Mr. Petty resides in Montgomery, Alabama, and is the chief development officer for an independent commercial bank, ServisFirst Bank, based in Birmingham, Alabama. He was serving on the board of directors of Servis First at the time of his appointment as chief development officer.
Previously, Mr. Petty was retired after a 34-year career in commercial banking with SouthTrust Bank. He served 27 years in Montgomery, the last 20 of which as the Montgomery area president. During the last nine years of his Montgomery tenure, Mr. Petty also served as South Alabama/Mississippi regional president.
In addition, he taught commercial lending for 15 years at University of South Alabama’s banking school. Mr. Petty is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor of arts in history.