Meet the Directors
Robert C. Byrd is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Bank of Bartlett and Bartlett Mortgage and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. A graduate of the University of Memphis, Mr. Byrd holds both a BBA and MS degree
Dan R. Byrd is also a founder of Bank of Bartlett and Bartlett Mortgage and holds the positions of Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Byrd is a graduate of Memphis State University. From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Byrd served District 99 as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. During his tenure as a representative, Mr. Byrd chaired and served on numerous committees and passed into law many of the most important pieces of legislation enacted during this period.
Harold W. Byrd is a founder and Vice Chairman and President for the Bank of Bartlett. A graduate of University of Memphis, Mr. Byrd received BBA and MS degrees in Marketing. From 1976 to 1982, Mr. Byrd served District 99 as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for three terms. Mr. Byrd serves as a member of several civic organizations throughout Memphis.
Also a founder of the Bank of Bartlett and Bartlett Mortgage, John W. Byrd is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bartlett Mortgage, a subsidiary of the parent company, West Tennessee Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Byrd is a graduate of Syracuse University Language School and has completed extensive courses in mortgage banking.
When Lawler came to Youth Villages in 1986, it was a struggling program. Since then, Lawler has grown the organization into a vast network of services that spans 33 sites in five states, serving more than 6,000 children and families annually. Under Lawler's leadership, Youth Villages has been cited as a national model by the American Youth Policy Forum and the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice. Personally, Lawler is one of only three leaders from the non-profit sector to be named to the prestigious Society of Entrepreneurs. Lawler is the also recipient of the Thomas W. Briggs Community Service Award, the United Way Pinnacle Leadership Award and the Bridges Salute to Youth Award, among others. Lawler holds a Master's Degree from the University of Memphis.