Employees and Directors
Pedro A. Bryant – President & Chief Executive Officer
Pedro has extensive banking and executive leadership experience, which was gained from 30+ years at various banks across four states. His commitment to mission based banking is evident through his work in multiple CDFI banks and service to local non-profits. Pedro has also taught undergraduate economics at Savannah State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Morris Brown College and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. Pedro is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has multiple diplomas from the ABA’s American Institute of Banking.
“One morning when my children were in high school we stopped for doughnuts and milk on the way to school. As I was eating a doughnut I decided to drink some milk. As soon as the milk entered my mouth I immediately realized that it was sour so I turned to spit it out but the window was up. The sour milk landed on the window. They all got a good laugh and so did I. Sometimes what we see as an embarrassing incident can be something that stays with you for a lifetime.”
Lori L. Elam, CPA – Executive Vice President & CFO
Lori has 20+ years of banking experience in a variety of roles, including audit, financial reporting, operations, risk management, and eight years in public accounting. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Louisville and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has a Wharton Leadership Certificate.
“If you think you are a person of influence, try ordering a teenager and four bulldogs around.”
Michele Jackson – Vice President and Operations Officer
Michele has 10 years of banking experience in Operations, Finance, Accounting, Lending, and Compliance. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Michele is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has a Wharton Leadership Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania.
“Silence is golden……unless you have small kids, then silence is VERY suspicious.”
Zachary J. Johnson – Credit Analyst/Junior Commercial Loan Officer, BSA & Compliance Officer
Zachary Johnson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to joining Metro Bank, he was a camp counselor for the Accounting Career Awareness Program. Zachary is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting.
“Go as many places as you can you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.”
Erika Linton – CSR and Loan Assistant
Erika earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to joining Metro Bank, her background includes experience working in retail and guest services.
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
Timothy R. Powell – Collections Specialist & CRA Officer
Timothy’s background includes time at JPMorgan Chase, as well as seven years of athletic training. He attended Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana, majoring in Accounting.
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
Pedro A. Bryant – Metro Bank
Dr. F. Bruce Williams – Bates Memorial Baptist Church
Sharon M. Bond – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Ryan Bridgeman – RJE, LLC
Marland Cole – Baptist Health
Earl L. Stringer – Gold Key Realtors
Brian Phillips – LG&E and KU Energy LLC
John Rippy – Republic Bank