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G’Fellers named to Andrew Johnson Bank board

For Homer G’Fellers, his new job is simply another way to help Jonesborough.
The retired CEO of Johnson City Power Board recently accepted a position on the Jonesborough Advisory Board for Andrew Johnson Bank, based in Greeneville.
“It’s another chance to promote the town,” G’Fellers said. “It gives me the ability to use the relationships I’ve built over the years and still be involved in the economic development picture. It allows me to be involved in the community.”
President and CEO of Andrew Johnson Bank James W. Hickerson made the announcement of G’Fellers hire last week. G’fellers will be assisting Art Rambo, county executive for Washington County, by representing the bank in the community for business development opportunities and public relations, as well as commercial and individual loans and deposits.
G’Fellers will begin work immediately at his office located at 1551 E. Jackson Blvd.
A Jonesborough native, G’Fellers was employed by the Johnson City Power Board for 38 years, the last eight as CEO. In the Town of Jonesborough, he has been elected as alderman twice and mayor once. Then, in 2012, G’Fellers agreed to step back onto the board to complete Alderman Mary Gearhart’s term of office when health issues necessitated her retirement.
While his new position may be seen as “stepping out of retirement,” G’Fellers laughs and indicates it’s been anything but.
“I am on a lot of boards,” G’Fellers said laughing. “I am a people person. I enjoy that. (After retirement,) I didn’t want to be totally removed.”
In addition to his position on Jonesborough’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen, G’Fellers is a member of the Board of Directors for the ETSU Innovation Lab and Washington County Economic Development Council and serves as vice president of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Now, G’Fellers is looking forward to a new role with Andrew Johnson Bank.
“It’s a brand new position, at least here in Jonesborough,” he said. “I’ve been around so many years, a part of economic development over the years, and I’ve developed so many contacts. It would be a waste having all those affiliations if they weren’t being put to use.”