that is valuable to First Advantage Bank's commercial lending strategy. Durrett owns and operates a construction company, and is also managing owner and partner in three Clarksville-area apartment complexes. He has served on the First Advantage Bancorp Board of Directors since 2007. Durrett is a Clarksville native and an active member in Bethel United Methodist Church.
John T. Halliburton
Since joining First Advantage Bank in 2005 (then First Federal Savings Bank) John Halliburton has served as the bank's President. During his 30-year career in banking, Halliburton has focused primarily on the management and production of commercial, consumer and mortgage lending. He began his career with First Trust & Savings Bank in 1974, rising to Vice President during 14 years of service. He was an organizer of Heritage Bank in Clarksville 1988, and served in various executive capacities in commercial lending from 2000 to 2005, after Heritage Bank was acquired by Old National Bank. Halliburton is a graduate of Clarksville High School, Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.
William L. Mabry – Chairman of the Board
Local real estate broker William Mabry is Chairman of the First Advantage Bancorp Board of Directors, a post he has held since 2007. His extensive experience and interests in local real estate, including apartments and land development, give him a unique perspective on ways First Advantage Bank can help solve the challenges and opportunities facing Clarksville. Mabry also has banking leadership experience as an organizer and director for Heritage Bank in Clarksville. In addition to his service with First Advantage Bank, Mabry serves or has served on the boards of the Ft. Campbell Historical Foundation, the Clarksville DDP Community Revolving Investment Fund, the Clarksville Pastoral Counseling Center, Clarksville Academy, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Library Foundation. He is a 1977 graduate of Austin Peay State University and a member of the Austin Peay State University Foundation.
William H. Orgain
William Orgain has served on the First Advantage Bancorp Board of Directors since 2007. He brings a specific expertise in real estate and construction from his career at Orgain Building Supply Company. Orgain has been with the family-owned company since 1970 and has served as President since 1996. He received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Clarksville Rotary Club and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Greenwood Cemetery, The Montgomery County Sportsmen Association and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum.
Michael E. Wallace, CPA, PFS, MAC
Michael Wallace brings more than a decade of experience in finance, accounting and technology to the First Advantage Bancorp Board of Directors. Wallace is Managing Principal in Weatherspoon/Lowe/Wallace, an accounting firm in Clarksville. Before that he was Managing Partner with Wallace and Cave, spent five years with Stone, Rudolph and Henry and was also with Dent, Baker & Company in Birmingham, Ala. Wallace holds a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting from Samford University in Birmingham. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs, a board member of the Crisis Pregnancy Support Center and a former adjunct professor at Austin Peay State University.
David L. Watson
Clarksville native David Watson has served on the First Advantage Bancorp Board of Directors since 2006 (including Board of Directors for First Federal Savings Bank), using his 27 years of banking experience to contribute to the Board's strategy and leadership. Watson currently operates his own contracting business in the Clarksville area. Before retiring from Old National Bank in 2005, he was District President in Clarksville, and has been responsible for personnel, branch management, sales and marketing and consumer and commercial lending. Watson holds a bachelor's degree from Austin Peay State University and an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and the Mid-South School of Banking and is an active member of the Austin Peay State University Foundation.