Ron Sleigh is the President and CEO of Clarksville, Tennessee’s Cumberland Bank & Trust. During its years under Sleigh’s leadership, Cumberland Bank & Trust has steadily grown to include five full-service banking offices, all of which are located in Clarksville, and now manages 174 million dollars in assets.
“My goal for Cumberland is to truly remain a community bank,” says Sleigh. “We’re locally owned and operated and fully invested in the community we serve. I believe that has greatly contributed to the fact that we’ve become a bank in which people feel confident and have learned to trust, and we continue to dedicate ourselves to providing our clients and customers with excellent customer service.”
Having been in banking for more than 30 years, Sleigh has seen many changes in the financial and banking industry since he began Cumberland 17 years ago, not the least of which is the way that so much has gone digital. But one fact certainly remains the same: “People like dealing with real people, especially those they know and trust; and I don’t believe that will ever change,” he says. Neither has the pride or passion he takes in his work changed. “One of the things I love most about being part of a community bank is the fact that it truly allows us the ability to make our own decisions so that we’re more fully able to help our neighbors with their financial needs so that the community continues to grow and prosper.”
In addition to his work at Cumberland, Sleigh is highly involved in the community and serves on various boards and committees in the local area.