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Get to Know Steve Forgey

Community | SouthEast Bank | April 6, 2021

There’s no question why our customers enjoy working with Steve Forgey. He leads with integrity and works hard to meet customers’ banking needs. It’s clear that Forgey genuinely enjoys supporting both his team and bank visitors in achieving their goals.

He said he loves living and working in Cookeville because of the people and the variety of things to do.”I moved to Cookeville in 1974 and have lived here most of the past 45 years,” Forgey said. “I love {Cookeville} because it has a small community atmosphere… but also offers culture and experiences not expected from a community our size.”

Forgey is one of the many employees who make SouthEast Bank stand out, and his leadership helps our Cookeville teams to create the best possible banking experience. We sat down with Forgey to learn a little more about him.

 

How long have you worked for SouthEast Bank? Been in banking?

I’ve worked for SouthEast Bank for just over 10 years, and have been in banking for 39 years.

 

Anything you’d like to share about your family/pets?

My awesome wife, Shelly, and I have been married for 37 years. We have three children who married great spouses. They have given us five (soon to be six) delightful grandchildren, who are indeed grand. I am very thankful for my wife and family.

 

What are your favorite hobbies or activities outside of work?

I very much enjoy my connections through church and community, and I enjoy exploring our portion of God’s beautiful creation. The best times are when all the family is with us, kayaking or playing in the river behind our home.

 

What is your favorite food? Do you prefer to cook or order in?

My wife and I enjoy cooking together, and my favorite is definitely a juicy medium-rare ribeye steak off the grill.

 

What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2021?

In addition to achieving in the bank and helping my teams to do so, I intend to show value to people, helping others to realize their value.

 

What is one fun fact that someone might not know about you?

I began singing in church and school when I was five years old and later led music in the church for about 35 years. My wife and I have also done music for many weddings and other events over the years.

 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know the SouthEast Bank team! We look forward to introducing even more of our stellar employees in the coming weeks.

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