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April 4, 2014

Alexander “Andy” Shafer

Alexander C. “Andy” Shafer, president of Shafer Insurance Agency, was recently elected to the Home Federal Bank board of directors.

An active community volunteer, Shafer serves on the boards of several area nonprofits, including Helen Ross McNabb Foundation, Salvation Army, and Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS). He also is a board member and previous president of the Kiwanis Club of Knoxville.

“Home Federal Bank is pleased to add someone with Andy’s business acumen and heart for service to our already strong board of directors,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling.

The following people were also reelected to the bank’s board of directors:

  • Mack A. Gentry, an attorney with Gentry, Tipton & McLemore.
  • James M. Hart, president, Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • John W. Lacey, III, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, UT Medical Center.
  • Avice Reed, executive director, Knoxville Police Advisory & Review Committee.

All members will serve three-year terms.

About Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Home Federal Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through branches in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. Every quarter since 1991, the bank has earned a 5-Star Superior rating – the highest possible – by independent authority BauerFinancial. For more information, visit