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Meet Our Team

Our Treasury Solution folks are here to serve your business needs on-site, online and on-demand.

You're undoubtedly an expert at what you do...but banking? Maybe not so much. And that's ok. Our Treasury Solutions team was created to serve and support your business banking needs so you can focus on other things. Our experts will get to know you and your business so they can provide just the right combination of products and services, including:

  • Checking, savings and other deposit accounts,
  • Loans and credit cards,
  • Cash management solutions,
  • Merchant services (including cutting-edge technology),
  • Online and mobile banking tools,
  • And more.
We'd like to introduce you to the team who brings the bank to you with on-site consultations, training and ongoing support--even outside the typical "bankers' hours." It's a lot different than what you'll find at a big bank...and that's exactly the way we like it. Tailored solutions from Treasury Solutions.

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Stephanie Hipps

VP - Treasury Solutions

Stephanie joined the Bank Independent family in 2004 and has served as a Personal Banker, Treasury Solutions Specialist, and Treasury Solutions Manager. As Treasury Solutions Officer, Stephanie oversees the bank's Treasury Solutions Sales and Service efforts.

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Tammy Pratt

Treasury Solutions Sales Officer

Tammy joined Bank Independent in 2018 after almost 30 years of experience in the banking industry. She loves to help business customers find the right banking products and services for their individual needs by getting to know them and their business. Her focus is on building long-term banking relationships with her customers.

Lori Albright

Treasury Solutions Sales Officer - Shoals

Lori's career at Bank Independent began as a Consumer Real Estate Loan Processor in October of 2018. She became a Team Lead in 2021 before moving to the Treasury Solutions Sales Officer role in January of 2024. As a Treasury Solutions Sales Officer, Lori takes the time to understand each of her business customers and their unique needs. She enjoys tailoring financial solutions to help them reach their goals and build their companies. By providing excellent service she aims to establish lasting partnerships with the businesses she serves.

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Gwen Allen

Senior Customer Relationship Specialist

Bringing 38 years of experience providing personalized banking service for commercial and small businesses, Gwen joined Bank Independent in 2018. She puts her significant expertise to good use helping customers choose the perfect mix of Bank Independent products and services. Gwen’s goal is to make sure each customer enjoys exceptional, and ongoing, support.

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Lynda Darby

Business Development Officer

A 2016 addition to our Treasury Solutions Sales and Service team, Lynda began her career at Bank Independent in a Customer Service role. Today Lynda provides innovative products & services and one-on-one attention to our business customers.

Ethan Gibson

Senior Treasury Solutions Representative

Ethan joined the Bank in 2018 and served in the roles of Teller and Relationship Banker before joining the Treasury Solutions team. His experience in the Sales Office has brought him a better understanding of building business relationships and a strong knowledge of our products and services. Ethan is excited to put that experience to work for you tailoring solutions specific to your requirements.

Lauren Erb

Customer Relationship Specialist

Lauren began her career at Bank Independent as a part-time teller in April 2022. She was promoted to full-time Relationship Banker in October of 2022 before moving to Treasury Solutions in May of 2023. As a Customer Service Specialist, she bridges the gap between clients and their Treasury Solutions Representative. Lauren aims to deliver an exceptional customer experience by understanding each client's unique requirements and priorities.

In addition to these fine folks, we have another entire team of local treasury solution experts providing dedicated customer support by phone.  Just give us a call Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at  (256) 386-5000 or (877) 865-5050 and ask to speak with someone on our treasury solution team.

We've made it our business to serve yours, and we'd love to welcome your business home to Bank Independent. 
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Merchant Services

We provide card readers, point-of-sale software, remote deposit and much, much more.

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Treasury Solutions

Speed up cash flow, automate banking processes and lower your risk with these business services.

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