Joseph K. Presley is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cumberland Trust and has supported the company’s commitment to client service, development, and market growth since he joined Cumberland Trust in 2001. Previously, Mr. Presley served as Chairman, President, and CEO and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Cumberland Trust.
Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Mr. Presley served as Senior Vice President and Head of Personal Trust Services for SunTrust Bank where he presided over the personal trust administration, estate settlement, tax, trust real estate, sales, and endowment/foundations divisions. He is past President of the following organizations: the Estate Planning Council of Nashville, the Tennessee Bankers Association Trust Division, and the Planned Giving Council of Nashville.
An avid supporter of the visual and performing arts, Mr. Presley has served as board member, vice-chair, and treasurer for the Nashville Symphony; board member and finance committee member for Cheekwood; board member, vice-chair, and head of public arts for Nashville for the Metro Arts Commission; and currently as board member of the Arts & Business Council.
Mr. Presley holds a B.A. in Economics from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He received his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law. Mr. Presley is a licensed attorney and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).