TB&T honors ‘Half Century Club’ members

Published 9:30 am Thursday, March 8, 2018

Troy Bank and Trust honored two members recently for serving in the business for half a century. Pictured from left: Janice Cox, ABA Senior Vice-President; honoree Lydia Richardson; honoree Judy Chancey; and Jeff Kervin, TB&T President & CEO.

Janice Cox, senior vice-president of the Alabama Banking Association, made the trip to Troy recently to help Troy Bank & Trust honor two members of the “Half Century” Club. Lydia Richardson and Judy Chancey have almost 107 years of service to TB&T between the two of them. Richardson has been with Troy Bank since August 31, 1966. She started out in bookkeeping, then went to the proof department. She eventually became the head of the bookkeeping department, then decided to go to college, earned her degree and became the bank’s auditor. She is currently a Senior vice-president and Internal Auditor.

When asked what has changed the most in banking since she began, Richardson says that “the regulations and the technology have changed the most…we used to work with pencils and ledger papers!”

Chancey was hired at TB&T on September 1, 1962, as a utility clerk. She was promoted to teller, bookkeeping clerk, CD clerk, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Operations Manager, New Accounts and Teller Supervisor to her current position of vice-president and Advantage 55 Director. When she began with Troy Bank & Trust, she earned $2,100 a year.

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“In 1962, we had 18 employees and only one location,” said Chancey. “Now we have 11 locations and over 130 employees.” But she insists that the one thing that will never change at TB&T is its customer service.

“We just treat our customers right,” she says.