Alliance Bank & Trust Board of Directors


Blake DeFoor

CEO, Focus Treatment Centers 
Chief Manager DeFoor Hospitality Group
Member, Board of Directors, Millennium Bank
Member, Board of Trustees, Glass House Collective


Ken DeFoor

Real Estate Developer, The Corporate Image (Chattanooga’s largest medical office space)
Currently Co-Developing Waterside Life Style Center (Chattanooga, TN)
Co-Developer and Co-Owner, Embassy Suites Hotel and Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Chattanooga, TN)
Co-Developer and Co-Owner, The Westin Hotel and Citi/Park Garage Retail Center (Chattanooga, TN)
Co-Owner, Sheraton Hotel (Madison, WI)
Member, Board of Directors of Millennium Bank (Chattanooga, TN)
Member, Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau
Member, Board of Directors of River City Partners (Chattanooga, TN)
Member, Board of Trustees, Southern Adventist University
Member, School of Business Advisory Board, Southern Adventist University
B.A. in Journalism from Southern Adventist University


Michael E. Haskew

President and Director of Millennium Bank
Former Senior Vice President First Citizens Bank
Former City President Cohutta Banking Co.
Former Senior Vice President AmSouth Bank
Board Member Hamilton County Humane Educational Society;
Medal of Honor Heritage Center; Chattanooga Tennis Foundation
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from University of Tennessee Chattanooga


Millie Keeter Holbrook

Executive Director (retired) of the LeGrand Center
Instructor/Department Head for Health & Physical Education at Cleveland Community College
Associate Director of the Dover Foundation, Cleveland County YMCA
Past Board member of Carolina State Bank
Former LPGA touring Professional, and Life Member


Terry L. Lee

Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Bank
President of Commercial Bancgroup, Inc.
Executive Chairman and CEO of Heartland, Inc.
President and CEO of Lee Oil Company Inc.
President and CEO of Lee’s Food Mart, LLC
President and CEO of Cumberland Ford Motors, Inc.
President and CEO of L&M Ventures, Inc.
President and CEO of Green Hill Properties, Inc.
President and CEO of Madison County Ford, Inc.
Trustee at Lincoln Memorial University
B.A. in Business Administration and Management, Lincoln Memorial University


Carl J. Stewart, Jr.

Attorney at Law, Gastonia
Chairman of the Gaston County Restructuring Committee
Gastonia Rotary
Former Speaker of the NC House of Representatives
Immediate Past Chair of the NC Preservation Society
Gastonia West Committee


Craig D. Taylor

Chief Credit Officer, Grace Healthcare
Director of Operations, Contemporary Healthcare Capital, LLC
Board Member, Millennium Bank
30 years experience in healthcare finance and administration
Certified Public Accountant, retired
B.S. in Accounting, Tennessee Wesleyan College


John H. Whaley

President/Owner Whaley Carpet, Shelby/Gastonia
Member of Shelby Elks Club
North Carolina Licensed Contractor
Member of the Cleveland Country Club
Member of Cleveland County Chamber


David W. White

President, White Investments of Shelby, LLC
Board Member, Cleveland County YMCA
Chairman, YMCA–We Build People Campaign
Past Deacon, Current Member, First Baptist Church, Shelby
Past Member, Uptown Shelby Association
Board Member, Keep Shelby Beautiful Commission
Past Member, Carolina State Banks Advisory Board


Charles L. Yates

CFO, Smith Enterprises, Gastonia
B.A. Sacred Heart College
Board Member, Cancer Services of Gaston County
Past Member, Gastonia Kiwanis
Past Board Member, Gastonia YMCA
Past Board Member, Rally Charlotte